Hullabalu, the NYC based company has introduced a new storybook app, Pandora. Hullabalu creates inventive, interesting and engaging storybooks that will capture your little one’s attention and tug on their heart-strings.
Suzanne Xie has created Pandora, #1 children’s storybook app on iTunes in 15 countries (beating the Disney, Nickleodeon and Sesame Street books). Currently there are two books in the series, Pan: Pan the Fearless Beribolt and Pan: Chasing the Keeper. These books follow Pandora, a female lead heroine in the form of a little purple panda who is on the search for her parents. Pan isn’t perfect. She makes mistakes, sometimes really silly ones, and learns from them. All the trouble Pan causes makes her a stronger character in the end. Stories and parables have been used for centuries to entertain and educate both kids and adults alike, and Pan is here to remind us that learning is a life-long process best experienced through action, trial, and error.
The interactive epic adventures have been dubbed the “Harry Potter of IBooks” for many reasons. When Suzanne set out to create the Pan series she noticed how tech was changing and asked herself how could she bring stories to kids that will engage them even more and reflect this change in society? There are fewer stories that inspire girls and boys to be leaders and take adventures so Suzanne made that philosophy an integral part of our creation process. Suzanne also noticed that in most epic stories the protagonist is almost always male. Suzanne’s hope is that her stories will make female heroes a more natural narrative, which will hopefully make an impact for the next generation of women.
The Pan books are not like most kids’ stories. The Hullabalu approach to stories is heavily informed by a series of leadership traits that are crucial to success at any age. Among them are: courage, perseverance and integrity. Suzanne, an immigrant from China who spent the first 4 years of her life searching for her parents, learned at a young age the meaning of the American dream. Her parents, through a combination of hard work, humor and luck achieved it. Now she’s on a quest to translate these same values into a fun, clever and heart-felt mobile adventure aimed at kids aged 3-7. Her adventures are created to inspire kids to reach for success and do it with integrity. Achievement in her story is necessary for survival.
CLICK HERE to connect to itunes and download the adorable stories featuring Pandora now. Recommended for ages 4+, and available for both iPad and iPhone.
A bit about Hullabalu:
Hullabalu is a company based in NYC, creating stories for the new generation. We are inspired by our love for fantastical worlds, the timeless classics we grew up with, and the kids who visit our office.
Pan: The Fearless Beribolt is the first story app in the Pan adventure series. We hope you have as much fun with Pan on her adventures as we did making it!
I was not compensated for this post.
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