Next week (Monday 30th, to be exact) our Jack and the Beanstalk app turns three years old. And we’re celebrating the birthday with a special sale – for the next two weeks, the app will be available to download on the App Store for just 99p!
You can find Jack and the Beanstalk on the App Store at this 99p special sale price here.
And that’s not all – we also have some exclusive sets of Jack and the Beanstalk postcards to give away! To be in with a chance of winning one of ten postcard packs, all you need to do is subscribe to our apps newsletter and send an email to appsnosycrowcom with “Jack and the Beanstalk postcards” in the subject heading – we’ll pick the winners at the end of next week.
The recipient of a FutureBook Award, a Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, a Kirkus Star, and 5-star reviews from The Sunday Times, Common Sense Media, Tech with Kids, and more, this is a truly fantastic app – we are incredibly proud of it.
Conceived and created with reading for pleasure at its heart, Jack and the Beanstalk rewards the reader’s success with more story, and encourages repeat play with endless variety. You can play games in different rooms of the giant’s castle, and collect keys to unlock more of the story – and every so often, Jack meets the sleeping giant, and your success (or failure) at collecting his treasure determines the outcome of the whole story.
It’s a brilliant re-telling of the story that contains all the familiar elements that everyone knows and love – along with lots of imaginative new features. We’ve made the app with an emphasis on reading for pleasure that we think will be especially good at encouraging reluctant readers (and reluctant boy readers in particular) who love on-screen gaming to participate in a reading experience.
As with our other fairy tale apps, there’s rich, detailed artwork, animation, original music, sound effects, voice work and interactivity that will keep young children engaged every time they re-visit the app.
You can watch our trailer for the app at the top of this post – and here’s a quick preview:
If you do download Jack and the Beanstalk, we’d be incredibly grateful if you’d consider leaving a review on the App Store – it makes a huge difference!