Last week, The Three Little Pigs turned one, and we marked the occasion with a weekend price promotion. This week we have an even more exciting birthday to celebrate – our own! Nosy Crow turned two on Wednesday (a blogpost on the subject from Kate may be forthcoming), and as well as enjoying frankly absurd quantities of cake (Kate made an excellent clementine one, and Michelle from Imago brought in a magnificent chocolate and raspberry affair), we thought this time we’d launch a promotion for our most recent app, Bizzy Bear on the Farm. Today and all this weekend you can buy the app on iTunes for the special price of $1.99/ £1.49/ €1.59 (here’s the link).
Bizzy Bear on the Farm is the first app we’ve made based on an existing print book – Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm, from the brilliant Bizzy Bear series by Benji Davies – and we’re planning several more Bizzy Bear apps this year (the second, Bizzy Bear: Building Fun, will be available from March).
The app has been fantastically well-received. It won the Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review. The Guardian wrote “There’s loads of easy and satisfying interactivity in telling the story of Bizzy Bear’s farm visit … Simple interactivity creates multiple permutations of text which encourages careful listening and makes repeating the familiar activities full of surprises.” The Literary Platform said “Young children will love this app. It’s bright, fun and engaging with plenty to keep little fingers occupied.” And in the New York Times’ Gadgetwise blog, it’s described as “Full of clever talking animals and barnyard jobs that include gathering eggs, herding sheep and riding a horse. Every page has hidden surprises that support the story.”
So if you haven’t tried Bizzy Bear on the Farm yet, now’s the perfect opportunity – help us celebrate our birthday, and help Bizzy out on the farm!