Made for iPad! And works beautifully on the iPod Touch and iPhone devices too.
The "interactive" part comes in the form of games, activities, hidden Easter eggs, and the like. Gorgeous artwork, read-along text, and a reasonable price tag...What's not to like?
The classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" gets a terrific iPad makeover.
I was really impressed with Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook. It takes full advantage of the iPad’s size and looks great. The addition of the hidden activities within the story make it a fun app that my son really enjoyed
-The iPhone Mom
Experience Jack and the Beanstalk like never before in this wonderfully illustrated storybook, featuring over 30 pages of interactivity which your child will enjoy. This timeless tale comes alive with audio narration, read-along text, and interactive games and features. Each page contains a hidden surprise! Come and dive into the pages of Jack and the Beanstalk and join Jack in his adventure to defeat the giant!
SPOILER WARNING - Don't read this next section if you want to discover all the great surprises in this app on your own!
All 32 pages are interactive, but here are some highlights you won't want to miss.
Tilt the application to watch the sun move. Move the sun with your finger below the mountains and observe day turn to night. Touch the house to watch and hear the chimney puff.
Touch the beans to play the memory matching game.
Magically finger-paint the black -and-white page. When most of the image has been painted, stars will burst with enchanting sounds, and reveal an amazingly vivid image. When the page is in color, touch the lake to play a popup game. Shake the device to either finish the painting or to restart painting again.
Touch Jack to get him to sing. It may take a few times...he's shy!
The Giant is high on the beanstalk. Tilt the device and watch the Giant sway. The Giant will complain when you shake the device - he's afraid of heights.
Fixed tilt bug for the sun interaction on page 1 and hen game on page 31.
Fixed screen sizing issues in the credits page and page 13 fireworks animation.
Ratings and Reviews
Great book, wonderful animations!
I thought it was a very interactive and in depth storybook that kept my younger children's attention. Worth the money I spent!
Wish they were all like this!!!
The interactivity with the story and the hidden games make this endlessly entertaining for both my kids. The narrator is awesome, the characters speak when you touch them, there is a great range of music and songs. My kids love, love, love it!!!
I truly wish all ipad books were like this. I went to buy another one right away and was disappointed to see that this is the only story Ayars Animation has put out! And that the only two other projects they're working on won't come out for months!!! NOOOOO!!!!!
I was ready to buy ten more! The price was not an issue because you could not get this kind of value for $4 at Chapters.
Please put out more classics like this one. It makes for great family time.
If you're wondering if you should buy it... BUY IT!!!!!!! You and your kid's will love it.
Thanks! Please make more!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.