Welcome to Jack and the Beanstalk - Unlock the Story!
Our Jack and the Beanstalk app blurs the distinction between story and game more than ever before to create a completely new kind of reading experience for children: this is where on-screen gaming and reading meet.
Jack and the Beanstalk rewards success with more story, and encourages repeat play with endless variety. Play games in different rooms of the giant’s castle and collect keys to unlock more of the story - and capture the giant's treasure without waking him up to carry on playing!
Jack and the Beanstalk features:
An exciting, open environment to explore: find the right key to open nine different doors in the giant’s castle, each with unique games and characters behind them
Real consequence within the story: wake up the giant at different points in the narrative to create new ending
A totally non-linear narrative: work your way through the castle in a different order every time and experience different endings based on Jack’s progress through the castle
An emphasis on reading for pleasure that will be particularly good at encouraging reluctant boy readers who love on-screen gaming to participate in a reading experience
Innovative use of iOS device features: the app takes advantage of the fantastic potential of the front-facing camera, gyroscope, multi-touch screen, retina display and more
Rich and detailed artwork from the creator of Nosy Crow’s award-winning
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs apps
Fully animated: characters are constantly on the move
Hundreds of lines of dialogue for thirteen characters voiced by child actors
Hundreds of interactive touch-points
Original music by BAFTA award-winning composer, Robin Beanland
Text-highlighting to support emerging and early readers
From Nosy Crow, the creators of award-winning apps:
"They are the Steven Spielberg of apps" - USA Today
Little Red Riding Hood
One of the App Store's Best Apps of 2013
One of The Observer's 50 Best Apps of 2013
One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Apps of 2013
Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner
Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award winner
Best Story App - Junior Design Awards
KAPi Award for Best Children's Ebook, 2012
Best iPad Kids App of the Year - iLounge
Publishing Innovation Award - Best Juvenile App
FutureBook Innovation Award - Best Children's App
2011 Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review
Winner of the Digital Storytime Star
Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award
The Three Little Pigs
Editor's Choice Award 2011, Children's Technology Review
5 Stars, Common Sense Media
Kirkus starred review
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Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words
Improved support for newer devices.
Ratings and Reviews
Jack and the Beanstalk
This interactive book is fun, user friendly and will appeal to all ages. It is a perfect blend of reading and technology which will challenge readers to think about the story without taking away any of the enjoyment of reading. I only wish I could see it on my MacAir instead of just on my phone (I don't own an iPad).
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I first bought this for my eldest daughter a few years ago and it has always been a firm favourite. My youngest daughter now loves this game too and I think it has been well worth the money and has really stood the test of time which I think is rare for an app. There are lots of little games to play within the app and it’s really great to teach children traditional tales. A big thumbs up from our family!
The puzzles are boring, your child spends most of their time dragging jack around screen. My son got more please out of the ladybird book I had as a child.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.