What's New

Major update improves user interface. Now swipe the screen to navigate easily to the next text section.

App Description

A Top 25 iTunes Book App!
Chosen as a Top 10 Must-Have eBook by lilsugar of Popsugar.com
Chosen as a Top 10 Educational iPad app by Digital Storytime
Chosen as a Top 5 Interactive Bedtime Story by Digital Storytime
Written by Melissa Northway
Illustrated by Paul Johnson
PicPocket Books
Ages: 4-8 years

Overview:
Adventurous children whose imaginations know no bounds will find a kindred spirit in Penelope. Come along on her journey as her bedroom opens up into world of pirates, the open sea, buried treasure and trusted friends. Discussion questions, ideas for additional interaction for the pre-school classroom and home, and fun facts about the sea creatures in the story are included in the app. For more information and additional resources, visit www.melissanorthway.com.

About this App:
PicPocket Books brings quality children’s picture book literature to digital media. Now, children can enjoy their favorites stories on-the-go, even when they do not have a physical book to read.

Parents, take notice. This App:
- Does not includes analytics.
- Does not collect or share any personal data.
- Does not contain any ads.
- Does not contain any In App Purchases.
- Does not contain Social Network Integration.
- Links to the iTunes App Store for the option to see other family-friendly, educational apps from PicPocket Books and KidsMathFun.

This INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK app promotes EARLY LEARNING and helps your children develop READING skills by connecting the spoken audio words and sounds with the written word on the page. PicPocket Books' Learn-to-Read highlighting feature is an additional READING aid.

PicPocket Books offer a unique and new experience, combining the beauty of quality picture books with audio recordings and interactive visual text. This combination enables independent enjoyment for children regardless of reading level, subtle support for early readers, and nostalgic fun for adults.

Whether standing in a grocery line, taking a car trip, or waiting in a doctor's office, PicPocket Books provide personal, interactive story experiences. The books can be downloaded with one click or tap, and provide educational and entertainment value to children and adults alike.

Your PicPocket Book is a perfect complement to regular story time with parents or grandparents, and a gentle alternative to flashy, fast-paced digital media time. 

Features:
- high fidelity, full-color illustrations that stay true to the original print book
- high quality audio recording
- highlighted text corresponds with audio - each word highlights as it is read to help new readers understand the connection between words and sounds - excellent for beginning readers or curious pre-readers.
- turn pages with an easy swipe
- stories downloadable directly to your device, anytime, anywhere, on-the-go.
- Animated elements and audio hot spots for additional levels of interaction

Language: English

PicPocket Books is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7, 8-10
Categories: BOOKS, READING

iPhone Screenshots

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Penelope The Purple Pirate screenshot 1 Penelope The Purple Pirate screenshot 2 Penelope The Purple Pirate screenshot 3 Penelope The Purple Pirate screenshot 4 Penelope The Purple Pirate screenshot 5

App Changes

  • July 22, 2011 Initial release
  • August 27, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • August 28, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • September 16, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 20, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 21, 2011 New version 3.0
  • September 30, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 03, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • October 24, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 25, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 19, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • November 20, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 21, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • November 22, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 25, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • November 26, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 09, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 13, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 23, 2011 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • December 24, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • December 26, 2011 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 16, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 17, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 20, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 21, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • February 08, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • February 09, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • March 24, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • March 27, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • June 28, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • July 02, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 04, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • July 05, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • August 03, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • August 06, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • August 31, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 01, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • September 15, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • September 20, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • November 26, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • November 27, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 07, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 08, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • December 19, 2012 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • December 20, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • March 27, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • March 28, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • May 10, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
  • May 12, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $1.99
  • September 20, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • October 06, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 15, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 17, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • April 01, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • May 01, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99