Oceanhouse Media Releases Ziggy Marley's 'I Love You Too' Digital Book App
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. announced their partnership with Tuff Gong Worldwide and five-time Grammy winner and 2013 Emmy winner Ziggy Marley to adapt his debut children's book "I Love You Too" into a digital book app for iOS devices. The app is now available on the App Store? and Android markets for the introductory price of $2.99.
"I Love You Too," which is set for a worldwide hardcover release this April, is based on Ziggy Marley's song with the same title from his 2009 Grammy Award winning album "Family Time." The story celebrates the unconditional love between parents and their children with charming illustrations and colorful imagery. "This story is close to my heart because it began as a spontaneous exchange between me and my then 3 year old daughter Judah," Marley said. "It expresses something so true and so meaningful; it should be repeated as often as possible."
Narrated by Ziggy Marley himself, the "I Love You Too" app takes the message of the story one step further by providing a record and share option which enables parents and children to record their own voices reading the book. "Our girls recorded a version of "I Love You Too" for their grandparents who live almost 3,000 miles away," said Michel Kripalani, president and CEO of Oceanhouse Media. "Not only did the girls have a blast creating the recording, but we also captured a tender moment that we can all cherish for a lifetime." Additionally, the app contains a sing-along mode where children can follow highlighted lyrics karaoke-style with Ziggy Marley's song. Other features include tappable words and pictures, fun animations, parental controls and much more.
Although "I Love You Too" is Marley's first children's book, he is a long time fixture in children's entertainment, having played the role of Ernie in "Shark Tale," as well as roles on multiple family and children's shows including "Sesame Street" and "Dora the Explorer." The reggae icon is also an honorary member of the board of directors for Little Kids Rock, an organization that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools throughout the United States.
"Working with Ziggy Marley to adapt 'I Love You Too' as a mobile app has been an incredible experience," said Kripalani. "Taking this story of a parent's love and providing an easy way to save and share memories is a true honor."
"I Love You Too" hits the App Store? and Android markets just in time for the 2013 holidays. Download it today for the introductory price of $2.99 and say "I Love You Too" this holiday season.
About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss digital book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 300 mobile and desktop apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), Android, NOOK Tablets, Kindle Fire, HP TouchPad and Windows 8 devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, a veteran of the video gaming industry. Seventeen of the company's apps have reached the number one spot within their categories on Apple's App Store?. In addition, Google has selected the company as one of its Top Developers, a designation granted to only 150 groups worldwide.
About Ziggy Marley
A five-time Grammy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, producer and Emmy winner, Ziggy Marley has released fifteen albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as "Look Who's Dancing," "Tomorrow People" and "Tumbling Down." Ziggy's first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a 5th Grammy award for Best Children's Album. Recently Ziggy started Ziggy Marley Organics, a GMO-free product line including flavored coconut oils and hemp seed snacks. The products are distributed throughout the US and are available in over 1,000 stores nationwide. For more information, visit ziggymarley.com, tuffgongworldwide.com and ziggymarleyorganics.com.
About Tuff Gong Worldwide
The Tuff Gong label was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. In a time decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary Bob Marley's vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized. For more information, visit tuffgongworldwide.com.