"Pre-readers will delight in Olivia Tennet’s engaging narration and the spot-on sound effects...The story may well double as a bedtime favorite."

"Whether furry or feathered, pre-readers may discover new skills of their own with this interactive clever-pup tale."

-Kirkus Reviews

Barlow is not your average dog! He's incredibly smart and loves to paint, play music, and build things. He has a birdie friend named Finch as a sidekick who takes you through his fun and busy day.

My Friend Barlow is an interactive, animated children’s book that invites kids along to play with him, whether it's stacking up blocks, reading, or building a dog house. They can tap on Barlow and watch him come to life. The app has additional special features that let kids play music on Barlow’s piano, or paint a picture on his easel.

If your child is still a young pup, you can choose the “Read to Me” option and Finch will read the book out loud. The jumping text will also help your child follow along.

Empowering and educational, My Friend Barlow is teacher-approved!

What’s New

Version 1.1

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Tomnovint ,


This book is adorable and fun. It's very professionally designed from an adult's viewpoint, but kids will love the elegance of it's simplicity. The narration is great how the words jump up and the voice is pleasant and unforced. Barlow and his animations are smooth and very cute. Love when he lays down or answers the phone. Even though it is simple it is some of the best animation I've seen in a kids book app, on par with tv animations. His personality jumps out of the book as you read it. This is a great app for kids!

korbel01 ,

My Friend Barlow

This is a great childrens book. The author has a very creative mind, the story is cute and easy to read. My grandchildren all under 6yrs really enjoy reading this with me...The narrator has a very clear, sweet, very likable voice. Hoping there will be more future adventures for Barlow..

Geekaunt ,

Puts a Smile on Any Face

Loved this delightful book app for little ones 5 and under. It's simple, funny, interactive, creative and could easily become a child's favorite bedtime story with it's soothing colors, child-like narration and sleepy ending. I highly recommend My Friend Barlow.


OddBot Inc.
30.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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