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Posted by Tom, December 17, 2012

Rounds: Parker Penguin is one of USA Today’s top 10 apps for kids for 2012

It’s been less than a week since the release of our newest app, Rounds: Parker Penguin, and already it’s receiving plaudits from the press!

USA Today included it in their list of the 10 top iPad apps for kids this year. Jinny Gudmundsen writes:

“Presented with rich artwork full of round shapes and accompanied by music that varies when you touch the penguin, this is an intriguing way for kids to learn science.”

The app was also named one of the 30 best iOS apps of the week by The Guardian. Here’s Stuart Dredge’s review:

“Children with an interest in the world around them (and its wildlife) will love this delightful book-app from Nosy Crow. It follows a penguin called Parker through its life from birth to parenthood, with a mixture of storytelling and interactivity.”

And The Literary Platform included Rounds: Parker Penguin in their Christmas app round-up. Miranda West writes:

“This is the second in Nosy Crow’s Rounds series of apps designed to introduce children to the life-cycles of animals. The first, Franklin Frog, went on to be shortlisted for ‘Best Children’s App’ at this year’s FutureBook awards – and I’m convinced that somewhere out there is a child still trying to reach the end of this circular tale. Personally, I prefer Parker Penguin. There’s a touch of the Happy Feet about it as you guide Parker through the Antarctic landscape swiping and tilting the iPad screen to help him slide around the slopes on his belly or dive into the water then accelerate to chase fish. The graphics are first rate and I defy anyone not to feel a warm, seasonal glow as the chick hatches and stumbles about in the snow. Sniff.”

If you’ve bought the app, we’ve love it if you’d leave a review on iTunes. And if you haven’t tried it yet, you can find it on the App Store here – and the first app in the series, Rounds: Franklin Frog, here. Have fun with Parker!

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