While the sun is up, Bean sleeps, but at night this frisky black kitty is ready for play—running, scrambling and diving in a lively chase after a pink toy mouse.
The story is told in simple two word rhyming phrases, which in the "read to me" version, highlight as they are read by the young narrator, helping the child associate the sound of the word with the printed text. Even the youngest will soon be able to “read it myself.” Gentle animations enhance the story and most are repeatable on touch. Set it for auto-play and the toddler can enjoy the story from beginning to end, and then hit the button to read the story “again”… and “again.”
Bean’s Night, Bean’s Baby, and Bean’s Games started out as a trio of board books, well loved by little ones and their parents and also critically acclaimed. Bean (now Bean's Baby) was on the Children's Television Networks Recommended Reading List for 0-3, Bean's Games was an ALA Notable Book, and all three were Book-of-the-Month-Club featured selections.
Sarah Hines-Stephens wrote the books to welcome her first nephew—eighteen years ago— and has since gone on to publish many titles for children. Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of numerous books already, was thrilled to join forces with her daughter and do the colored pencil illustrations for this trio of books to honor her first grandson. Now Anna has scanned the original drawings, digitally enhanced, separated, and animated them for the apps. Grandpa, Gary Hines, recorded granddaughter Violet Grace Stephens as the narrator, and did all the sound work, making the creation of the apps truly a family affair.
All three adventures of this endearing cat are now available as apps to delight a new generation.
*Simple one or two word phrases tell the story
*Interactions are simple and fun—just enough for little ones
*Playful musical enhancements and sound effects
*Autoplay lets child enjoy story from beginning to end, then touch a button to play it, “Again!”
*Read-to-me highlighting helps make connection between printed and spoken words
*Read-it-myself for optimal sharing and reading practice
*No hot links, ads, in-app purchases, push notifications, or data collecting!
Safe and fun for kids and parents!
- iPod Touch