I have always been a huge Beatrix Potter fan, so I find it thrilling that my own kids are just as enthralled with the artwork and easy prose. And now they’ve got an extra reason to enjoy her works: One of my favorite tales now comes to life beautifully on iPad, right in time for Easter.
Our friends from Loud Crow have just launched PopOut! The Tale of Benjamin Bunny as an ebook and it’s as lovely as the teeny hardback book I used to read as a kid.
You can either read it yourself and let your kiddos hit words they’re interested in hearing, or use “Read to Me” which features a pleasant British-accented female voice. As they listen, your kids can play with beautifully translated illustrations by pulling tabs, spinning the wheels, and popping the spring mounted objects just like an actual pop-out book. And while I love that they picked Debussy’s Claire de Lune as the background music, you can easily turn it down or completely off if it starts to bother you.
This app is definitely on the pricey side, but it’s really one of the best interactive e-books I’ve ever seen; and one that so tastefully pays homage to the great Beatrix Potter. Just ask my kids who have asked me to read it every single day for the last week. -Kristen
You can purchase The Tale of Benjamin Bunny for iPad. Android users can buy the app through Google Play.