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.

If you experience any technical issues with this app please get in touch. We are happy to help. Contact us at

What's New

Version 4.0

New UI.

Ratings and Reviews

A wonderful idea, great design and a beautiful app


I've used this app for the last four/five months and it's worked flawlessly; it's also beautifully designed with production of the highest quality.

Like a few others recently, I had a problem where the app deleted all my in-app purchases. However, instead of complaining like the majority here, I contacted the app makers directly, and they offered me a perfect solution in less than half an hour, with all my purchases restored. I had a reply from the Creative Director who was really helpfully and really apologetic for any inconvenience. Sometimes things go wrong – all you need is a little patience to put things right. If you have lost your purchases after an app/system software update, try deleting the app and then re-downloading it direct from the App Store. The App Store should remember all of your purchases, so you'll only have to download them again, without any extra charges.

This is a fantastic app, and does not deserve the bad reviews from a few individuals. Coupled with the great support, this app is *so* worth the money. You – and your children – will love it forever.

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...

An alternative opinion

A Mighty Warrior

Just like many others, I purchased the set of books a few months ago for a special offer price. I too recently found them gone from the app. This was a massive disappointment as my sons loved them.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE.... Having contacted the app developers I could not have asked for greater customer service. The gentleman I spoke to was extremely apologetic about what had happened and took FULL responsibility. He admitted it was a flaw in their system when the special offer was on. To rectify the situation I was given a £5 iTunes voucher to repurchase the books. This does not quite cover the number of books I originally bought but he also provided a free desktop computer adventure game from another site ( which I am yet to download). Basically, the fact books disappeared was really bad, but it appears from what I was told, that error in the app software has now been rectified.

The big thing here is that the books themselves are absolutely brilliant and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND trying them again. I have absolutely no connection with the company but accept their error (even though it cost me some money) and I am now going to download the books again.

If you haven't purchased before, go for it! You'll love them. At any rate the books are much cheaper than a hard copy.


Penguin Books
75.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Me Books Ltd and Ladybird Books Ltd 2011
In-App Purchases
  1. The Three Little Pigs £1.99
  2. Gingerbread Man £1.99
  3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff £1.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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