Made for iPad! And works beautifully on the iPod Touch and iPhone devices too.

The "interactive" part comes in the form of games, activities, hidden Easter eggs, and the like. Gorgeous artwork, read-along text, and a reasonable price tag...What's not to like?
-CNET Reviews

The classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" gets a terrific iPad makeover.
-CNET Reviews

I was really impressed with Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook. It takes full advantage of the iPad’s size and looks great. The addition of the hidden activities within the story make it a fun app that my son really enjoyed
-The iPhone Mom

Experience Jack and the Beanstalk like never before in this wonderfully illustrated storybook, featuring over 30 pages of interactivity which your child will enjoy. This timeless tale comes alive with audio narration, read-along text, and interactive games and features. Each page contains a hidden surprise! Come and dive into the pages of Jack and the Beanstalk and join Jack in his adventure to defeat the giant!

SPOILER WARNING - Don't read this next section if you want to discover all the great surprises in this app on your own!

All 32 pages are interactive, but here are some highlights you won't want to miss.

Page 1
Tilt the application to watch the sun move. Move the sun with your finger below the mountains and observe day turn to night. Touch the house to watch and hear the chimney puff.

Page 6
Touch the beans to play the memory matching game.

Page 13
Magically finger-paint the black -and-white page. When most of the image has been painted, stars will burst with enchanting sounds, and reveal an amazingly vivid image. When the page is in color, touch the lake to play a popup game. Shake the device to either finish the painting or to restart painting again.

Page 14
Touch Jack to get him to sing. It may take a few times...he's shy!

Page 29
The Giant is high on the beanstalk. Tilt the device and watch the Giant sway. The Giant will complain when you shake the device - he's afraid of heights.

What's New

Version 2.0.3

Fixed tilt bug for the sun interaction on page 1 and hen game on page 31.
Fixed screen sizing issues in the credits page and page 13 fireworks animation.

Ratings and Reviews

Excellent book, good value

The Cat from Outer Space

Felt compelled to review given the 1 star comment suggesting this app was rustled up in a 'couple of hours' - we're all entitled to our opinions, but I honestly wonder if we're reviewing the same product here, or just have completely different expectations - weeks to months of work would have gone into this.

The illustrations are first class, with lots of small touches/attention to detail in sounds and animations. There may not be dozens of games/features, but it's a rich graphical storybook, with some interactive features on most pages, and a couple of simple games on others.

My daughter consistently goes back to this app time after time - she may well tire of it eventually, but for past few weeks it's been a firm favourite and well worth every penny. The new song is also a hit with her, though it's not my cup of tea.

At £2.39 I think it's very good value, and around the right price level.

Looking forward to future releases from this developer.

Sound not working for the last year - pls listen to your feedback !


This used to be a great app - used to be my child's favourite. But some update about a year ago introduced a bug and the sound on this app has not worked ever since. In fact, when I go to the app settings and switch the sound 'ON', then at that very moment, the app crashes. When I re-launch, the sound has been set back to off - when I try to switch it on, it crashes again without exception. I cannot believe the developer has not realised this problem yet. There are already reviews in here telling that the sound is not working. But no action from the developer or even acknowledgement of the problem.

Very disappointing...

Great interactive storybook for preschoolers

JRW in London

This is quite simply the best animated storybook aimed at preschoolers that I have found for the iPad. The navigation system is simple and intuitive, the pages all have just the right amount of interactivity, the games and activities are pitched at just the right level - just spot on in all departments. After months and months our three-year old still loves to play with "Jack" while other apps have fallen in and out of favour.


Ayars Animation Inc
151.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Ayars Animation Inc.


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