IPG Children's Publisher of the Year

The Three Little Pigs App

“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. . . 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.”
— Kate, mother of two boys 8 and 5 years old. Chicago


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 3-D Fairy Tale apps and is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Target Audience

  • Boys and girls ages 3 years and older
  • Anyone who loves to see brilliantly animated stories on the iPad!

Key features

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

Download from app store

Buy the app on iTunes.

Press Release

February 17: Nosy Crow Reinvents Digital Picture Books

Download the US Press Release as a PDF
Download the UK Press Release as a PDF

Web sites

Media Mentions


Official App Trailer

Inside the app

User videos: A young reader reacts

User videos: Reading along with the app

User videos: Elizabeth shows off her iPhone version of the app

User videos: Two Canadian boys – 8 and 5 years old – post a video review

User videos: a 3-year-old boy enjoying the app


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For More Information

Tom Bonnick
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