Interactive Children's Book "The Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom" Launches On iOS & Android

Children's Literature Publisher, Oetinger, Launches The New E-book Based On The Popular German Characters "The Ogglies" Today, September 29th
Sept. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Hamburg, GERMANY -- September 29, 2011 -- Oetinger, an international
publisher of children's literature, today launched the next in its
line of interactive books for iOS and Android with the launch of The
Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom in both English and German.

The Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom is now available for
download on the iTunes store for iPhone, iPod and iPad at:

and on the Android at:
for a retail price of $1.99 USD.  After this first week, the product
will be available at its normal price of $4.99 USD.  

"The Ogglies characters are a lovable group of green fantasy creatures
whose antics help young readers to learn and sharpen their skills
through music, puzzles, mini-games and more," said Till Weitendorf,
CEO at Oetinger. "Parents who introduce our products to their young
children will find wholesome and entertaining products that their kids
will enjoy and benefit from as they learn while having a whole lot of

It's time to celebrate! Join Dragon and his friends for a delightful
party that combines reading skills and simple tasks for a novel
experience young audiences have been craving. Play mini-games
including one to fire off bottle rockets to set off the fireworks and
another to toss tires over the Dragon's tail and more!  Best of all,
parents can record their own voice to be used as narration while their
children learn to read the book out loud for themselves.

Oetinger has also launched an update with new puzzle levels for
beginning and advanced readers alike to its first English-language
launch, Finding Frankie Frog. An interactive hide and seek method of
storytelling that engages its young audience with jigsaw puzzles,
child-friendly navigation, no delay in page turning, and the ability
to record and save the reader's voice, Frankie Frog can be downloaded
for free for iPad, iPod and iPhone here:
and for Android here:

About "The Ogglies - A Dragon Party For Firebottom"

Light the fireworks for Firebottom's birthday, look out for brand new,
fantastically farty features, and make the mucky most of the Ogglies'
latest adventure! Oetinger is proud to present the new, super-stinky
Oggly app. Slimy sludge and cheesefeet, what's the matter with
Firebottom? Why is he so sad? The Ogglies are worried about their
dragon. But then they have a positively poopy idea. Supposing they
celebrate Firebottom's birthday by inviting a few of his dragon
friends?  By all the pongs in Poohland, that's absolutely certain to
cheer him up!  And so together with Rocky Red, Blinky Blue, and the
Chinese girl-dragon Leek-an-Lentil, they're soon enjoying the oggliest
party ever seen on the rubbish tip.
One, two, stinky brew, you have been invited too!

World Premiere: Listen to the snotty-botty Birthday Song for
Firebottom, with music by Titus Vollmer & Paloma Ohm, and lyrics by
Erhard Dietl & Oggly-Grandpa.

A guide to the Ogglies by the author, Erhard Dietl

You can light your own mega-magnificent firework for Firebottom

Find out how good you are at tire-throwing

Superoggly puzzle - you can move the parts around just like any other

Audio recorder, so you can record your own voice (only for iPad and
Android devices)

You can choose to listen to the famous Oggly reader Bill Andrews, or
you can read the story yourself

On every page you'll find fishpongily fabulous animations

Lightning load times - no waiting as you turn the page

Perfect for Oggly playmates big and small

New, improved Reader 2.0: the animations are more fluid, the sound
more atmospheric, the music more dynamic!

For Oggly fans all over the world - in English and German


The Friedrich Oetinger Publishing Group

The Friedrich Oetinger Company, one of the best known publishers of
children's books in Germany, was founded immediately after WWII in
1946, with the intention of bringing the joy and excitement of reading
back into children's lives. Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking
appeared in 1949, and caused an absolute sensation, for who had ever
heard of a little girl living all by herself and turning the world
upside down? Friedrich Oetinger's strategy of publishing original and
challenging literature turned out to be a great success. The current
program of the Oetinger Group contains more than 1000 board and
picture books, fiction and non-fiction for children and for teenagers.
Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games), Cornelia Funke (Ink Heart
Trilogy), Ian Falconer (Olivia) and David Melling (Hugless Douglas)
are among the company's most widely read authors. The Oetinger Group
is still one of the most innovative German publishing houses, and its
focus extends far beyond the classic print book. In addition to
producing DVDs, audio books, personalized novels, Onilo board stories
and merchandising articles, Oetinger was also the first German
children's publisher to release interactive multimedia apps.

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