It's Halloween - and just when you thought "trick or treating" couldn't be any more fun, here come Heckerty and her faithful cat, Zanzibar, with a new adventure. Halloween is Heckerty's birthday - but despite Zanzibar's attempts to persuade her to go out to celebrate, she doesn't feel like it. So when "trick or treaters" dressed in costume turn up at her cave door, she and Zanz are scared. That is until they open the door and meet the kids face-to-face.

Like Heckerty and Zanzibar, in this story kids learn how scary things often aren’t really scary at all. And that fears can be conquered without hurting or harming others — especially if they have a good friend like Zanzibar!

Kind and gentle, Heckerty stories are ideal for children 3-8 years old, as well as anyone learning English. As readers laugh their way through another wacky, magical adventure - they learn English and discover important life values - caring, loyalty and the courage to overcome their fears.

Everybody loves Heckerty and as you watch your child improve their vocabulary and reading while laughing with Heckerty and Zanzibar, you will too!

So download "Heckerty's Halloween" today and discover just how magical a child's story can be!


• Superb narration by famous British broadcaster; created by one of England’s most acclaimed storytellers, all in beautiful gentle English storytelling style
• Ideal for kids and adults to improve English reading & vocabulary — to be read out loud or as a bedtime story. Perfect for ESL (English as a second language) and children on the autism spectrum.
• Rich, entertaining, interactive animations and graphics. Kids enjoy the storytelling, learning words and spelling as they play, and discovering values like diversity, inclusiveness and caring at the same time.
• Designed for children alone or with an adult (choose between the "Read and Play" and "Storyteller" options).
• 3-Minute Tour and Parent/Teacher Guide for new users
• Innovative coloring book - "save 'n share"TM images easily with friends and family.
• French, German, Spanish, Simplified & Traditional Chinese interface with optional Language Helper
• COPPA support.
• Advertising-free.

What's New

Version 2.0.5

Performance and stability enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

EZgirl2017 ,

Fantastic for children & childlike adults!

I love this app! All the kids I show it to, and adults also, are mesmerised. Amazing illustration and character voices. Looking forward to her 410th birthday. Please do more!

Rhythm Noir ,

Fantastic animated fun

I really loved this beautifully illustrated and animated interactive children's book! It is fun whilst helping teach kids to read :)


Broomstick Productions inc
112.4 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Broomstick Productions, 2014, All Rights Reserved


  • Family Sharing

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