IPG Children's Publisher of the Year

Animal SnApp: Farm App


Unlock six original rhyming farmyard stories using an innovative slider game in this storybook app from Pip and Posy illustrator Axel Scheffler.

Animal SnApp: Farm combines traditional book-like storytelling with digital innovation.

★ Features a fun and innovative slider game – swipe through the halves of each character to make brand new farmyard animals!
★ Unlock six different rhyming stories by completing the top and bottom half of each character
★ Stunning animation, music, artwork and lively child narration
★ Have fun with Lucky Lamb, Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow, Portly Pig, Diggity Dog and Higgledy Hen

Target Audience

Ages 2 and up.

Key features

✓ Choose a mode: Read and Play or Read by Myself
✓ Tap the characters to trigger additional dialogue
✓ Text highlighting and rhyming stories support early literacy


★ Winner, Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review

Download from app store

Buy Animal SnApp on iTunes.

Media Mentions

  • “The stories are adorable and easily relatable, making them perfect for young ones.”

    Geeks with Juniors

  • “Set on the farmyard, it gets children to match the top and bottom halves of six animals before reading a rhyming story for each. The stories are accompanied by animation, music and text-highlighting to help young readers, too.”

    The Sunday Times

  • “Beautiful illustrations and a nice simple structure make this perfect for your two year old.”


  • “A lovely preschool storytime app by Nosy Crow. It is wonderfully illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    Mom Colored Glasses

  • “This is a fantastic, imaginative, interactive short story app made especially for preschoolers … This is one of those must-have storybook apps!”


  • “Preschoolers will love these engaging stories … The illustrations and animation look fantastic on an iPad.”

    The iPhone Mom

  • “This is the kind of app that keeps kids wanting more, and asking to return to again and again, when put aside … This book app is better than good, better than great, Nosy Crow has put all the right ingredients and blended them perfectly to make Animal SnApp truly outstanding.”

    Teachers With Apps

  • “Axel Scheffler’s engaging illustrations and the apps use of animation compliment the narrative of each story. The app includes sounds and background music that add to but never overwhelm the story … Animal-loving pre-schoolers will adore playing AnimalSnApp: Farm, and parents will likely enjoy the stories even after countless re-readings. The app includes six lengthy stories, which makes it a great value.”


  • “This app has beautiful and fun illustrations, engaging music, great animations, and is sure to make reading an unforgettable and interactive experience for any child.”

    The Orange County Register

  • “This is a great app for children two and up.”


  • “All the stories are beautifully illustrated, and both the sound effects when you click on an item and the music are magnificent … A collection of beautiful illustrated and interactive short story books for $3.99 is a bargain.”

    Smart Kids' Apps

  • “Old MacDonald gets a wonderful British twist in this make-your-own nursery rhyme that is perfect for a beginning reader.”


  • “This is the latest well-crafted children’s app from British publisher Nosy Crow, working with Axel Scheffler – of Gruffalo-illustrating fame. Based on a farm, it gets kids to unlock six rhyming stories based on its animals, with fun slide-puzzles. A characterful mix of storytelling, play and excellent illustrations.”

    The Guardian

  • “The stories are sweet but very simple, making this an app I would recommend for up to age six at the very oldest; it is especially well suited for toddlers and kids under four in particular … This app is stellar, while simple, and an overall easy one for me to highly recommend!”

    Digital Storytime

  • “With amaz­ing art­work, engag­ing sto­ries, cute sound effects and inno­v­a­tive pre­sen­ta­tion, Ani­mal SnApp: Farm is a fan­tas­tic edu­ca­tional app for tod­dlers and preschool­ers.”

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