Little Hippo’s AR books exist at the intersection of gaming and reading, technology and literacy, imagination and education. Using innovative augmented reality technology, Little Hippo books engage and excite the most reluctant readers with intuitive, interactive technology.

Augmented reality features on the Hippo Magic app include:

* Play with your favorite characters.
* Color.
* Find the hidden objects.
* Play music.
* Take photos and videos.

Just point your device at the pages marked with the Little Hippo logo at the bottom and see the 4D Magic come to life.
If something is not clear, please read the tips in the app or follow the instructions on the back of the book. Just e-mail us if something does not work, we will do our best to help.

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What’s New

Version 3.6

Add new book.
Add more magic!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

jacqsterella ,

Mind blown, but...

Wow! What a cool way to integrate AR into a storybook! My only gripe with it is that the user experience was not as easy as it could have been. It told me to scan the front cover but it didn’t tell me that I needed to tap the screen to activate the scan. Took me a few minutes of trial and error to figure it out, but it would have been helpful to have clearer instructions.

Harmony939 ,

Fixed Review! Love these books!

This is the coolest thing! I got the app, scanned the cover and bam Goldilocks and The Velveteen Rabbit pop out of the cover...THEN they tell me to open the book and keep going on the adventure and nothing else happens. I hold the phone over the marked augmented pages and nothing happens (full page in view). I click the camera and video icons and it just saves videos and pictures of the flat hook page to my media. I can’t get the rest of the AR pages to work. Really disappointed. I would’ve bought many more of these books if it had worked.

Two days after my first review, the developers answered below and the app updated. Now ALL of my books work! It took some trial and error to get started, but now all pages work when I flip them. This is the coolest and cutest thing I’ve seen. I can’t wait until my baby is old enough to read and interact with the books. Until the , mommy thinks they’re just awesome, and we will read the stories to my baby or look as the cool characters come to life. Thanks for the fast response and fix on the app! (We now own 4 of these books, and will be looking for others to make a complete set).

Developer Response ,

Now the application works properly! Thank you so much for your patience!
If everything is OK we will be happy to see more stars :) Thank you!

TMSearcy ,

Fun app for kiddos! but needs some work

Me and my babies had a really fun time with this app, however it seems like it needs a bit more development. I had a hard time figuring it out (maybe there needs to be more directions?). Also, the hippo icon wouldn’t scan on some pages and I had to start the book over twice just to make the right app show up. Overall I think it’s a wonderful idea and very fun - I can’t wait to see different books and more development on the app!

Developer Response ,

Dear TMSearcy,

Thank you for your review.
The Little Hippo logo is just on the page to show that it is an AR page. To activate the AR you have to scan the whole page.
Hope that helps.


Tigra Live Animations LLC
282.4 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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