Yesterday the Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference took place – a day packed with insightful and thought-provoking talks from some of the publishing industry’s leading figures (a full blog post may be forthcoming). The day concluded with the third annual FutureBook Innovation Awards, and we were surprised and delighted to learn that our Rounds: Parker Penguin app, written and illustrated by Emma and Barry Tranter, won in the category of Best Children’s Digital Book!
The app faced off fierce competition from an incredible shortlist – including a second Nosy Crow app, Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm. We’re especially proud to have won after having been shortlisted for the same award last year, for the first app in the Rounds series, Rounds: Franklin Frog, and winning in 2011, for Cinderella.
You can read the full list of this year’s winners across every category here.
The judges for the awards were particularly impressed by the levels of interaction and creativity demonstrated by Rounds: Parker Penguin, saying that “the sliding feature is addictive and the mating call feature is more effective than Tinder”.
If you haven’t used Rounds: Parker Penguin before, you can find it on the App Store here for just £2.99. Combining narrative storytelling with lots of educational information and interactive fun, the app is perfect for both the home and the classroom. It’s packed with lots of unique and imaginative features – you can help Parker to grow up, move around the Antarctic environment on land and in the water, hunt, avoid predators, march to his breeding ground, meet a mate, protect an egg and hatch a chick before starting all over again with Parker’s son.
Here’s a look at the app’s trailer:
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Thank you, FutureBook, and congratulations, Emma and Barry!