Taking The Leap from Their Recent Release, Finding Frankie Frog, Oetinger Now Looks To Launch “The Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom” in Late September in North America
Oetinger, an international publisher of children’s literature, today announced the next in its line of interactive books for iOs and Android with the upcoming launch of The Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom, which will launch digitally in North America and in Europe on September 29th. Oetinger is ready to entertain children of all ages with their interactive storytelling with the popular Children’s license, The Ogglies.
“Following our recent launch of Finding Frankie Frog, we are excited to announce our second North American Interactive children’s novel based on the hugely popular series in Europe, The Ogglies,” said Andreas von Lepel, Chief Technology Officer of Digital Content at Oetinger. “The Ogglies - A Dragon Party for Firebottom follows the adventures of The Ogglies and their beloved Dragon, Firebottom, as they celebrate Firebottys birthday while teaching their young readers new reading skills through music, puzzles and much more.”
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 child learns to read the book out loud for themselves.
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 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 puzzle
• Audio recorder, so you can record your own voice (only for iPad)
• 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 Ogglies: A Dragon Party For Firebottom will launch in North American on the iTunes App Store and on Android on September 29th and retail for $1.99 USD during its first week then return to its normal price of $4.99.
The Ogglies: A Dragon Party for Firebottom follows the recent launch of Oetinger’s first Interactive book released in English, Finding Frankie Frog. Finding Frankie Frog is not just a novel but 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 brings a depth to a fun story that will engage a child unlike a typical book and foster the desire to read in a way needed for today’s active lifestyles. Currently Finding Frankie Frog, Oetinger’s first title to debut in English, is free for a limited time for all to enjoy.
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.