"...probably one of the most unique storybook apps I’ve encountered ... to see a story that does so in a subtle but understandable way is nothing short of incredible" – theiphoneappreview.com
"Important and valuable: an allegorical tale that aims to help adults explain cancer to children" – Stuart Dredge, The Guardian
"An interesting story for little people... Young readers will not get bored with it very soon." – realkidsapps.com
"This app not only tells an entertaining and colorful story, but contains clever symbolic meanings as well" – crazymikesapps.com
"We think the app will be invaluable for any parent grappling with the challenge of explaining cancer to a child – whether the child has it or an adult that they know." – appsplayground.com
“The Terrifying Building in Eyeville” is a digital children’s book about a peaceful little town named Eyeville.
One dark and storm night, a truck drives through the city, and, by accident, “something” falls out of the cargo hold and lands right in front of Mr. Nice’s front door.
It turns out to be a strange person named Kanser, who loves to build. He quickly gets to work building in Mr. Nice’s house and is basically impossible to stop.
Kanser builds and builds, and after a short time, his dreadful building has spread to every corner of the town.
Will the residents of Eyeville be able to stop Mr. Kanser before his terrifying building ruins the whole town?
The story is written by Joel Grøndrup. Illustrations by Dawid Woldu and Tomek Ruducha.
The story is intended for children ages 4 years and up. The story can either be listened to or read.
About the background
The purpose of this story is to give parents and grandparents the opportunity to explain to children what cancer is – through colorful storytelling.
This isn’t a perfect allegory for the nature of cancer, and the goal is that the child won’t even realize that the story is about the illness.
In this way, it’s up to parents to explain what the story can represent. Thus, the story also works as a good children’s story.
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