Beatrix Potter goes digital with The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

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.

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny ebook

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.

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17 Comments

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Kelly

    The tale of Peter rabbit and the tale of squirrel nut kin

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Susan

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a favourite for me and my kids. They are both mischief makers so we can all relate to this book!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Vanessa O

    Peter Rabbit or Jemima Puddle Duck!!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Janet

    My kids love Beatrix Potter. Our favorite is a tie between Squirrel Nutkin and Miss Tiddlemouse. Such great stories!!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Erin

    I have a son named Benjamin and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny is our favorite! It is a great choice to make interactive, with all of the hiding and sneaking going on, I can’t wait to see it!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Aimee Hughes

    Jemima Puddleduck…I loved it as a kid, and my son does too. And, at 21 months, he already uses our iPad and Kindle!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Nerissa

    The tale of Peter rabbit, of course! Thanks.

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Erika

    Peter Rabbit. The small format with the green cloth cover and shiny pages. It was always as much about the story as the tactile experience.

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    mevans

    Peter Rabbit is a no-brainer, but the Flopsy Bunnies was always a favorite of mine. I can’t believe I haven’t read these to my daughter yet!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Claire

    My personal favorites are The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin and the Tale of Two Bad Mice. I’ve always adored those naughty rodents ;). My 2.5 yer old daughter prefers The tale of Mrs. Tiddlemouse.

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Eloisa Robinson

    My favorite has always been the Tale of Peter Rabbit. It was one of the 1st books my girls got as a gift and then we went on from there and even bought the tea set

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Amie

    I remember getting a Beatrix Potter mini book set when I was young that I cherished for years. Peter Rabbit was always my favorite. So glad to hear that these are now offered digitally!

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Alice C.

    The tale of Peter rabbit is still my favorite! This cute little guy reminds me of my childhood.

  • Reply April 3, 2012

    Elizabeth

    Peter Rabbit, my daughter has loved bunnies since she was one and it is always the first book she picks up for me to read.

  • Reply April 4, 2012

    Zmama

    Definitely Peter Rabbit! My daughter loves it and we read it every day ! She loves hearing about his misadventures!

  • Reply April 8, 2012

    Aimee

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit, hands down!

  • Reply April 8, 2012

    debbie

    Peter Rabbit! Love them all because of the beautiful illustrations, the small size, and the charming stories.

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