+++ "Little Polar Bear offers double value, being a book and game rolled into one ... the gorgeous illustrations and animations, whether in the book or games, should appeal well to younger kids." (review, 4 of 5 stars, +++

+++ "… a wonderful experience … has so much to offer in the high quality illustrations, cute story, and added games … will warm the hearts of parents and children alike (review, 4.5 of 5 stars, +++

Imagine what it would be like to be carried away to a hot, colorful land when all you have ever seen is snow and ice. This is exactly what happens to Lars, the Little Polar Bear!


Watch Lars come to life before your eyes! Join him on his journey from the freezing polar ice cap to the steaming jungle of a distant island. Jump over icy obstacles, fly with an eagle and swim with a killer whale in three fantastic games which complement the story – there is nothing to stop you diving into this beautiful book.

As Lars’ adventure continues he meets many strange and unexpected creatures. Join him and his friends on the quest to discover a way back to his father. Will he make it? Find out for yourself!


* Enjoy 20 fully animated scenes for free
* Jump&Run game: run and jump through the beautiful icy landscape
* Flying game: fly with Marcus the eagle through the mountains
* Diving game: swim with a killer whale and dive to catch some fish!
* Play with snowflakes, make thunder & lightning and hunt for the chameleon
* Choose narration mode, featuring Colin Solman or read the text yourself
* Read along to the highlighted words
* Hear each word pronounced properly simply by touching them – ideal for learning to read!
* Perfect for children age 3+

What's New

Version 1.31

Optimised for 64Bit

Ratings and Reviews

Lovely illustrations,fun for kids


This is the first app of this kind I've ever viewed, so I have nothing to compare it with. But I found it charming and the interactive features add to the fun. It probably helps kids learn to read, as the text being read by the narrator turns red. The fishing game is fun as well. The story doesn't progress very far before you have to pay for more. I didn't pay, so I don't know if it's worth it, but I might have done so for a child.



Great read-along text function & really cute art. A lot of the story can help to talk to kids about different cultures, or moving someplace new, or even climate change- but it is not heavy handed with the themes. Mostly a cute story about a lost polar bear who loves his dad. :)

Delightful, but wish it had other languages built in.


I know "Kleiner Eisbär" from Germany and was delighted to see one story come to life on the ipad. However, I really think the interaction in the story is rather minimal and my biggest disappointment was that the story is only in English Really needs the option to pick another language (German please).


Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
87.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH, Germany / Nord-Süd Verlag, Switzerland


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