Babel, the King - EPIC animated storybook

Category: Books

Ages: 0-3 3-5 7-11
Price: iPhone/iPad - Paid

This is a fantastic story-book with interactive features that will highly engage kids from 2 to 8 years of age. Kids will love this app and they will not realise that they are practising their reading skills as they work through the app. As a result of its qualities, the app receives an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status.


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Teacher Review

Babel is the story of a cat that is rather delusional and after an accident finds a cage with a little bird inside. He puts the little cage with the bird on his head and looks at himself in a water-reflection. It looks like he has put a crown on his head. Therefore, it must mean that he is a King! After this self-proclamation, the little bird speaks to the cat and tells him of all the things that real Kings have and which Babel is not in possession of. Consequently, Babel goes in search of the things that a King tends to have like; subjects, a castle, tax, enemies... In the Babel gets his comeuppance only to fall into the same trap at the end of the story...

We love the story and feel that there is a lot for kids to engage with. Babel is an anti-hero and there is plenty for kids to discuss with adults in relation to the character. Each page is interactive and you can tap, pay, push or twist aspects of the illustrations so that they make a sound or move.

The app is also of very high quality as it is in four languages (French, English, Spanish and Dutch) and subtitles in the languages. You can either have the story read to you or you can read to yourself. The music of the app has also been composed especially for the story. There is not one ounce of the app that has not been thought about artistically and with care.

We really appreciate this app for its originality. There are good apps in the story that we identify and this is definitely one of our top e-book-apps. Beautiful, enchanting and will have kids reading it time and time again.

From the Developer

A unique interactive literary adventure specially developed for 2 to 6 year-olds.
***** "Overall, this is an app that took my breath away. It has great animation, creative interactivity, polished sound-effects and music worthy of a feature film. Including enhancements that match the well-crafted story, every step of the way, makes this complex tale accessible to even the youngest readers."

*****  "Babel the King is a phenomenal looking eBook. The interface looks great and the graphics are even better. Lastly, the book is super interactive and an interesting story-line. "

***** "A book for children full of poetry and an adorable cat that my kids already adore. A great app!" (Muriel, Belgium)

***** "An original story for an amazing result! A great app that every kid should try" (Fred, Belgium)

"Babel is a grumpy old cat and not very bright at all"… So begins the fantastic story of a megalomaniac cat who dreams of becoming king and who dares to create his kingdom at any cost… but will he succeed?

Babel is a fascinating and entertaining story. Its tactile interaction (blow, pull, push) and choice of fully narrated or 'I read by myself' modes make it suitable for children from the age of 2 upwards. The subtle and beautiful illustrations and captivating story-telling will also enchant children up to 8 years old.

- 20 fully illustrated and animated pages;
- Exclusive high quality visuals;
- Numerous interactions (blow, pull, push,…);
- Available languages: English, French;
- Text fully dubbed in both languages;
- Narrated by professional English and French actors;
- 2 reading modes: "I read by myself" or "Read it to me";
- Exclusive music and sound effects;
- Compatibility: iPhone4, iPhone4s, iPod Touch, iPad 1, iPad 2 and The new iPad;
- Settings: music control, help display, languages and choice of subtitles;
- Ease of playability;
- Help display for interactions;
- Categories: book, education, entertainment, reading, language, edutainment.

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Babel is self-funded and developed by EPIC (
The story and visual world of Babel were conceived by Karim Maaloul.

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