Look I'm making it up‪!‬ 4+

Kids read, play and improvise

The Melody Book

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 81 Ratings
    • $2.99


Winner of the Academic's Choice Award and the Best Mobile Apps Award. “Look, I’m Making it Up!” is a magical story that introduces children to the concept of improvisation and develops their creativity and curiosity.

Meet Camilo, a free - spirited young boy who likes to do things in his own original way. Camilo loves to play music, dance, build, bake and paint. He also loves to put his own personal stamp on every thing he does. When Camilo hears distant sounds of jazz music coming from the park, his mom takes him there to listen. Camilo learns a new word from the musicians, IMPROVISATION. He quickly realizes that he has been an improviser all along!

In the age of technology, with robots and AI on the rise, creativity stands out as a key component for future generations to succeed with, both personally and professionally. Early development of open mindedness, imagination and the ability to improvise will set our children on a road to success in tomorrow’s world. With "Look, I'm Making it Up!", our goal is to bring these important concepts to kids in a clear, enjoyable and interactive way.

Highlights for your child:

- Enjoy creativity-sparking activities - playing music and improvising on the piano, decorating cookies, and creating costumes. 
- Find images of famous paintings and sounds of classical compositions throughout the story.
- Colorful and vivid animations on each page will engage your child with hours of exploration.
- Create adorable photos of Camilo and share them with friends.
- FREE stickers app with a game of creating costumes.

"Look, I’m Making it Up!" has been tested and verified to be challenging and fun for ages 5-9. The app is perfect for music and art classrooms as well as for homeschool students.


We care about your child's privacy. We do not collect personal information or have any ads. Not now, not ever. You can refer to the privacy policy here: http://themelodybook.com/privacy-policy/

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What’s New

Version 1.5

• We won the Academic's Choice Award and the Best Mobile Apps Award!
• Support for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, SE, XR

Please support us by writing a review on the app store. If you have any issues let us know: info@themelodybook.com
If you are enjoying Look I'm Making It Up!, make sure to check out our apps Jazzy World Tour and Big City Vehicles

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Rainbow Cookieees ,

Good App

This is a good app , in the cookie section let there be undo options and let the toppings be more lifelike also having different cookie cutters are good bake the cookies and watch them bake.

Need more games like swimming in backyard pool, popping ballons , blowing bubbles etc.

Need more then 3 Activities

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking to the time for writing this feedback. We're excited that you're enjoying the app and hope to implement some of these suggestions in the future!

Open Face ,

Music teacher approved

I love this app as a music teacher. Something I’ve noticed is that older my students are, the less creative their musical “compositions” get. When they are in PreK, many of my students draw amazing graphic notation on the board for the class to mimic with our voices. The older students’ drawings that look very much like variations on the examples I provide. I love that this app encourages kids to be creative! My favorite part is the activity is where students play the piano with various instruments, but I also like the connection this app makes to improvising in the kitchen and with your clothes. Really fun app about creativity!!

Mqwirurhdudksjs ,

Great app young kids can play independently!

My daughter is loving the games- mostly the music and cookie decorating ones- and I love that the story is ‘read’ to her without her needing me. She's figured out how to navigate the entire app on her own. She can not only play this app independently but her creativity and imagination is being put to use at the same time! And as a parent, the background noise is just right- not too loud or screechy or annoying!

App Privacy

The developer, The Melody Book, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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