iStoryTime of DreamWorks Animation Fame Releases New Book for Deaf Children

As many of you know, my award-winning tale Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy has now been released as an app for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad.  I am more than thrilled to say the least!

Here’s a copy of the press release announcing the wonderful news about this exciting product:

For Immediate Release

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.


Tina Turbin

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19 Responses to iStoryTime of DreamWorks Animation Fame Releases New Book for Deaf Children

  1. Karen says:

    This is outstanding!!! I’m getting this right away!

  2. Melissa S says:

    This is fantastic! And how cutting-edge, with the signed interpretation, too!

  3. Peggy says:

    This is HUGE, Tina! I guess it’s just one more reason for me to splurge on an iPad!

  4. Maddie L. says:

    I can’t wait to get this app! I’m so happy yayyy!

  5. Kathy says:

    This is truly wonderful! I know what I’m getting my nieces for Christmas!

  6. Georgette says:

    Wow! Danny the Dragon is really on the cutting edge of technology, huh?

  7. Deborag Griggers says:

    I am SO excited about this! I was just looking to get stuff for my daughters on our iPad. Ordering this now!

  8. Felicia says:

    Oh this is wonderful! Now the question is, should I wait until christmas to get it or should I get it now? I think now!

  9. Mason (age 7) says:

    (as relayed by Mason’s mommy, Jennifer) Thank you Ms. Turbin for the CD and DVD. I can’t wait now to get Danny the Dragon on the iPad!

  10. Jacklyn Hernandez says:

    I can’t wait to get this! My son and daughter are soooo excited.

  11. Leigh Anne says:

    Hooray! Now I can keep the kids occupied with my iPhone when we’re running errands!

  12. Meredith says:

    I am tremendously happy to hear this! I will be adding Danny the collection of kids apps as soon as possible!

  13. Peggy says:

    Woo hoo!!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the series on my iPad, too!

  14. Julia Hodges says:

    This is really fantastic news. I am SO excited to get this!

  15. Tessa says:

    Score! I can’t wait to get this for the kids!

  16. Lizzie says:

    Yay!!! Totally ordering this ASAP!

  17. holly says:

    Hooray! Another awesome app for our iStuff!

  18. Tessa says:

    Got it, loved it, thank you!!! Can’t wait to see more Danny for the iPad!

  19. Helen says:

    Soooo excited to hear this! We absolutely LOVE the DVD. So happy that many more families will be able to watch it, too, with this new app.

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