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Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow app for iPhone and iPad

4.8 ( 8208 ratings )
Games Book Educational Family
Developer: Nosy Crow
4.99 USD
Current version: 1.2, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 30 Jan 2014
App size: 212.86 Mb

Welcome to Jack and the Beanstalk - Unlock the Story!

Our Jack and the Beanstalk app blurs the distinction between story and game more than ever before to create a completely new kind of reading experience for children: this is where on-screen gaming and reading meet.

Jack and the Beanstalk rewards success with more story, and encourages repeat play with endless variety. Play games in different rooms of the giant’s castle and collect keys to unlock more of the story - and capture the giants treasure without waking him up to carry on playing!

Jack and the Beanstalk features:

An exciting, open environment to explore: find the right key to open nine different doors in the giant’s castle, each with unique games and characters behind them

Real consequence within the story: wake up the giant at different points in the narrative to create new ending

A totally non-linear narrative: work your way through the castle in a different order every time and experience different endings based on Jack’s progress through the castle

An emphasis on reading for pleasure that will be particularly good at encouraging reluctant boy readers who love on-screen gaming to participate in a reading experience

Innovative use of iOS device features: the app takes advantage of the fantastic potential of the front-facing camera, gyroscope, multi-touch screen, retina display and more

Rich and detailed artwork from the creator of Nosy Crow’s award-winning
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs apps

Fully animated: characters are constantly on the move

Hundreds of lines of dialogue for thirteen characters voiced by child actors

Hundreds of interactive touch-points

Original music by BAFTA award-winning composer, Robin Beanland

Text-highlighting to support emerging and early readers

From Nosy Crow, the creators of award-winning apps:

"They are the Steven Spielberg of apps" - USA Today

Little Red Riding Hood
One of the App Stores Best Apps of 2013
One of The Observers 50 Best Apps of 2013
One of School Library Journals Top 10 Apps of 2013
Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner
Childrens Technology Review Editors Choice Award winner
Kirkus-starred product

Best Story App - Junior Design Awards
KAPi Award for Best Childrens Ebook, 2012
Best iPad Kids App of the Year - iLounge
Publishing Innovation Award - Best Juvenile App
FutureBook Innovation Award - Best Childrens App
2011 Editors Choice Award - Childrens Technology Review
Winner of the Digital Storytime Star
Winner of the Parents Choice Gold Award

The Three Little Pigs
Editors Choice Award 2011, Childrens Technology Review
5 Stars, Common Sense Media
Kirkus starred review


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Recommended Ages: 1-3
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading, Sight Words

Pros and cons of Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow app for iPhone and iPad

Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow app good for

We love Nosy Crow apps and this is another fantastic one. Our 2 yr old is hooked and we happily read along with her. Lots of fun stuff to play with but also a great story with brilliant narration and great illustrations. Not one youll get bored of.
This interactive and wonderfully animated book is by far one of the best for the iPad. I particularly like the Nosy Crow books because the characters move and talk like two-dimensional video game characters rather than just boring static pictures on a page.

Some bad moments

Nosy Crow does it again with their best app yet! They set the standard for quality in children story books if you ask me. I buy for my grandkids and I love good storybooks.
We love it. Beautiful graphics, clever gameplay, and educational!
The same problems as other interactive kids books by this developer....The characters go on repeat and it gets tedious with the same phrases being repeated unnecessarily. Even when you are doing a task they ask you to begin it, over and over... Also in the castle, all the servants repeat,"I do not know who you are, but I hope you can help me",a bit of variety would be nice. The colors are pretty, the story fine but the developers have not learned from past mistakes and improved. Oh and bats do not get tangled in peoples, hair, no need to perpetuate false tales that are harmful to animals. I hope the next nosy crow app, gets rid of the repetition.
We bought this on a whim the other day, not really expecting much to be honest. But my six year old first grade daughter LOVES it! She has been playing the interactive games throughout the story over and over for days now! Very impressed with this book and the quality of the work! Thank you!!
Not worth the $5. My 4 year old daughter was done in 5 minutes. Very disappointed. Given this experience, I will also avoid other products by this developer.
This book is worth every penny, maybe even more. We had so much fun playing this, my six year old and I. There is so much interactive play and creativity, and so many possibilities. This app could keep you involved in creative story fun for hours. There were a couple of times that this app made us gasp in excitement or surprise, there were many times that this app had us giggling and laughing. Also, this it is gorgeous. I dont think I can say enough great things about it. The only problem now is that I want to purchase all the other Nosy crow apps.

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