Strawberry Shortcake turns 30! Wow that just made me feel old, anyone else? I remember Strawberry Shortcake from my childhood and while I wasn’t a big fan and didn’t have any of her toys, many of my friends did. It’s amazing that a character like Strawberry Shortcake who has been a favorite with moms and daughters for more than three decades is still around teaching wholesome values, going on fantasy adventures and proving that little girls can do big things!
Ape Entertainment and CPLG, Cookie Jar Entertainment’s licensing arm and global licensing agent for Strawberry Shortcake™, along with American Greetings Properties, has released the Strawberry Shortcake digital comic series available on the App Store for iPhone, iPod® touch and iPad for the first time in history.
The Strawberry Shortcake digital comic app is free to download! Who doesn’t love free? The app includes a preview of the first issue at no additional cost and offers the first three issues for $1.99 each.
“We’re very proud to be a part of the first time Strawberry Shortcake has ever been a digital comic series,” said Brent E. Erwin, Ape Co-Publisher. “Beyond it being an iconic series, Strawberry Shortcake teaches very important values in a fun and creative way. And we’re extremely excited to be producing it.”
Each issue contains three stories, one 16-page story, and two four-page stories.
- Issue #1: “The Pineapple Predicament” – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Tanya Roberts & Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski – Strawberry Shortcake’s solution to a tropical dilemma convinces her friends that she’s taking a trip to Luau Island. Sounds like a dream vacation, but in the middle of all the excitement, the residents of Berry Bitty City forget to check their facts before they bid farewell. Also included: “The Blueberry Flu” & “Special Delivery”
- Issue #2: “The Sour Truth” – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Tanya Roberts and Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski – After Katie and Sadie Bug hear about a local legend famous for his honesty, they think telling the painful truth will earn them celebrity status. When feelings get hurt, Strawberry Shortcake must stop the devious duo before berry best friends turn into bitter enemies. Also included: “Berry Fashionable” & “A Little Kitchen Help”
- Issue #3: “The Berry Scary Storm” – Story by Georgia Ball, Art by Amy Mebberson, Cover by Peter Wonsowski – The storm of the century is brewing and it’s headed straight for Berry Bitty City. Strawberry Shortcake tries to prepare for the worst, but her friends need her help. Will she have time to save her café from the wrath of Mother Nature? Also included: “Custard & Cake” & “All Colors Go In The Flower Garden”
And if you and your children want to read and buy the actual comics, the app helps you locate your nearest comic retailer! Cool! This seems like a great app to share a classic children’s character with your children and to encourage your child to read. Do any of you have Strawberry Shortcake fans?