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KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE INTRODUCES 'THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT' TALKING STORYBOOK

 Talking Storybook Transforms World's Favorite
 Children's Book into a Reading Adventure
 LA CRESCENTA, Calif., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Knowledge Adventure Inc. today introduced "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" Talking Storybook, an interactive reading adventure of Beatrix Potter's classic. Originally published in 1902, this is the first time that "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been transformed into a talking storybook for use on any IBM and compatible personal computer without requiring the use of a CD-ROM.
 "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" Talking Storybook reads aloud the complete text of this classic tale. Using the point and click interface, children as young as 2 years old are encouraged to explore the various elements in the illustrations and enjoy the sound effects associated with the story elements. Accompanied by an original score in stereo MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) sound, this talking storybook features exquisite original watercolor illustrations displayed in 256-color VGA by the award-winning children's book illustrator, Lonni Sue Johnson.
 "We have designed our talking storybooks to make learning to read an adventure for children," said Bill Gross, president and chief executive officer of Knowledge Adventure Inc. "Tapping into the power of the personal computer, this talking storybook brings new dimensions to this classic with its animation, sound effects and reading dynamics. Other talking storybooks traditionally require the storage capacity of a CD-ROM; however, with our proprietary compression technology, we are able to provide the complete text of this classic with animation and sound on just two floppy diskettes for use on standard personal computers."
 "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" Talking Storybook has a suggested retail price of $24.95. This Talking Storybook is available to consumers at major software stores, mass merchants, software catalogs and direct marketing organizations. Upon returning their registration card, registered users will receive a free "Jr. Gardening Kit" from Knowledge Adventure. This kit includes carrot, lettuce and radish seed packets for planting their own garden.
 "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" Talking Storybook runs on IBM and compatible PCs equipped with a VGA color monitor and a hard drive. A mouse is recommended. More than 18 popular sound devices are supported, though "The Tale of Peter Rabbit's" sounds will play through the PC's speaker as well. Supported sound devices include: Sound Blaster or compatible device, Sound Blaster Pro and Sound Blaster 16 ASP; Disney Sound Source; Adlib and Adlib Gold; ProAudio Spectrum 8 and ProAudio Spectrum Plus/16; Tandy SL/TL/1000RLX and Tandy TX/EX/HX/SX; Covox Speech Thing, Covox Soundmaster I and Covox Voice Master; Thunder Board; DigiSpeech DS201; ATI Stereo-FX; Microsoft Sound; and Lanstastic Voice. Sound varies depending on the capabilities of the sound device.
 Knowledge Adventure Inc., headquartered in La Crescenta, develops and markets multimedia educational software products.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: Knowledge Adventure is a trademark of Knowledge Adventure Inc. All other marks mentioned herein belong to other companies. Color slides are available. Call 818-542-4200, ext. 122/
 /CONTACT: Lynda Orban of Knowledge Adventure, 818-542-4200, ext. 122/


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