iStoryTime Announces New App: A Book for Deaf Children

iStoryTime, the iPhone App Developer for DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon,” announces release of New App with Sign Language Interpretation of Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy”

Los Angeles, CA [August 11, 2010] — iStoryTime, a publisher of children’s storybooks for the iPhone and iPad, announced today the launch of a groundbreaking app for deaf children – a vivid audio-visual presentation of “Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy” that includes a sign-language interpretation.  The app is the first of its kind, paving the way for many more cutting-edge products to assist this underserved population.

“We are extremely proud to release the first-ever children’s book app for the deaf community,” said iStoryTime co-Founder, Woody Sears.  “Our goal is to use technology to make children’s books accessible and entertaining and we are delighted to be involved in the production of a book that will provide deaf children with the opportunity to read the popular ‘Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy’ story.”

iStoryTime’s book apps, which can be downloaded directly to an iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad, are simple to use and known for their creativity, illustrations, narrations and animation.  Options for narrations on different stories include voices of adults, kids, and characters.  The narration can also be turned off so that parents can read to kids.
iStoryTime books are available globally for $.99-$2.99 in the iPhone App Store in 80 countries.  For a sneak peak of ‘Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy’ visit

About iStoryTime

iStoryTime is part of FrogDogMedia, LLC.  The company was founded in 2009 by two fathers and an uncle who love to have fun with their families.  Driven by a passion to make children’s books more accessible and entertaining, iStoryTime is the pioneer of children’s book apps for the iPhone.  The organization has created a new medium for established and first time authors to showcase their work at no expense.  The new publishing platform provides parents with a library of compelling children’s books available anytime, anywhere.

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25 Responses to iStoryTime Announces New App: A Book for Deaf Children

  1. Victoria Steinham says:

    Holy moly!!! Danny is going to be so huge!

  2. Delia says:

    This is very exciting! So glad to see the deaf community (and Danny) getting the attention they deserve!

  3. Georgette says:

    AMAZING publicity for you and awareness for deaf literacy!!!

  4. Marion Feeney says:

    I hope other children’s authors will follow your example now!

  5. Gloria says:

    This is really revolutionary in the field of children’s literature! I look forward to seeing other apps inspired by yours!

  6. Meg says:

    Congratulations, Tina, on this wonderful publicity. This is so great for deaf kids because of all books, they get to read about Danny!

  7. Laura Mancini says:

    Such great news! We really loved the DVD and wanted so many others to watch it. Well, here is the opportunity for that!

  8. Maribeth says:

    I’m going to order this now!

  9. Jessica says:

    Hoooooooray for Danny!

  10. Jessica says:

    The iPad and app field is just starting out. We will all look back and remember how cutting-edge Danny the Dragon was to be a part of this!

  11. Georgette says:

    Congratulations Tina and to Imagination Publishing Group! This is a great product you have here–our kids LOVE it:)))

  12. melissa newman says:

    Great news!!! Also I heard about your website being recognized as a top .info site. You are on fire!

  13. Denise Freeman says:

    I am so happy to hear about these successes and awards for Danny the Dragon. My kids are such huge fans and shhhh don’t tell them, but I’m buying them the iPad app for Xmas!

  14. Daniella says:

    Just in time for Christmas, huh? Perfect!

  15. Lori says:

    I am just so impressed with the Danny the Dragon series. I picked up the book when it first came out on hardcover and who would’ve thought that Danny would soon be made available to deaf children in a visual format? It’s a great cause you’re bringing awareness to!

  16. Gillian says:

    No kidding! I don’t even know how I just heard about this app, but definitely ordering one now through your website. What a neat item!

  17. June Veranche says:

    Fantastic. Purchasing the app right now!

  18. Missy says:

    Funny, I’ve been considering getting an iPad for a while now, and with children’s books such as yours available as apps it’s seems like a great investment for the kids, too!

  19. Peggy says:

    Thought you’d like to see and hear how much my grandchildren loved yourmaterials!!! The 8-year-old Jack just finished reading it to his sis and bro. They were spellbound! I asked if they’d like me to say anything to you and… Adam (4) “I loved the tattoo’s and everything that you gave me.” Arielle (7) “I like the book – the cool part was that Danny the Dragon popped out of the shell. And thanks for giving this to us.” Jack, “At first I thought it was a talking sea shell and then a dragon popped out. It was a good book. Thanks for all the stuff.” THANKS VERY MUCH again Tina, Peggy

  20. Madison says:

    We absolutely love this app. My kids are not hearing-impaired but they really want to learn sign language. It’s a great gift for all kids!

  21. Danielle says:

    Hi, Tina. We love the new app and I look forward to the next Danny books!

  22. JuneBug says:

    Well, now I’m thinking it may just be time to get an iTouch or iPad or maybe both this Xmas:) Wave of the future, I’m thinking.

  23. Nancy says:

    We are so excited for your next Danny books to come out. Whenever I take Jake and Audrey to the bookstore, they always want to go to the kids section to see if it’s out yet! It’s really too cute!

  24. Mary Beth says:

    Thanks so much for bringing Danny to our iStuff! Ordering this app right away!

  25. Bethany Sterling says:

    We gave our kids Danny the Dragon as an app this Xmas and they love it!!! So glad you decided to go ahead and do this and that the profits are going to such a good cause.

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