Savannah, GA, June 19, 2013 --(PR.com
The book market is changing into one of tablets and hand held electronic devices. Balloon Cat Animation is embracing the possibilities of the tablet by releasing a first animated children's e-book. "The idea is to get children excited about reading through interactivity and a format like many of their television shows," Debbie Scheller creator of Balloon Cat Animation and Director of this project said. Balloon Cat Animation's first work is about a little girl who finds create ways to avoid picking up her room. The Pick-up Princess is now available in iTunes for iPad and iPhone devices.
Balloon Cat Animation's team for The Pick-up Princess consisted of college students from The Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. 21 year old Debbie Scheller, was not the youngest team member, however. The author of The Pick-up Princess is Katrina Elzinga, her cousin, who wrote the book when she was 7 and is now 13. "Katrina and I had worked on this story when I was younger and I've always been fond of it. I think the characters are fun and relatable. And the twist ending always gets a laugh. When I decided that I wanted to do an e-book," Debbie Scheller said. "I thought of The Pick-up Princess first. I think that Katrina is capable of some amazing writing."
In the future, Balloon Cat Animation would like to continue creating animated e-books for children. There are currently 2 more Princess books in production with more planned. "We have lots of ideas," Debbie Scheller said. "We just need the opportunity to get them out there." It is Balloon Cat Animation's hope that this first title, The Pick-up Princess, will start them on their way.