Rounds: Franklin Frog, the first app in our innovative life science Rounds series, has received a special mention in the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award. The award, which is associated with the Bologna Book Fair, is in its second year (last year, Bizzy Bear on the Farm was shortlisted), and this year there were over 240 entries, so we’re absolutely thrilled that Franklin Frog has received this acknowledgment. The video above is of the judging panel, chaired by Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review, discussing the award and its entrants.
In Rounds: Franklin Frog, you can participate in every stage of Franklin’s life, from birth to parenthood, and take part in all of the things that frogs do best, including hopping, swimming, eating, laying frogspawn, changing from a tadpole into a frog – and then they start all over again with Franklin’s son. The app is filled with fun facts about frogs and is illustrated in a bold, graphic style, with original music, animation and child narration.
The app has also been shortlisted for a FutureBook Award, Cybils Award, and Publishing Innovation Award; received a Kirkus Star and an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review; was an Editor’s Choice App on the App Store; and was recently named by The Sunday Times as one of the 500 Best Apps in the World.
You can watch the trailer for Franklin Frog below, and find it on the App Store for £2.99/ $4.99 here.
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