catinthehatThe Dr. Seuss iOS apps -- digital, interactive versions of childhood classics like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham -- have been updated with a terrific new feature for parents and kids.

Users can now record themselves reading the Dr. Seuss story, and then share the recording with family and friends that also own the digital book. If Mom or Dad are away from home on a business trip or deployed in the military, the app allows parents to virtually read their children a bedtime story. The reverse works as well, with a parent or grandparent receiving an audio file of their child or grandchild reading Green Eggs and Ham to them.

"We’ve brought story time to a whole new level," said Susan Brandt, President of Dr. Seuss Enterprises. "Whether reading one page or the entire story, readers instantly become the narrator of their own Dr. Seuss book and can share the fun with others."


The digital books with the new recording feature are all available as universal apps for $3.99.

- The Cat in the Hat [Direct Link]
- Green Eggs and Ham [Direct Link]
- Dr. Seuss's ABC [Direct Link]

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