Time to get 2013 started with a new release! Kane Miller Books just launched 1,2,3..By the Sea in both print and as an app in Demibooks Storytime. This is the seventh Kane Miller title in Storytime. 1,2,3 By the Sea is counting book associated with different things you might find on a day at the beach. The illustrator, Hazel Mitchell, cites the Maine coastline and her own love of sailing on the schooner Isaac H. Evans as her inspiration in creating the pictures. The book even sports a picture of the windjammer on two of the books pages. What’s more, Ms. Mitchell admits basing the main character, an exuberant little boy, on the son of the boat’s female skipper, Captain Brenda Thomas. Written in rhyme by Dianne Moritz, the book makes number learning fun as Ms. Mitchell’s sunny artwork invites the youngest beach lovers to count their way through a delightful day at the beach. Hazel first drew the pictures in pencil and then colored them digitally to create the brightly energetic illustrations that transport the reader to a fun-filled seaside adventure. Kane Miller Books, a division of EDC Publishing,
has partnered with Demibooks Studio which used our Composer Pro platform to transform this print book into an interactive app. The book is really brought to life through engaging touch activated animation, sound effects, and narration. The child is encouraged to touch and count along with the story by adding in an element of surprise behind each object. The paperback book 1, 2, 3 … By the Sea is available from independent bookstores including Barnes & Noble, as well as through the publisher’s direct sales division, Usborne Books & More.