The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow
Age 4-8

The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs is an innovative, animated and truly interactive digital experience that makes reading fun and exciting for children. The story unfolds in a richly illustrated 3-D landscape filled with animations, original music and hidden surprises allowing children to listen to the story, read the text at their own pace and interact with the characters.

This is the first title in Nosy Crow’s series of Fairy Tale apps. Designed specifically with the iPad’s technical capabilities in mind, the app draws the reader in as an active participant in the story.

Readers can:

  • Blow into the microphone to blow down the pig’s houses
  • Tilt the device to see more of the scene
  • Zoom in to reveal hidden details
  • Flick the characters to make them jump, spin and speak
  • Tap the screen to trigger hundreds of funny, interactive surprises


Special Features:

  • Read to Me, Read by Myself and Read and Play modes
  • Narrated entirely by children
  • An all-original interactive soundtrack: each character has his own musical identity
  • Sophisticated animations on every screen

“Book apps have been evolving, and many special ones are creating a new medium: interactive books. With interactive books, kids are still being read to, but now they too become a part of the story.”


“One of the best renditions of the classic story in the app store.” The Best Children’s Books on the iPad

– Gadgetwise, The New York Times

“Nosy Crow… enhanced the storytelling by making it a visual feast. The combination is awe-inspiring, and makes it nothing short of a masterpiece. Believe this: children and children at heart will see this not simply as an app, but an experience.”

– Huffington Post

“This app is a masterpiece.”


“The voices of child narrators are beautifully complemented by original music (adding real drama to the chase scenes) and a flurry of inventive iPad features… It’s the classic tale with the latest technology that makes this app a success.”

The Literary Platform

“There are lot of choices in the app store for lovers of the three little pigs, but very few stand out. This version, the first ebook by Nosy Crow, is one of the very best! It is interactive in unique and fun ways that make the story feel more ‘alive’ than any other ebook I’ve read with my child.”

Digital Storytime

“It is expertly crafted, charmingly narrated, and entertaining for such an extended stretch that we actually enjoyed just sitting down and playing through it several times…”


“Nosy Crow has put together a 3D version of the classic story of the Three Little Pigs that is spunky and full of personality. The story plus the humorous character dialogue, quirky illustrations and animations make for a madcap experience. It’s something I’d recommend for everyone.”

The iPhone Mom

“And as a parent, what I enjoyed most was that my little guy would follow the text bubbles that popped up with different characters when tapped. He loved reading the dialogue aloud. And that, to me, is what it’s all about. Simple features like these can be easily dismissed. But they are the building blocks to understanding the structure of a story. And for emerging readers, this is enormous. Not to mention what makes reading an app so much fun.”


“Digital storybooks usually feel impersonal to me. But this one captures the immersion I used to feel as a kid while reading classic storybooks. I highly recommend it for kids and kids at heart.”

Reno Gazette-Journal

“This adaptation from London (UK)-based Nosy Crow won awards for its nuanced animation, layered interactivity and gorgeous art.”

The Globe and Mail

“This engaging and versatile app is equally suited to single or collective viewing. It amply shows that this old dog—er, pig—can still learn new tricks”

– Kirkus

App of the Week

– Blip TV

“Another Parents’ Choice award winner is The Three Little Pigs app from Nosy Crow… Youngsters can have the fable read out loud to them or read it on their own, and they can interact with characters and scenery by touching the screen.”

The Wall Street Journal

“Don’t miss this visually exciting story app! Five stars.”

Common Sense Media

“The high production standards and lushly textured animation make this a showcase app, like The Elements, for demonstrating what iPads can do.”

– Squidalicious

“All kidding aside, it’s difficult not to chuckle when reading Nosy Crow’s version of The Three Little Pigs because of just how well done it is. Lets huff and puff through all the reasons, shall we?”

4.5 out of 5 stars


“The company hit it out of the park, combining a familiar story with interactive features…and unique, witty and endearing illustrations. A must-own!”

Yahoo News

“The multiple layers of connectivity allows your child to enjoy the story on whatever level they are comfortable at the time. This is truly a quality app that your child will grow up with and treasure for years to come.”

Apps for iPads

“A must-buy if you have small children. A probably-should-buy even if you don’t!”

– Pageless

“Interactivity in The Three Little Pigs is what I’d call just enough. It’s fun, but the story is still the main feature… [my daughter] has been repeatedly coming back and playing this app the same way she comes back to her favorite books.”

Media Macaroni

“If the success of a book app is the perfect blending of design, audio, interactivity, animation, illustration and the story [then] Nosy Crow just raised the bar. The best children’s book app to date.”


“If you and your kids love an entertaining app with lots of interactive features, this version of The Three Little Pigs is a wonderful choice.”


“The child is actually driving the story. It’s not interactive or reactive – it’s proactive.”

– My Little Notepad

“The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow is a truly interactive app that lets you and your kids fully experience (not just read!) this classic story in a whole new way.”

– iHeartThisApp


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