EggMania: Where is the Egg in Exactly? is Launched
Today's digital kids are glued to smartphones, iPads, PCs and gaming devices. To more effectively leverage digital devices for educational entertainment, former educator, Sherry Maysonave uses interactive storytelling and lexical humor in her new ebook series, ManiaTales, to entertain while developing language skills and stimulating children's imagination and creativity.
Sherry and her husband and business partner, Stephen, launch the series with EggMania: Where is the Egg in Exactly? (March 2013), an enhanced ebook aimed at children ages 6-12.
Available now on the Apple iBookstore for the iPad, iPhone (3G or later) and iPod touch (2 nd generation or later), EggMania is an interactive adventure of a boy who keeps hearing mispronunciations of the word "exactly" as "eggzactly," even by highly-educated people. In his quest to find the "egg," he searches the world and meets unusual creatures who help him discover the importance of speaking correctly while learning an important life lesson: even if he makes mistakes, he can still be extraordinary.
Acknowledging that kids learn through play, EggMania was written to entertain children growing up in a digital world while providing cerebral enrichment, specifically cross-lateral brain hemisphere stimulation that can increase intelligence by expanding neuronal pathways and synapse connections.
Sherry and Stephen's company, Empowerment Productions, created ManiaTales with a focus on "interactive imagination" and phonetic word plays, allowing children to interact with the words and illustrations through technology. EggMania includes expansive vocabulary (more than 100 advanced words and definitions), 97 pages of original art, narration with sound effects, animation, tongue-twisting rhymes and a hunt-and-find game with over 170 mind-bending fun facts.