... by Nosy Crow app for iPads developers!
Nosy Crow is a new, independent company, publishing children’s books and apps… and if The Three Little Pigs is any indication of what we should expect than we are lucky they make innovative, multimedia, highly interactive apps for tablets, smart phones and other touchscreen devices!
Nosy Crow is a London-based children’s book and app publisher founded in 2010 by veterans of the children’s book publishing industry. In 2011, Nosy Crow will publish 23 books for children and young adults, as well as 5 apps designed for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
The Three Little Pigs takes advantage of all the options and features available on an iPad. Winner of multiple awards, it is well worth your look:
- Winner of Editor’s Choice Award – Children’s Technology Review magazine
- One of the Top 10 “Best Children’s Books on the iPad” — Gadgetwise, The New York Times
- Five Stars — Common Sense Media
- “The Best Children’s Book App to Date” — FutureBook
- #1 New & Noteworthy Books (UK)
Stay with us “after the break” for our guided video-tour review of The Three Little Pigs; Nosy Crow style!
Designed for children 3 and up, this wonderful classic story not only comes to life on the iPad, but it will continually grow with your child. The multiple layers of connectivity allows your child to enjoy the story on whatever level they are comfortable at the time. We have skipped through the pages in our video to show you only a very small amount of all the wonderful interactive surprises that await your child within this iPad app… you will have fun discovering them all!
- Highly readable and age-appropriate text
- Sophisticated animations on every page
- Hundreds of funny, interactive surprises
- Original soundtrack: each character has his own musical identity
- Listen to the story narrated entirely by children, or choose to read it by yourself
- A different reading experience every time
- Flick the characters to make them jump, spin and speak
- Blow on the screen to help blow down the pigs’ houses
- Help the pigs build each of their houses
- Tilt the screen to reveal more of the scene and find hidden characters
- Chase the pigs down the road in the wolf’s van
- Drop the wolf down the chimney and celebrate with the pigs
- Read to Me, Read by Myself and Read and Play modes
- Narrated entirely by children
- An all-original interactive soundtrack: each character has his own musical identity
- Sophisticated animations on every screen
Yes, we know, the Nosy Crow Three Little Pigs iPad app costs a bit more than you are used to paying, but it’s well worth it. You would pay twice as much for a traditional book of this quality and not have half of the features! Nosy Crow promises 5 apps this year and we look forward to seeing and reviewing them ALL! This is truly a quality app that your child will grow up with and treasure for years to come.
Nosy Crow’s The Three Little Pigs iPad app is available in the Apple App Store.
Apps for iPads Recommended Reading:
- Kidlit.com · App Review: Nosy Crow’s Three Little Pigs – I’m very excited to bring you my very first app review on the blog! (It’s part of a bigger secret project to come in the next few weeks.) And what an app this is! It’s Nosy Crow’s Three Little Pigs,
- Nosy Crow Launches Three Little Pigs App – eBookNewser – This is the first app from Nosy Crow, a new children’s publisher founded by former Scholastic executives. The app includes various interactive features that tie into the story. For example, a reader can blow into the microphone to blow the pig’s house down, as well as flick the characters to make the jump.
- App Review: The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow « A Fuse #8 Production – Opening Length: There’s a seven second or so opening before each Nosy Crow app advertising the company. I suspect they could get that down to three or four seconds
- Digital publishing for children – “The future” or “We are doomed … – It was actually the Nosy Crow app-trailer for their award winning app The Three Little Pigs which made me realise what digital publishing has to offer children. It has been suggested