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?
The classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" gets a terrific iPad makeover.
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.
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.
Touch the beans to play the memory matching game.
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.
Touch Jack to get him to sing. It may take a few times...he's shy!
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.
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
Best Ipad Book We've Found
I have about 30 children's books on my ipad and this is my 5 year old daughter's favorite. Each page has lots of different interactive elements. For example, on the first screen shot above, the three mice characters can be dragged into their shape and they will sing a song. Each touch of the drain pipe produces bubbles that flow out and "pop" when pressed. Each page has lots of elements - there is even a matching game on one of the pages where it looks like a man's hand holding three beans. The number of interactive elements are huge and this is the book that my daughter always goes to, even after about 4-5 months. She also loved it when she was 4.
Another reviewer stated that she had expected more then animal noises, but there are much more than the animal noises, golden eggs play music, chicks sing, characters talk when touched and there are at least two long-ish games within elements that we have found. Amazing app - I came back to find it they have any others.
This company is setting a standard that others will find hard to achieve!
First, the art looks sensational, and the audio (music, narrator, character voices) is excellent, and there are all kinds of li'l surprises here and there, e.g. one page has to be colored in by tracing your finger around on it, other pages contain brief sung ditties by characters.
A cool thing is that the text, which can be read by the parent to the child or can be played back, *highlights the entire chunk of language* as it's being read. So as kids grow, they read the chunks as tonal units (where inflection breaks). An added extra is that the narrator keeps his distinct voice. He tells the story and reports the characters' speech; if you want to hear the character say it directly, you can simply press on the character to hear it in his/her own voice.
A very sophisticated and well-thought-out app. I will by more if they're like this, but I won't pay more than this price.
I really enjoyed watching my son interact with this app. There are hidden interactions on every page but his favorite was the baby chick, which was the first thing he looked for on every page. The graphics are top quality, a la Disney. The only improvement I would suggest is to allow the sounds to be stopped. In my son’s pursuit to find the chick he would initiate a sound after touching a character, for example, and the dialog or song plays until something else is touched that has audio. It would be nice to be able to stop the audio. Overall this is an excellent application to enjoy with your children, well worth the money.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.