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Ladybird Classic Me Books

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This app is not currently working with devices that have been updated to iOS9. We are working to fix this as quickly as possible.


Record and save your own versions of classic tales!

The Zoo, The Old Woman and Her Pig and Robinson Crusoe are included in the initial app purchase, then you can build your own collection within the app from a superbly nostalgic range of Ladybird Classic Me Books for just £1.99 each. The latest additions are The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Party.

Apps Magazine - ‘Entertainment App of the Year’ top five iOS apps for children 2011

Winner of the Lovie Gold Award 2011

Shortlisted for the FutureBook Awards – Best Children’s App

Shortlisted for the Guardian Megas Awards for digital innovation

• Listen to wonderfully funny celebrities like Sir David Jason, Adam Buxton and Josie Lawrence read your favourite Ladybird books.

• Record and save your own voice and sound effects on every page!

• Suitable for children of 3+ and adults of any age!

Ladybird Classic Me Books is an app of pure nostalgic joy, offering a treasure trove of golden childhood memories. Now, fans of classic Ladybird books will be able to share them with a new generation of children thanks to a unique picture book reader for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch called Me Books.

Each title is packed with hidden hotspots that, on touching, trigger wonderful narration, funny character voices and sound effects from celebrities.

There’s more! You can then create your own interactive hotspots anywhere you like by drawing with your finger and recording your own voice or sounds using the device’s microphone. It’s a simple, powerful and brilliantly entertaining feature that allows a story to be endlessly re-told in all kinds of different ways.

Experience the beautiful and enchanting world of Classic Ladybird Books as you’ve never seen (or heard) them before, by adding a pinch of Me Books magic.

The Ladybird Classic Me Books app from Penguin Books Limited (“Penguin Books”) uses a third party app service provider (“Flurry”) in order to create accurate, real time user data reports so that Penguin Books can continue to improve the app user experience. The service collects and submits anonymous aggregated data about which app features are being used most frequently as well as your mobile device UDID (unique phone Identifiers) and/or IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identities), which are also anonymised via a secure hashing protocol, to Flurry servers. This information will be used to continually improve the features and functionality that Penguin Books releases in its subsequent versions of its mobile apps.

What's New in Version 2.3

New shop functionality - if you have trouble updating to the new version please delete the app and reinstall. Go to the shop page and select "Restore Purchases" to download the titles you have already purchased.

Four new titles.

Bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

BRILLIANT..!! (updated from a previous "Terrible")

The app has fixed ALL the problems from the previous version. In summary, the app is no longer crashing, I was able to restore all my purchases and most importantly… I am able to put them on multiple devices. Very well done to the developer on an excellent turnaround. My children LOVE these stories. The narration is a great help when I'm not able to read and the children really enjoy the add-in soundbites to the pictures. THIS IS NOW A FANTASTIC APP.

To see the turnaround the developer has made, my previous "Terrible" review is below:

Just installed update to "fix" bugs. Now the app crashes every time. I spent a lot of money buying the catalogue for my children but its all gone. A terrible app. Another gripe I have is that all my titles are on my iPhone, my eyesight is not great and I need strong glasses, and I would like to get all the books onto my wife's iPad as the screen size is much bigger. Can't do it unless I double purchase the books. Total sh1t. And did I mention this latest "update" has ruined the whole set of downloads...

Excellent customer service

Due to a problem with app, I emailed for support - and was responded to within an hour -excellent customer service! My problem wasn't easily fixed, however within the day we had all our books back thanks again to Mike for helping with this and we now have a very happy little girl. I would definitely buy from again, as they obviously care enough about their customers to provide such great service

Happy happy happy!

Like many other users, after losing all my books I was NOT a happy customer. I contacted the customer support and they have been extremely friendly and helpful. In only 24 hours, I have had three emails and all my downloads have been restored with no problems. I understand that mistakes happen, but Ladybird have put everything right with no hassle. Hats off to them, they're brilliant and I'll be using this app a LOT with my little girl.

Ladybird Classic Me Books
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £2.29
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 76.4 MB
  • Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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