"The tree that refused to shed is a wonderful app, and it’s original story is even better. Kids will learn to understand things like how some changes are just natural, how change can be good even though you might feel naturally reluctant, and other valuable life lessons" ~

"The tree that refused to shed is a storybook app that, accompanied by conversation, could teach a valuable lesson." ~

"If you are searching for apps that help open up avenues of conversation with your children about things like accepting change and appreciating beauty, then you might want to give this app a look" ~

Most trees let their leaves fall to the ground when winter arrives. It’s just how nature is. But what happens if a tree decides that its leaves are too beautiful and refuses to shed?

Join this strange tree on an interactive journey as its story unfolds and it learns about change, transformation and what beauty really means.

Suitable for all ages.

-An original, thought-provoking story
-Warm and friendly narration
-‘Learn to read’ function: highlighted text in sync with narration
-Dynamic interactivity on every page
-Creative illustrations and fun animations
-Original music score, voice-over and sound effects
-App Store Kids section compliance
-iMessage sticker pack!

What's New

Version 1.1.1

We fixed the issue in the last update where the app was not compatible with some older deices.
This update includes a new iMessage sticker pack featuring all the great characters in the story, iOS 10 compatibility updates and removal of all external and social media links making this app more kid friendly. We hope you enjoy the new features!

Ratings and Reviews

An absolute treasure of a book!

Freya's first

This was recommended today to me! I love this book. It is wonderful to find a story that teaches the importance of moving through all the seasons of life! Am important message whether you are 5 or 50! Brava! Well done!

not bad for kids (3-5)


The story is good, illustrations are charming. The interaction is poor and not motivating enough to watch more than 1-3x. It is nice for your kids, esp. as an educational tool, although 2 bucks is too much for it. Wait until it is free (use apps that alerts you like AppZapp Pro).


Wenpo Sun
86.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Wenpo Sun


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