Meet Franklin!

The first in an innovative new series of non-fiction apps based on circular characters whose real life stories start where they end. Rounds: Franklin Frog follows the life cycle of a frog with beautifully simple narrative and design motifs.

Illustrated in a bold, graphic style – using only circles and divisions of circles – and with ingenious interactivity, original music and lively child voice narration, this delightful app is both educational and fun.

* Learn about biology with dozens of fun facts about frogs

* Join in with every stage of a frogs life - hopping, swimming, eating, hibernating, laying frogspawn, and growing from a tadpole


From Nosy Crow, the creators of award-winning apps:
* 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


Especially for toddlers:
* NEW FEATURE: Word-tracking for read-along highlighted text
* Two reading modes: Read and Play or Read by Myself (no narration)
* Characters offer hints about what to do on each page.
* Tap the characters to trigger additional dialogue.
* Easy to use. Designed with toddlers’ fine motor skills in mind.


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Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words

What’s New

Version 1.2

Improved support for newer devices.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Harobed96 ,


What a brilliant app! I teach a life cycles topic at school and the children love using this book. The interactive element is very intuitive and quirky - and it's lovely to have the lifecycle starts again with a new frog name each time. Some of my pupils read the text through four times and made a family tree of their frog family! The animations are simple, but accurate, which makes them really appealing to children. Thank you for creating such a inspiring and fun app - looking forward to the next in the series!

Sg79f ,

Fun, educational

Such a treat. Something that's educational (telling the life cycle of a frog) but so much fun for kids too. Great illustrations and story text which is narrated by children or you can do it yourself. You get to make Franklin hop, swim, eat with his long tongue and even help him get a girlfriend. Very clever the way the story loops as the tadpole becomes the next frog so it goes on forever! Won't be long before this is being used in schools. Our 3 year old loved it straight away but suits kids much older.

Aitcheldee ,

Excellent app

Nosy Crow produce quality apps and this is no exception. The concept is particularly good, using a story which goes round in circles to illustrate the life cycle of a frog. It is simple and smooth to use, a lot of fun, and my children absorbed facts without even realising it. Highly recommended.


Nosy Crow Limited
208.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Nosy Crow Ltd


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