Tin Circus 4+

Interactive Book for Children

Stewart Cowan

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings
    • £2.49

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Combining traditional storytelling and beautiful illustration with cutting-edge digital technology, Tin Circus brings the magic of reading into the digital age.

Tin Circus is a fully interactive digital children’s book about a talented and caring little robot called Sinclair and his inventor father. The inventor is feeling sad and Sinclair tries everything he can think of to make him feel better, but nothing seems to work. Knowing how much the inventor loves the circus, Sinclair decides to build one just for him!

This delightful story will captivate and delight children of all ages - and with some clever interactive features - will help promote problem solving skills and boost concentration levels too.

With beautiful illustrations, delightful animation and stunning original music and sound effects, children will be captivated by the story that unfolds.

At the end of the book the reader will receive a score for identifying the number of interactive points they have discovered. Can you find them all? Children and adults alike will be delighted to return to the world of Tin Circus to track down the interactive points they might have missed. This smart system will encourage re-reading and cooperation.

Key Features:

25 Stunning illustrations
Original music and sound effects
Charming storytelling
Multiple narration options
Over 70 interactive points of interest
Achievement system

About Heavy Bucket Books:

Tin Circus is a project brought to life by three talented life-long friends with backgrounds in screenwriting, art and music production. Collectively the trio operate under the name of Heavy Bucket Books.

Stew, Barry and Stewart went to school together and have enjoyed working over the years on a number of creative activities/outlets. This latest collaboration uses a blend of their skills and original thinking to tell a charming, imaginative and entertaining story using the latest technology.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

4th attempt at writing review ,

Lovely, charming book

I downloaded and watched this as I have many young children in my extended family. I thought it was beautiful, particularly now, where youngsters must be so confused with the massive changes going on throughout the world. It showed the despair and hopelessness of the poor guy and then the very positive outcome. The story is charming and the graphics outstanding! It is the type of story youngsters would want to read/have read to them over and over.

daddydunc44 ,

Beautiful story and kids love it!

What a find. The story is brilliantly illustrated and there are so many interactive elements that my kids keep wanting to read it over and over to find as many hidden animations as they can. Nice story too!

AC77T ,

Such a clever book for young kids

My 6 year old son loves this book, he particularly likes the little robot and loves finding the hidden actions on each page.
Hopefully a follow up soon.

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