Montreal, Canada – Parents in search of an interactive book app for their child that superbly combines imagination with education, can now head to the App Store and download The Blue Pine and the Apple Tree by developer Emilio Aguirre. This classic heartwarming tale follows the coming-of-age journey of a tiny apple tree living in the middle of an enchanted forest full of giant pine trees, including the tallest and oldest pine tree of all known as the “Extraordinary Blue Pine.” Envious of the massive tree’s ability to touch the stars at night and draw cloudy designs in the sky, the little apple tree struggles miserably to grow higher and higher – that is, until the day a special secret is revealed that changes its destiny forever.
In total the Blue Pine and the Apple Tree includes 22 beautiful and richly detailed full-color animated pages, which are accompanied by delightful music and fun surprises. The app also features two reading options: “Listen to the Tale” and “Read it Myself.” The former option lets children sit back and enjoy listening to a narrator weave the spellbinding story. The latter option lets children take the reigns and read at their own pace, which can include re-reading previous pages if they wish. Other special features include:
* A kid-friendly interface that makes it simple to hide or show the text in either reading mode
* Five story narration language options to support multi-lingual development: English, French and Spanish
* The option to bookmark favorite pages and return to them anytime
“Parents are always looking for ways to spend quality time with their child in a way that’s enjoyable and playful, and also supports their little one’s development and learning,” commented Emilio Aguirre. “The Blue Pine and the Apple Tree achieves all of these goals in a unique and memorable way. It’s an inspiring story and an interactive experience that will stay with children for many years, and will help them feel that, just like the little apple tree, they can reach for the sky and the stars!”
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 367 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The Blue Pine and the Apple Tree 1.1 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Books category. A dedicated desktop version for macOS is also available. Both versions include translations in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
Based in Montreal, Canada, Emilio is a talented software engineer with over 6 years experience working in the games industry for companies including Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Hibernum Creations and Ludia Inc. Sparked by a long held desire to create a 3D short for his children, Emilio has passionately created “The Blue Pine and the Apple Tree” as an interactive book to be enjoyed by his children and those around the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2017 Emilio Aguirre. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.