Based on Nosy Crow’s Bizzy Bear board book series, the Bizzy Bear Builds a House app features beautiful illustrations by Benji Davies, exciting animation and original music, lively child narration and lots of interactive surprises.
- Read the story and help Bizzy Bear build a house!
- Help Bizzy Bear operate diggers, dumper trucks, and concrete mixers
- Paint a fence.
- Join in by hammering, digging and sawing
- Help unload a pallet of bricks.
- Children can play inside the scene, follow directions and help with out on the construction site.
Special features for toddlers:
- Choose a mode: Read and Play or Read by Myself (no narration).
- Characters offer helpful hints about what to do on each page.
- Easy to use. All interactions designed with toddler’s fine motor skills in mind.
- Choose how long text stays on screen to match the ability of the reader.
- Tap the characters to trigger additional dialogue.
Special technical features:
- Make Bizzy and friends jump, spin and walk around each scene.
- Listen to hundreds of musical sound effects around the building site.
“With pleasant voice acting, realistic sound effects, lively illustrations, word-tracking, and polite characters, it offers an excellent introduction to construction play, reading, and manners … Well-produced and charming, Bizzy Bear Builds a House will surely become a favorite amongst families with toddlers and preschoolers.”
Silver Parents’ Choice Award
“Kids (especially truck-crazed ones) will enjoy the chance to operate the various vehicles — and the satisfaction of helping out. And at app’s end when the crew leader says, “I hope you work with us again, Bizzy Bear,” they’ll happily agree.”
“Bizzy Bear is a great app if you’re looking for something your child can use on your iPhone or iPad. The artwork and narration are also high points of the experience, however, nothing beats the fact that this is a story your child can actually interact with.”
App of the Week
“Any time that I find something fantastic that is geared for little boys, I am over the moon … I am a firm believer in giving our kids positive experiences with reading and stories, both on and offline, and I’m glad to call Bizzy a solid part of our home library.”
#1 rated App of the Week.
“Another extraordinary Nozy Crow production. Bizzy Bear is a lot more interactive than previous titles. Surely deserves a space on your iPad!”
“With plenty of opportunity to lift and lower the crane, pile up earth using the digger, saw, hammer and paint, it is a small boys’ paradise … Once small fingers have mastered the interactivity, this will be one app that is revisited time and again. Another brilliantly produced storybook app from Nosy Crow.”
“Wonderful original animation, narration, and music make sure that your budding reader will enjoy the ride.”
“Simple but entertaining activities (especially for boys), easy operation, audio and visual clues … 2 to 5 year old boys will love it!”
“Bizzy Bear Builds a House is an excellent eBook with spectacular illustrations which make this book more like watching a movie. The graphics are super sharp and the interface is great. Best of all, there are tons of interactive elements used throughout the story.”
“Children will love assisting Bizzy as he helps out on a building site … a great app for the youngest readers, suitable even for toddlers … Bizzy Bear is a charming and beautifully made series, but most of all, it is a lot of fun. Highly recommended!”
“Another awesome interactive experience for toddlers and pre-schoolers. It is a great tool for teaching following directions and practicing fine motor skills, as well as learning about the many facets of a construction site.”
“Bizzy Bear Builds a House is a great addition to any pre-schooler’s iOS library. It will appeal not only to construction sites’ youngest fans, but to their parents as well.”
“A very fun interactive experience for toddlers and pre-schoolers and is great for following directions and practicing fine motor skills as well as learning about construction”
– The iMum
“If there’s one thing that gets us dancing round our iPad with the kids, it’s news of a new Nosy Crow app”