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Mabell's Zoo - Interactive Counting Book

By Brenda Long

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Come play with the animals of Mabell's Zoo, a beautiful multi-touch children's book that encourages counting to 10. Each view features an animal with original art, rich colors and textures, musical sounds, and a large play area.

--Created for children 2-5 years old. Mabell's Zoo is easy to use and includes musical sounds, animals, vivid colors, and a large play area.
--Use all your fingers. An app designed for the device and includes multi-touch activities.
--Intuitive enough for young children to play alone or enjoy with family and friends.
--Fresh, beautiful artwork handcrafted from crumpled painted coffee filters.
--Inspired by childhood activities: blowing bubbles, tidily winks, and swinging mobiles. Each view has unique characteristics and employs physics for continuous discovery.
--Number association. Toddlers can learn numbers and animal names; "9 penguins slip and slide on ice".
--Variety of musical sounds and instruments (and we worked hard to create an environment that always sounds good).
--Older children (and adults) will enjoy figuring out the physics of each view: Can you bat a bird from the elephant trunk? How many monkeys will hook together? Will the balls stack on a seal's nose? What tune can you play with the fish?
--Each view inspires exploration, discovery, and story-telling.

*Best performance on iPad 2+, iPhone 4+.

What's New in Version 1.2.0

Important update to audio and optimization.


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Customer Reviews

Spectacular beauty and interactivity in this book

Spectacular is what first comes to mind with this interactive counting book app! From slipping, sliding penguins to ball balancing seals to monkeys that can be hooked together like the traditional ‘barrel of monkeys’ game, this app is loads of fun. The musical touch is an awesome feature and keeps the kiddos engaged while exploring each page and making beautiful sound. I was really impressed with the exceptional graphics with such bright vivid colors. The app has a read to me feature, a repeat (looping) option, and a choice to view each page in number sequence (1-10) or mix them up and view each page randomly. Love Love Love Mabell’s Zoo. I highly recommend it.


During a life time regulatory career in child development, I evaluated hundreds of children's educational programs. As a doting grandmother, I'm doing the same thing but with a lot more emotion and enthusiasm. Mabel's Zoo, a unique collaboration between a young mom and her four year old daughter, is a joyful interactive learning experience and totally charming. I especially enjoyed the little girl's voice as she introduced segments. I love the colors, the melodic sounds and the activities that gradually increase in complexity. A wonderful new experience suitable for ages two years to youthful 60 and 70 year old grandparents!!!

marvelous app with fun physics

This is a great book app that stands out from many others out there. The illustration is a wonderful style for kids and is beautiful. The interactivity is sure to keep young kids fascinated and entertained with the physics and sounds. Don't miss all the objects to play and interact with (grab the elephant's nose after you play with the birds on the first page for example - almost missed that). Well done!

Mabell's Zoo - Interactive Counting Book
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Size: 50.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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