***2015 Best App for Teaching and Learning—American Association of School Librarians***
*** Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award, Special Mention Fiction—Bologna Children’s Book Fair***
***2015 Cinekid Lion Best New Media Production Finalist***
***Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice***
***Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award***
***Teachers With Apps Top Pick***
“Think of this app as an inside-out experience, where you make the narrative.” —Children’s Technology Review
“Pinch and zoom to explore five worlds within worlds—each more visually stunning than the last.” —Boston Magazine
“Wiesner’s endeavor is unusual in that it’s an entirely original creation.” —Philadelphia Inquirer
Not quite a book, not quite an app, Spot is a visual adventure. Pinch-and-zoom through the spot on the back of a ladybug to begin exploring the five fantastical worlds. Continue to pinch-and-zoom through glowing hotspots to dive deeper into five interconnected worlds. You sit in the driver’s seat of this storytelling experience: one filled with interesting characters and beautifully illustrated settings, ready to be part of your story.
Spot was devised by David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, the honor awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Worlds to explore:
Be sure to download Spot’s accompanying multi-touch companion e-book, David Wiesner’s Spot: A Parent and Educator Guide, to enhance this imaginative experience. The guide includes creative storytelling prompts for parents and unique writing and classroom activities for teachers.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
64-bit support and various bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Gorgeously done but doesn't hold attention too long
My almost 6 year old adores the David Weisner books and we have them all. The app does not disappoint with graphics and world in worlds effects. There are about five main points you go through to get to each "world" and then explore around? Sometimes things make small movements when clicked on. My son found his way around and was done with it in about half an hour. It's really a beautiful app but a bit steep price wise for a half hour use.
We got our money’s worth in the first 5 minutes. But there’s so much to explore we stayed on a lot longer. Love it.
Fun to explore, so many details! Just when I thought I knew the "story" a three-year-old showed me new aspects of it.
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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- 631.4 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 6–8
- © 2015 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All Rights Reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.