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Lipa Planets Interactive Book Featured on App Store in 152 Countries

April 24, 2017

We are thrilled to announce our new interactive book for children ages 4-6 has been featured in a total of 152 countries around the world on the App Store.

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Lipa Planets tells the story of an ambitious little dog, Skipper, who dreams of following in his grandmother Laika’s footsteps by exploring outer space in his own rocket ship. After hard work and training, Skipper zooms off to our solar system and pays a visit to each planet. As Skipper greets them, each planet transforms into a god or goddess from the Roman mythology that it’s named after: Mercury turns into a speedy messenger, and Neptune changes to the trident-wielding god of the sea. Skipper learns how the planets got their names and what they represented in ancient Roman times in a visually stimulating and interactive tale kids will love.

Along with having a Home banner featured on the Spanish App Store, Lipa Planets has also been included in such categories as “Discover More About Mother Earth” in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway, and “New Apps We Love” in 25 countries total.

This is a great start for our new creation for preschool kids, who will not only gain reading skills but will learn fascinating facts about our planets. With Skipper’s goal-oriented attitude, kids will also learn that self-motivation and hard work is important to reaching our goals. Lipa Planets is completely kidSAFE certified, which guarantees its appropriate and safe content for children.

For more information about Lipa Planets, go here, or download Lipa Planets directly on the App Store.

 

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