Our Snow White app has won a FutureBook Award!
I went to The Bookseller’s fifth annual FutureBook conference on Friday – a fantastic day with great talks from, among others, Pottermore’s Susan Jurevics, Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn, Akala, and more. The day concluded with the prestigious FutureBook Awards, and there was a lot at stake for Nosy Crow: we are very proud to have won the FutureBook Award for Best Children’s Digital Book last year, for our Jack and the Beanstalk app, in 2013, for Rounds: Parker Penguin, and in 2011, for Cinderella.
This year we were nominated in the same category for both Snow White and Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Jungle, along with a further nomination in the Best use of Digital in a Marketing/Publicity Campaign category for our My Brother is a Superhero app. And we are extraordinarily pleased that Snow White was named the Best Children’s Digital Book!
Conceived and created with reading for pleasure at its heart, our Snow White app re-imagines the best-loved and most well-known fairytale of them all for a brand new audience. Seamlessly blending all of the classic elements of the Snow White narrative with ingenious, story-friendly forms of interactivity, the app puts the reader at the centre of the story, re-defining this iconic fairytale for the 21st century. With a beautiful fairytale environment, unique forms of interactivity (tilt your device to rock the baby Snow White to sleep, see yourself in the Magic Mirror, help Snow White clean the dwarfs’ house, mine for jewels, and lots more), hundreds of lines of dialogue and interactive touch-points, original music, text-highlighting, and more, this is a truly incredible reading experience.
Here’s a look at Snow White:
The app has received five-star reviews from The Guardian, Tech With Kids, The iPhone Mom, and Digital Storytime. It’s the recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review. In their review, USA Today wrote: “Nosy Crow is to fairy-tale apps as J. K. Rowling is to wizards’ tales — both are masterful. It’s no surprise then that Snow White, Nosy Crow’s newly released fifth app, is brilliant.”
You can download Snow White on the App Store here – and you can read the full list of FutureBook Award winners here. If you’d like to stay up to date with all of our app news, you can sign up to our apps mailing list below.
Thank you, FutureBook, for this fantastic honour!