Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow
It's the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but in this interactive adventure, readers play the role of Jack. Kids can read the story on their own or have the words read to them, but they have to interact on every page. Rather than all the words appearing on the page, kids interact, tapping the characters to hear the dialogue and guide Jack through the castle, collecting different treasures. Once home, Jack and his mom live happily ever after -- with different luxuries depending on the treasures collected.
Kids can learn the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and see how dialogue enhances the story and how characters develop. They'll work on patterns, memory, colors, and counting in the different rooms they encounter. They can read along as the highlighted text is read aloud to them, or they can read it on their own without narration, improving their reading skills. The engaging, interactive story will get kids excited about reading for enjoyment, and they'll develop problem-solving skills as well. Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow is rich with engaging learning opportunities.
From the Developer
Our Jack and the Beanstalk app blurs the distinction between story and game more than ever before to create a completely new kind of reading experience for children: this is where on-screen gaming and reading meet.
Jack and the Beanstalk rewards success with more story, and encourages repeat play with endless variety. Play games in different rooms of the giant’s castle and collect keys to unlock more of the story - and capture the giant's treasure without waking him up to carry on playing!
Jack and the Beanstalk features:
An exciting, open environment to explore: find the right key to open nine different doors in the giant’s castle, each with unique games and characters behind them
Real consequence within the story: wake up the giant at different points in the narrative to create new ending
A totally non-linear narrative: work your way through the castle in a different order every time and experience different endings based on Jack’s progress through the castle
An emphasis on reading for pleasure that will be particularly good at encouraging reluctant boy readers who love on-screen gaming to participate in a reading experience
Innovative use of iOS device features: the app takes advantage of the fantastic potential of the front-facing camera, gyroscope, multi-touch screen, retina display and more
Rich and detailed artwork from the creator of Nosy Crow’s award-winning
Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs apps
Fully animated: characters are constantly on the move
Hundreds of lines of dialogue for thirteen characters voiced by child actors
Hundreds of interactive touch-points
Original music by BAFTA award-winning composer, Robin Beanland
Text-highlighting to support emerging and early readers