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3/26/2013 | 19 New Titles From MrsP.com Now Available on Tales2Go
MrsP.com announced today that 19 new titles from Mrs. P’s award-winning children’s storybook website, including such favorites as “Cinderalla”, “Thumbelina”, “The Little Match Girl”, and “Jack and the Beanstalk” will be released on Tales2Go further expanding the distribution relationship between the companies, which are both dedicated to exciting kids to read. The new titles join 19 other classic audio stories narrated by TV star Kathy Kinney who portrays Mrs. P.
“When we learned that Tales2Go had partnered with Mackin Educational Resources to include the Tales2Go desktop player within mackinVIA, a eResource portal for school libraries, we knew we wanted to provide more titles to their library,” said Kathy Kinney, who often Skypes in elementary schools as Mrs. P. “Teachers, librarians and reading specialist have used audio books for decades in their classrooms and this was one more opportunity to connect our classics stories with them.”
Tales2Go makes the process of selecting and playing audio books simpler with their search-able database tool. Typing in Mrs. P, Kathy Kinney, or the author of your favorite Mrs. P story will take you right to the selection. The app also helps with critical elements of child learning, such as listening, vocabulary and word comprehension.
About Tales2Go Inc. Founded in 2009, Tales2Go is an award-winning subscription kids' audio book service, which offers teachers and parents instant and unlimited access to thousands of titles from leading audio publishers and storytellers to stream on Apple mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Stories range from fairytales to popular series and characters such as Clifford, Ivy and Bean and Diary of a Wimpy Kid to classics such as Treasure Island and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Listening to stories is a proven pathway to becoming a skilled reader - at all levels - as audio books expose kids to vocabulary, build critical listening and comprehension skills and excite kids about literature.
About Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC.
Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC, was founded in 2008 by Hollywood team Clay Graham, Kathy Kinney and Dana Plautz. After having built successful careers in television and New Media, the three creators of MrsP.com were brought together by a love of reading and a desire to help spark that same passion in young people everywhere. The company endeavors to expose young people to great books and stories through a celebrity storyteller and to spark their imaginations and creativity with on-line games and writing contests. Its production offices are located in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.
Clay Graham, co-president, was born in Phoenix, Arizona and was the head writer and Executive Producer of The Drew Carey Show for seven years. The show aired on ABC for nine seasons and is now syndicated throughout the world. Clay wrote for Mad Magazine while still in college and wrote and produced the sitcoms Benson and Who’s the Boss? soon after. He recently developed an animated comedy pilot, Big Tow, for TBS and Sony Studios, and is currently a writer and producer on the new NBC sitcom, Are You There, Chelsea? Clay has written comic essays for The New York Times, Written Bymagazine and The Arizona Republic.
Kathy Kinney, co-president, was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and achieved international fame playing Mimi Bobeck on “The Drew Carey Show” for nine years. (Kathy is the only member of the Mrs. P team who has had a doll manufactured in her image.) Before and after playing Mimi, Kathy has guest starred on television shows too numerous to mention. She has also appeared in many films including “This Boy’s Life” and “Stanley and Iris,” Kathy may currently be seen in a recurring role on the ABC Family hit series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager". She is also co-author, along with her friend Cindy Ratzlaff, of the book, “Queen of Your Own Life – The Grownup Woman’s Guide To Claiming Happiness And Getting The Life You Deserve.”
Dana Plautz, co-president, was born in New York and raised in Southern California. She spent 10 years in the Hollywood entertainment industry, holding senior posts at Norman Lear’s Embassy Communications and Hanna-Barbera Studios, followed by 13 years in high tech at Intel, Corp. specializing in the area of new media and emerging applications. But Dana's roots never strayed far from the entertainment field: she held a government appointment for 6 years,chairing the Oregon State Film and Video office. Dana is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and web producer and has a strong philanthropic and community volunteerism record, with a special interest in supporting the arts, education, and services for women and children.