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Explore the mystery of the barbershop in this interactive adventure novel.

* Winner: Best App for Children: 2015 Digital Book Awards.
* Winner: Best Apps for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians.
* Shortlisted for the Bologna Digital Ragazzi Award
* 4 stars out of 4 — USA Today
* "Truly impressive... entrancing." - Kirkus 'starred' review.

* Choose what clues to follow and what areas to explore
* Find all 20 hidden pages, 3 hidden diaries, and optionally explore the town outside Roland's house.
* Sneak your way through Roland's house on a navigable map.
* See the consequences of your choices, as pages disappear with every decision, culminating in a climactic scene unlike anything you've read before.

Roland Bartholomew Dexter the Third has never been outside of his family's barbershop. When he begins to suspect that someone's keeping his family trapped, he tries to discover who, and why. One day a little girl appears at his window, and together they discover that the barber shop is full of secrets, the town outside his window is quite unusual indeed, and that his strange dreams may be the key to saving his family.

***This is the full interactive novel. There are no in-app purchases or add-ons.***

Requires iPad 2 or newer.

What’s New

Version 1.2

Updated for iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Frostblu ,

I love it!

I loved reading this book! But I got really got stuck in MR Puddlewicks house. I loved reading with my family. I was sad when we finished it. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Geekaunt ,

I Can Almost Taste the Hair

This well-told story reminds me of a Tim Burton movie—very intriguing, a bit dark and somewhat quirky. I love it! Kids will love reading this “choose your own adventure” book over and over again just to find out what happens when they make a different choice for Roland.

The clever page turning will have you redrawing strands when you lose yourself in the story and forget which way to swipe (up, left, right or down).

With wonderful illustrations and interactive features PLUS a story that doesn’t disappoint, this gem deserves to be discovered. Can't wait for the Tim Burton movie version.

juancherie ,

Love this book app!

Loose strands is really well done, I love following the strands from page to page...so cleverly written with the perfect amount if interaction to enhance this beautifully illustrated story. My son who is 10yrs old enjoyed reading and navigating thru this book app.

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Darned Sock Productions Inc
244.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


  • Family Sharing

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

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