She is a recognized bovine by Prince Charles and has won the hearts of children around the world - Marin-based Fat Red Couch is thrilled to announce the world-wide and multi-platform app launch of the acclaimed book Prancing, Dancing Lily, a heartwarming story about an Ayrshire cow determined to hoof and groove around the globe.
Initially published by Penguin, the award-winning story, written by Marsha Diane Arnold and illustrated by John Manders, introduces readers to the spirited Lily, who would rather kick up her heels than walk sedately from pasture to barn. Lily prefers stepping in time to staying in line - so she sets out to travel the globe in search of her perfect dance. Along the way she discovers new dances from Senegal to Turkey, makes new friends around the world, and causes lots of commotion. When Lily finally finds the dance for her, she returns home and inspires her herd to step in line...a Conga line!
The partnership between book author and app developer required trusting the creative process with interactive media publisher, Fat Red Couch.
"The Fat Red Couch team provided years of experience in storytelling and are a delight to work with," says Ms. Arnold. "We persevered in our search for the perfect app just as Lily persevered in her search for the perfect dance, and just like Lily, we had a great time on the journey. Lily's story will delight anyone who's ever felt different from the herd. Children can interact with Lily as they read or listen to the story and enjoy playing puzzles."
Additionally, the author provides online educational resources related to Lily's adventures that explore storytelling, art, and following your muse.
Prancing, Dancing Lily is inspired by Ms. Arnold's own childhood. Born and raised in Kansas, as a child Ms. Arnold helped her father with his registered Ayrshire herd, Highland Ayr. The Ayrshire Cow is native to Scotland; HRH Prince Charles maintains a 180-head dairy herd as part of his commitment to preserving rare native breeds and organic farming.
Prancing, Dancing Lily 1.2.5 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. This book is also available on Android and Amazon. To learn more about Lily and author Marsha Diane Arnold, please visit FatRedCouch online. Fat Red Couch is a member of Moms With Apps, the collaborative group of family-friendly app developers.