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The Perilous Pit

By Auryn Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


No, this rollicking yarn is not about a dangerous hole in the ground. It concerns the carelessly discarded remains of a peach. When Katie flings away a peach pit, she sets off a momentous chain of events, "for the pit hit a cat / who ran into the street / and made a car bump / into a fireplug." As fire engines approach and water gushes from the hydrant, "daredevil Danny" the skateboarder surfs through the town and out to sea.

The Perilous Pit is a part of the Auracle line from Auryn. The app is based on Orel Odinov Protopopescu’s book by the same name illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast.

Ages 4-6

Key features include

Three ways to read the book.

▶ "Read to me" - Listen to the narrated story while the text is displayed Karaoke style. After the narration finishes on a page the child can interact with objects till they are ready to move to the next page.

▶ "Read myself" - There is no narration but the child can touch a word to hear it being spoken aloud.

▶ "Auto Play" - same as "Read to Me" except the page advances automatically once the narration is finished. Useful for those long car rides when you want the child to have a complete book experience.

Features on each page

▶ Image and word association vocabulary builder - when an image is touched the associated word is spoken and the written word displayed.

▶ Karaoke effect - when a word is spoken during narration then the word is highlighted.

▶ Touch a word to hear it being spoken.

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What's New in Version 1.0.4

Bug Fix and Optimizations

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The Perilous Pit
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Size: 42.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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