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Collins Big Cat: Around the World Story Creator

By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Winner of the BETT 2013 Primary Digital Content Award 

Develop your children’s reading and writing skills with Around The World interactive book and Story Creator, from the primary literacy specialists at Collins Education. Also available: The Steam Train and It Was a Cold, Dark Night.

The perfect way to develop essential literacy skills and transfer good reading to great writing. This book has been carefully levelled for children aged 5+.


• An animated, interactive book that brings the story to life
• Audio narration, music and sound effects to aid language learning – read along with the narration as the words are highlighted
• Opportunities to develop speaking and listening skills by recording your own narration and sound effects - perfect for storytelling and to hear progression
• Hidden surprises to discover on every page and a Collins Big Cat quiz to see what you can remember
• Transfer reading to writing using Story Creator: make your own book using pictures, characters and key vocabulary from the story, transforming readers into writers
• Practical guidance for adults helping children to develop their reading, writing and communication skills


We went by train, by boat, by plane, around the world and back again. Then where did we go? Follow two children on their journey to India, Africa and China and take a look at what they see. This imaginative poem brings the sights and sounds of their travels to life.

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This popular reading series is used and trusted by over 9000 UK primary schools, as well as English-speaking schools all over the world. Now available on the App Store for the first time, we’ve brought the quality that teachers, parents and children have come to expect to our digital versions of the books.

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely FAB

What more could we ask for in an app for pre-readers!
And the English accent narration is a huge plus. THANK YOU!

Literary fun

Great books with lovely illustrations and hidden interaction, my two year old loves them. These are great books, can't believe they are free! More please!!!

Amazing resource!!!!!

This should so be available to all schools, it's really a fantastic app and lots of different titles. I would recommend this to everyone!!! It's fun, interactive and the create your own story part it's great and my son loved recording his voice telling his own story!!! Have never seen such great educational apps Big Cat need a big congrats on these! I'm one happy mum now.

Collins Big Cat: Around the World Story Creator
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 62.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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