*****Featured as one of the BEST NEW APPS & GAMES in the Apple Store!!!!
***Parents' Choice Award***
***Awarded a Kirkus Review's STAR***
***5 stars & “App of the Week” -Top Kids Apps
***5 stars in Originality -Digital Storytime
***Top Pick -Fun educational apps
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"What child doesn’t love a great story? Great stories never grow old! This is one book app that will never grow old, children will return to this amazing story again and again. It’s worthy of a Newbury for its drop dead gorgeous collage like illustrations and its subtle yet intriguing interactivity." -Teachers with apps
Belmontis presents “Rom and the whale of dreams,” the first in a series of multilingual storybook apps for young readers (5-10 years old) and language students!
*** English, Spanish and Chinese ***
Magical and engaging… this story will delight children and parents alike!
“In a land where no one dreams, Rom - a gypsy prince – dreams of a strange creature: a whale with lion’s paws and butterfly wings. Convinced that the animal exists, Rom travels to strange lands in search of it…”
Check out our video trailer for a quick preview: http://youtu.be/Z4I4bo9xesg
•25 pages of beautiful text, illustrations and musical scores crafted by award-winning artists across the globe.
•Narrated in English, Spanish and Chinese + ‘Read-to-Myself’ option.
•Designed to engage: drag, tap, swipe to DISCOVER animation on every page.
•Learn new languages with additional features including integrated on-page translation and multilingual vocabulary/expressions section with audio.
Protecting our children: Our app
•does not include in-app purchases, push-notifications or third-party ads.
•does not include feedback links, app-store links or links to our website/social media within the app.
If you are experiencing any difficulties with the app and/or have any suggestions on how to improve it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"Rom & the Whale of Dreams exceeds expectations for its literary elements (such as rich vocabulary and well-crafted dialogue) as well as its technical and creative excellence." -Fun educational apps
"Rom and the Whale of Dreams...beckons young readers with an invitation to read, listen, and explore. The art direction, graphic and sound design, narration, and inventive use of animation techniques are beautifully integrated. This delicate work is elegant and enchanting, mystical and magical." -Parents' Choice Award
"Illustrations are spectacular and it is a great way to expose children to multiple languages as well." -The iMums
“While there are plenty of stories available for kids, not all are created equal and not all capture the attention and imagination of their readers…” -AppPicker
“Readers of all ages will enjoy this mystical storybook… The narration and illustrations pull you in right from the beginning.”-Best Apps for Kids
"I predict Prince Rom and the Whale of Dreams will be an award-winning iPad story. It’s not just a magical story, but the illustrations and the navigation both are excellent. I highly recommend this app." -Melissa Taylor, PBS Kids VIP Blogger 2012
"With an incredible story, eye-catching illustrations, and subtle interactivity, this is definitely among the best storybooks for kids available on the Apple App Store that will encourage the little ones to use their imagination. The collage-like illustrations, the dreamy story, and the mesmerizing background music will make all young readers want to come back and live the experience again and again." -Top Kids Apps
Visit our website: www.romandthewhale.com
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Updated for iOS11
Ratings and Reviews
I'm in love
I'm 39 and my son is grown, but I downloaded and read this story myself. So many of these "children's" books are better than adult books these days, in my opinion. There are levels beyond what a child might understand philosophically in this book, too. The illustrations, narration, and the whole feel of the book was flawless and beautiful!
A truly timeless story and one of the best apps in the App Store!!!
This is an extremely high quality app that is truly unique and enriching! It brings to life a timeless and precious tale with vivid imagery, captivating dialogue, and unique educational and interactive features. Rom and the Whale of Dreams is a fantastic way to engage the imagination and also learn foreign languages. We've never seen anything else like it and really hope that Rom and the Whale of Dreams is just the first of a line of many apps from developer, Belmontis!
Best book app for kids!
This is a great book app for kids who enjoy learning other languages. The multilingual feature of this app is perfect for our two young daughters who speak english and chinese, and are now beginning to learn spanish at home. It's a wonderful and magical story that our kids enjoy reading over and over again, and the illustrations are exquisite. We can't wait for the next book app from this publisher!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.