Build a monster (a friendly monster!), dress him up, and bring it to life!

Just in time for Halloween, BabyLit Frankenstein Build and Play introduces this iconic story to young children (ages 3-6, although everyone enjoys making creatures!). The lab helps you make, dress, and customize your creatures, and then play with your creations.

Your child will read, build, and play in this imaginative take on a spooky classic.

• Based on Frankenstein: A BabyLit Anatomy Primer by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver
• New artwork and animations created with the Alison, the illustrator!
• Exciting animations, sounds, and interactions that take advantage of your device
• Your favorite characters from the BabyLit Frankenstein Board Book, with more to do for a slightly older audience (ages 3+)
• Kid-friendly design and development
• Pressure-free interactions and activities that encourage curiosity
• Free of in-app purchases and in-game advertising

Build and Play:
• Drag the body parts onto the x-ray table to build your creature
• Pull the lever to bring your creature to life
• Dress your creature with dozens of patterns
• Tap your creature’s head to change its hairstyle
• Tap the beaker to change your creature’s color
• Tilt or tip the device upside down to see what happens
• Tap and swipe your creature to make it groan and laugh
• Drag the strawberries to your creature to feed it

• Tap the pile of books to hear or read a kid-friendly version of the story
• In the grownups section, adults can check out the Story Summary to remember the darker story behind Frankenstein’s creation

Savvy Parents Love BabyLit
With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Austen, and William Shakespeare, BabyLit is a fashionable way to introduce toddlers and young children to the world of classic literature. Try BabyLit board book primers, digital books, and gifts. Coming soon in the BabyLit app series: A Christmas Carol, Jungle Book, and Pride & Prejudice!

Night & Day Studios, the creators of Peekaboo Barn, built this app. We love making creatures, and we made Frankenstein with the same love that we have for our other creature apps BabyLit Jungle Book Hide & Seek, Peekaboo Barn Farm Day, Peekaboo Trick or Treat, and Shake & Make.

BabyLit® is a registered trademark of Gibbs Smith, Inc. © 2015 — all rights reserved. BabyLit created by Suzanne Gibbs Taylor.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

- Minor bug fixes
- Hides UI elements when capturing an image of your creature

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

mom2alexthegr8 ,

Great Halloween Fun and Learning for Young Ones!!

This is a new Halloween favorite in our house! Not only does the app offer a kid friendly version of the take of Frankenstein, but kiddos can also easily build their own friendly Frankenstein monster, using their fine motor skills, design clothing for him, and even change the color of his monster skin. Once finished, they can explore how different actions effect their creation, and take photos of their new friend. A light touch, an iPad tilt, shake, tap, all effect this friendly monster differently! I highly recommend this app for early learners some kids with special needs, kids with fine motor delays, and kids working on emotions! It is must have!

Wellness student ,

love that purple guy ( that i can dress however i want)

this app has all the fun bells and whistles (literally) that kids love plus some other great grunts and groans and sound effects to make this super popular babylit board book work on a phone for immediate transfixiation! your kid can hear the kid version of the story read to them + see a mini animation of the take, plus YOU can read a synopsis of the adult version (if you haven't read it). PLUS! the drawing are beautiful, colorful, hip and stylish and the humor is there throughout- catch the mullet hairstyle your kid can choose for Frank.. and the cool fabrics for his outfit. I love him in yellow and took a photo if him all dressed up to send to my nephew. just so much fun and artistry and humor in one wee app!!!! get it now!!!

Johnny1969-present ,

Baby Lit Frank Build & Play just made me the coolest uncle

I love how this presents a classic is such a great way for little ones. I'm sure it will make then more likely to pick it up when they're older. The story boards make it fun to listen or read. The building games were a big hit and are good skill building for matching and fine motor skills as well as creativity for a range of ages. (It is even pretty fun for uncles. I built a hipster Frankenstein and sent a picture of it to a friend).


Night & Day Studios, Inc.
86.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Gibbs Smith, Inc. — all rights reserved.


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