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What Reviewers are saying:

"One of our favorite interactive books. Excellent voiceovers and visuals help bring the story to life. Animations are smooth and relevant to the story."

“… great addition to your kid’s toolbox for life!”
—Best Apps For Kids

“… charmed by the story and illustrations… enjoyed the sense of action and adventure found in the tale.”
—The iPhone Mom

“… a fun and engaging story.”

Grab your cape and join the fun! Aiden is just an ordinary kid—loves costume play, watching clouds pass by, seeing castles in the sky… and he doesn’t like vegetables.

In “The Prisoner of Carrot Castle” Aiden’s imagination transports him to a far away place where he finds himself a prisoner in a cell made of carrots. What will he do? Must he face the angry King? Will his hate for vegetables get him in trouble? Come along and help Aiden as he tries to escape from Carrot Castle.

When Aiden gets stuck, kids play a role in helping him move ahead in his adventure. The story comes alive as the text is read. Find silly animations and sound effects as the action unfolds.

Through creative storytelling, kids learn that eating vegetables is good—it can actually help them.

Narrated by the author, Chris Pedersen, this interactive book for the iPad includes reader involvement in moving the story forward (tapping, sliding, tilting), animation, sound effects, stunning illustrations, music and games.

The "Prisoner of Carrot Castle" is an original story written and illustrated for the iPad. Targeted for kids 3 to 8-years-old, the story’s interaction and games help them develop fine motor skills.

Enjoy the book with:
•“Read to Me On”—to have the story narrated.
•“Read to Me Off”—to read the story to myself.
•“Music On/Off”

Additional Features:
•Find hidden sounds and animations in the pictures
•Animation and sounds triggered by the story
•Games (one using the accelerometer) help Aiden along in his adventure
•Original artwork by Kate Jeong

As a MOMs with Apps member, we follow the
"Know what's inside" best practices for kids’ apps
The Prisoner of Carrot Castle:
* Does not collect or share any data
* Does not contain any ads
* Does not contain In-App Purchases
* Does not contain Social Network Integration
* Does not contain external links

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What’s New

Version 1.1.3

Updated for 64-bit support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
JackieBryla ,

Clever Carrot Story

The Prisoner of Carrot Castle - The Veggie Chronicles - is a cleverly written story by Chris Pedersen with beautiful illustrations by Kate Jeong with nice background music that can be turned on or off. Excellent descriptive vocabulary. This interactive storybook app will have you wanting to know what is magical about carrots and broccoli! Follow the main character Aidan as he experiences an adventure through his imagination. Turning the pages by sliding (pulling) the carrot is a nice little feature of this storybook app compared to a typical arrow button. The end of the story has a nice surprise with some dress up activities similar to paper dolls. Download this one to find out what happens when Aidan meets the King of Carrot Castle. Love this storybook app and I highly recommend it. ACTbyJackieBryla

Luitac ,


This is a wonderful book for children. Our grandchildren love it. The first time one of our grandsons (age 5) "read" it, he was captivated. That first reading kept him doing it over and over again. He laughed, talked to the characters and kept discovering new interactions he could do. Now when he visits, he heads straight to the iPad. His older brother (8) joined right in with him too when he heard his brother having so much fun. The positive depiction of vegetables for the 5-year old is great because he is not a veggie lover! I have been recommending this book to all the mothers & grandmothers with young children that I know. You won't be disappointed!

Hegherardini ,

Cute story book for kids

The Prisoner of Carrot Castle is an interactive book about a boy who does NOT want to eat his vegetables. The story is cute and the narration and animations are good. I like that to turn a page you must "pull out" the carrot. It requires more effort than simply pushing an arrow key and hopefully helps children choose to go to the next page instead of flipping quickly from page to page without reading the story. (My son does this often!)
At the end of the story there are some dress up games to play, too. I would definitely recommend this app.


Purple Carrot Books LLC
85.6 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 - 2017 Purple Carrot Books


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