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Kirkus Reviews : "A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show." -- Right on!

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- No in-app purchasing.
- Book with bumper-car game for kids and grownups.

Mr. Punch, the puppet who is always in trouble, tricks his way out of jail. Slapstick comedy comes to the app world in this adaptation from the well-loved 300 year-old English street theater tradition. Original 1832 text from 'Punch and Judy' by John Payne Collier.

Contains real gallows humor -- bad for you!

BumpBump Books creates smart, witty versions of classic stories, myths, and folktales. We present original texts where possible, with historically rich music and artwork. We avoid simplifying the language or action of the original stories; they have a lot of depth which we are sure you and your children will enjoy.

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Customer Reviews

Father with kids

Bjorn Holte

Great app. My daughter loves it and watches the stories over and over again. I like the old book feel of the app with hand made drawings, nice voice over and not the irritating electronic sounds which most child apps have. And I especially like that they don't have an in app purchase function, so I can relax when my daughter is playing.

Good work!!

Charming and cheeky


The presentation is clever and the illustrations, while not all whiz-bang in nature, are all quite interesting. I like the approach. This one comes with a helpful backstory on the bumpbump website that explains the origins of the Punch character and makes clear there is no need to be deterred by the age 17 rating; fine for kids of all ages. Buy and enjoy.

Another beautiful interpretation


This classic trickster story is retold without losing intensity. I love how it brings its metaphors alive. The "dancing" is great.

I can hardly wait for a chance to watch this with a very young pal.


BumpBump Books, LLC
27 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 BumpBump Books, LLC


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