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Rules of Summer

By We Are Wheelbarrow PTY LTD

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


"10/10.. Simply a Masterpiece" The Bizri Professional Mobile Application Reviews.

No.1 for Books on Australian iTunes!

Winner of a coveted Gold Childrens Technology Review Editor Choice Award for 'Excellence in Design' 2014.

Shortlisted as one of the top 20 Digital Interactive texts at the 2014 Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 2014.

Shaun Tan, Academy Award winning Director and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient, is an artist who defies category. The new App Wheelbarrow is co-releasing with his latest book Rules of Summer is likewise - you have to experience it to believe it!

It was created to give the user an interactive, immersive experience - allowing the Rules to be traversed and explored in detail. Shaun’s beautiful oil paintings, captured on a 200 mega-pixel Hasselblad digital camera exclusively for the app, entice you to explore, to pan pinch and peer, into a world of detail one could only otherwise experience in a gallery setting.

Shaun’s muted humor and charismatic characters are perfectly met by noted composer Sxip Shirey, who has created a sublime otherworldly score, drawing the reader deeper still into a surreal landscape. The App also has exclusive features. Read the entire book to unlock Tan’s concept art and explore further to unlock another special treat!


- Shaun’s beautiful oil paintings captured exclusively for the App in super high resolution, allowing you to explore each canvas in incredible detail.

- Score by renowned New York composer Sxip Shirey

- Sketch mode. Explore the Rules to unlock exclusive access to Tan’s original sketches and concept art.

- Explore further to unlock another hidden secret!

- Available in 11 Languages.

What's New in Version 1.3

Updated languages.


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Customer Reviews

Art for community

Thank you and more please.

The Arrival addresses issues of recent, current and likely future generations, without barriers of literacy, only access to hard or electronic copies. Please consider producing The Arrival in a similar format and your sketchbooks for budding storytellers.

Beautifully detailed

A glorious way to study the detail of one of my favourite artists. Unfortunately, the soundtrack didn't work. I would also have liked to see more working drawings, more of the process of creation. Perhaps Shaun spoke about it, but as mentioned, I could not get sound.

Not for children

I downloaded this book thinking to was suitable for children. Wheelbarrow also has 'Wrong Book', 'Hungry Bear' and 'Itchy Bear'. I am glad I looked at it before showing my eight year old daughter. This book would give her nightmares, very creepy pictures for children. Very disappointed!

Rules of Summer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 1.42 GB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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