App maker Loud Crow Interactive has released a storybook app edition of Charles Schultz‘s classic Christmas story, A Charlie Brown Christmas. The app brings to life the classic 1965 cartoon in a modern way.
Like a DVD, the app starts with a menu and readers can swipe tabs to turn the page and enter the storybook. The pages include animated features like dancing kids and snow falling on what would otherwise look like a fixed page. It is narrated by Peter Robbins, the voice of the original Charlie Brown, among other classic voices from the adaptation.
There are also interactive elements such as a play-along piano. Readers can play along on Schroeder’s piano while learning how to read tablature by following notes that are highlighted on a black-and white piano keyboard. The above video shows how it works.
The app is available in iTunes for $6.99. To learn more about book apps, check out our Publishing App Summit next week in New York.