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The Crankamacallit

By Polymash Inc.

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Are you looking for highly interactive iPad apps for kids? The Crankamacallit is a children’s story about building an imaginary vehicle.

“The Crankamacallit” is filled with stunning animation and surprising sounds, and using playful, rhythmic language and rhyme, the story draws children (and their parents!) into a fantastic, three-dimensional world of an inventor’s workshop.

3-8 year old kids are mesmerized by the step-by-step process of the Crankamacallit’s creation and feel like active participants in the story as they make unexpected discoveries, explore 360-degree panoramas, play with the hidden drawing tool, and more.

Part poem, part story, this rhythmic 3D fantasy was written by Mimi Cross , animated by Juergen Berkessel and narrated by acclaimed singer songwriter Robert Burke Warren , aka “Uncle Rock”. The storyline narration adds a wonderfully whimsical dimension, and listeners will laugh out loud at the nuances of Warren’s performance.

"Today I will build you a Crankamacallit
With pieces and parts from my carpenter's kit.
With buttons and levers and yes, of course—CRANKS!
With switches and gears and an old baseball mitt."

Part poem, part story, this rhythmic 3D fantasy was written by Mimi Cross, animated by Juergen Berkessel, and narrated by acclaimed singer songwriter Robert Burke Warren, aka “Uncle Rock”. Listeners will laugh out loud at the nuances of Warren’s performance.


* Unique 3D artwork and unusual illustrations
* Interactive animation and video
* Music and mechanical sounds
* 360-degree panoramas
* 3D rotational objects
* Pan and zoom chart
* A hidden picture scratch-off scene
* Drawing widget
* “Secret” hotspots
* Picture Gallery

PLEASE NOTE: The Crankamacallit is currently available in English Language only.

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Customer Reviews

Worth every penny

The first time I went through this book on my iPad I missed 90% of it and I thought, "well, this is pretty lame". Then my 3 year old daughter got ahold of it and showed me what was possible. Even without having seen the rest of it, what I did see initially was visually stunning. The rest of it just made it worth the $5. It's not a book of puzzles, it's a book that tells a story (obviously), and invites you to explore the world created so cleverly by the graphic artist. Don't leave a single stone unturned when you go through the book, or, give it to your 3 year old and sit back and be amazed.


This is not a regular app- this is a piece of art! Beautiful design, great story and fantastic narration. It has been a tremendous fun for my 4-year old but also for myself. I love discovering different things in this app, it is getting even better every time I come back. Extraordinary app and great value for the money. Highly recommended!

Fabulous Fun

My boys love this interactive book. The sounds effects are amazing. It's one they come back to again and again. The balloon part is their favorite - well, indeed, the entire thing is amazing. Has brought hours of enjoyment to the kids. Highly recommended!! Read, interact, explore. . . be amazed.

The Crankamacallit
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Books
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 253 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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