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Mad Libs Now Available On Android

New York, NY – Penguin Young Readers is pleased to announce that it’s most successful app Mad Libs is now available for download on Android devices for the very first time via the Google Play app store. Based on the classic fill-in-the-blank word game, the iOS version of the Mad Libs app has over 7 million downloads to date. Created by comedy writers Leonard Stern and Roger Price in 1958, Mad Libs has become the world’s most popular word game, with over 125 million Mad Libs in print.

The Mad Libs app is more fun and engaging than ever. Gesture-based interactions and dynamic hints make creating stories easy and addictive, and custom illustrations provide a thoroughly modern look and feel. Users can share their stories on social networks to get friends in on the joke, and play along to a soundtrack from the composers behind the music from the hit game Two Dots. And all the while, original Mad Libs mascot Phil N. Deblank is along for the ride, offering hints, encouragement, and a few puns as you play.

Features include:

  • 21 free Mad Libs stories with new free content added all the time
  • Swipe gestures make creating stories fast and easy
  • Interactive hints provide inspiration and speed play along
  • Save stories to share with friends on social media
  • Earn stickers and badges with every play
  • Play solo or with friends and family
  • Custom illustrations for every book

Adam Royce, VP of Digital Content Development at Penguin said, “We are beyond excited to be bringing our Mad Libs app to Android for the first time ever. There aren’t many comparable brands or products that combine gameplay, creativity, personalization, education, and most of all, laughter into one user experience. While many products and brands struggle to reach new audiences in the digital space, Mad Libs is over 50 years old and almost feels as if it was originally created as an app. To all our amazing fans who have requested Mad Libs on Android, thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to seeing all the hilarious and wacky stories you create!”

About Penguin Young Readers

Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Philomel, Puffin, Speak, Firebird, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, Gayle Forman John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, B.J. Novak, Richard Peck, Judy Schachner, Jacqueline Woodson and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as The Little Engine That Could, the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Strega Nona, Madeline, Mad Libs, Alex Rider, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Flower Fairies, and Pippi Longstocking, among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

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