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*Ranked #1 "New & Noteworthy" & "What's Hot" - October 2010
*Ranked as high as #4 in the iPad Books - August 2010
*Ranked #1 "New & Noteworthy" - March 2011
*CNET Review: "Amazing title."
*Digital Storytime: “Ingeniously interactive storyline!"
*The iPhone Mom: “Keep them coming!”
*The iPad Fan: "Amazing!"

In a small, peaceful neighborhood, a wonderfully curious and clever girl is about to get herself into a bit of mischief. Her name is Violet and she has a very secret "SECRET." When Violet ties on her black satin mask she becomes Phantom Girl, the world's most daring experimenter!

Read and interact as Violet investigates the outcome of Phantom Girl's latest experiment to turn forward the hands on the clock and take control of time.

Boys and girls alike will have a blast playing with and searching for the many exciting animated interactions contained within this amusing tale of a little girl with a BIG imagination.

After reading the story, head on over to our website to enjoy Violet coloring book pages, Violet games, and an interactive sketchpad for creating your own artwork.

While visiting our website, learn more about Violet, her family and that curious little dog that seems to be following her...

• Beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by award winning artist, Allison Keeme
• Hidden pop-up and movable animations
• Page curl navigation
• Read-to-Me Option
• Audio On/Off option for original musical score
• Bonus online materials at
• This is an original story written and illustrated for the iPad

*****Review from iPadAppsHub -
"...the future looks very bright for My Black Dog Books. We whole-heartedly recommend Violet for children..."

*****Review from The Unofficial Apple Weblog (AOL News) -
"I'm positive that small children will enjoy reading about Violet and her secret identity."

*****Review from CNET Reviews -
"Amazing title. Much as I love the classics, it's nice to see something modern and new. Great stuff!"

*****Review from The iPad Fan -
"Violet is a clear front-runner in terms of quality presentation and story. My kids are already asking for more Violet."

*****Review from The iPhone Mom -
"I’m looking forward to reading more about Violet’s adventures and seeing where the fun character and lively illustrations take us."


There is a free iPad/iPhone wallpaper at

Click the "Buy App" arrow on the iTunes App Store



What's New

Version 3.0

Recreated in Switch 3.0

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

31 Ratings
31 Ratings

Great Read for Storytime

Tia Bela

I downloaded Violet to read with my nephew when I visit in a few weeks. Being a fan of animation and motion graphics myself, I love the story and how it shows a real family with all of its quirks and a bright little girl who loves exploring and figuring things out--great, refreshing storyline.

Love the interactive format, and the colorful, skilled drawings are a fabulous midway point between the page and the cartoon. The blog posts on the illustration process and the character profiles on the publisher's (My Black Dog Books) website are added bonuses, too, like special features! Can't wait to see their next project...

Definitely a fun story that will make my nephew declare, "Let's read it again!" Can't wait to share it with him.

Super cool little book!


Downloaded this to read with my 6 year old cousin during a family get together. Great artwork and fun animations. Some of them are not as obvious as others, but Hannah had a blast clicking around to see what surprises she could find. The text was easy enough for her to work through and I had fun teaching her the couple words here and there that she couldn't quite pronounce. Most importantly, she sat with me, content, for over 40 minutes reading and playing with it. And that was just the first run through! Definitely looking forward to the future books that their website promises. Will buy more from this company; good stuff!

You listened!


Thank you for listening! I sent you an e-mail telling you about how your app could not be used by my daughter who has special needs and you have now made it accessible to her with this latest update. The page arrows don't fade away, it has a read to me option and you added the yellow dotted lines to let her see where to find the interactive components! Love it! Thank you!


Black Dog Books, LLC
97.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 My Black Dog Books, LLC


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