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The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo

By Saturday Buffet

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The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò has found Lady Jingly Jones and wants to get married...but what about her secret? This wonderful storybook app combines Edward Lear’s timeless children’s poem with colorful illustrations and animation to make a fun interactive experience for kids of all ages.

First published in 1877, “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò” is one of Edward Lear’s most beautiful pieces of verse. On the coast of Coromandel, India, the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò is a hermit who lives in the woods. One day he comes across the beautiful Lady Jingly Jones and surprises her with a marriage proposal. Unfortunately for him, Lady Jingly reveals that she is already married! Although her husband is far away in England, Jingly rejects Bò’s offer and sadly asks him to leave her alone. The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò runs away, finds a gigantic turtle on the beach and rides far across the sea on the turtle’s back!

--Full voice-over narration performed by a female narrator.
--“Read To Me” and “Read Myself” options to experience the story with or without narration.
--Bright & colorful hand-drawn illustrations with lots of animation.
--Highlighted touch elements to make the app easy-to-use for young children. Nearly 50 objects and animals move or make funny sounds when tapped.
--A “For Parents” page with suggested questions and activities for children, to encourage creative thinking.

--This app does not send us personal data.
--This app does not contain advertisements.
--This app does not contain in-app purchases.
--This app does not contain social features, such as links with Facebook or Twitter.
--This app does not track your location.

Corky Portwine is a Los Angeles-based developer of apps for children. We believe art, poetry and music are fundamental to childhood development. We are a proud member of Moms With Apps (Parents With Apps) and the Application Developers Alliance.


--You can see videos of our apps at WWW.CORKYPORTWINE.COM
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What's New in Version 2.0

Big update! Version 2.0 now features:
-- Hi-resolution art for Retina displays.
-- Glowing circles highlight interactive elements.
-- Now supports “Read To Me” and “Read Myself” options. “Read To Me” highlights text as the narration plays.
-- More animation & sounds.
-- Faster loading times.


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Customer Reviews

Great for children

Colorful and interactive! My kids, ages 7,5, and 3, all enjoy this app again and again.

The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Books
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  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 54.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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