OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!: KOBO WELCOMES BELOVED DR. SEUSS EBOOKS TO THE FAMILY, TAKING YOUNG READERS ON ZANY ADVENTURES THIS SUMMER
Top titles like Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who! now available at the Kobo eBookstore
Toronto, July 15, 2014 – Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced that dozens of favourite Dr. Seuss classics are now available as eBooks to its millions of readers in Canada and the United States. More than 40 beloved books from the iconic children’s author including Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go! are now available at Kobo.com – great titles to keep kids reading this summer.
Readers can enjoy these illustrated books on Kobo devices such as the full-colour Kobo Arc 7HD Android tablet, or via free reading apps available for most popular tablets and smartphones.
“Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, expanded our idea of what a children’s book could be. Through fantastical worlds and text both silly and inspiring, Dr. Seuss has always played and continues to play a part in igniting the imaginations of young readers,”said Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Content Officer, Kobo. “It is a part of childhood that every parent looks forward to passing on to their kids and we couldn’t be more pleased to be bringing these essential books to young readers in digital form.”
The Kobo Kids’ Store, which offers nearly 100,000 titles, makes it easier to find the next great book for children and young adult Readers, with the latest bestselling series, Read Along books, and colourful picture-books. Kobo offers parents the ability to set up dedicated accounts for their kids so they can safely explore within the Kobo eBookstore. Kobo gives parents the ability to set spending allowances for their kids, pre-select eBooks, and adjust search settings to keep their kids reading safely. Parents can also set reading goals for kids and track their progress with engaging reading stats – all features designed to make eReading an educational, fun, and friendly experience. The dedicated Kids’ Store is currently available in North America and the UK.
About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 4-million eBooks and magazines to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders and Google-Certified Android tablets to suit any Reader’s style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Arc, Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD, and Kobo Arc 10HD. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.