What's New

Support for iOS 6.
Performance enhancements and improvements.

App Description

**FREE FOR LIMITED TIME!** No in-app purchases, no Ads, totally free... just leave a kind review if your kids love it :)

FINALIST - Australian Mobile Awards.
FINALIST - WA Premier's Book Awards - Digital Narrative.
WINNER - Corona Labs App Of The Month.

***** "A quirky & beautiful tale of self acceptance, Sparky the Shark tells the story of a friendly shark & his sidekick penguin Dax." - Corona Labs

ABOUT THE STORY:
Sparky is a friendly shark who is misunderstood. In Sparky the Shark, follow Sparky and his penguin pal Dax on their belly-laughing adventure to find Sparky a new 'look' so he will be accepted by people. This upbeat and hilariously funny story with 'hero's ending' will be a guaranteed hit with your child who will want to read it over and over again.
Sparky the Shark isn't just a storybook for entertainment, it's a tool parents can use to help their children understand social pressures. The story has an important message regarding self acceptance, self belief and the desire for acceptance. Using humor to communicate this message, your child can follow the story in a light hearted way.

- Fun and upbeat story with an important message for children
- 33 pages filled with beautiful animated illustrations
- 90+ interactive hidden hot spots for children to discover
- Optional READ TO ME voice over narration for the younger reader
- Relatable characters & plot
- Interactive 'Disguises Dress Up Sparky Page' - Dress up Sparky in funny disguises, goofy teeth, hats & boggle eyes. Includes a TAKE PHOTO camera function

SOCIAL LEARNING LESSONS:
- A story that follows a journey of self discovery, self belief and the desire for acceptance.
- Using relatable character and humour as an anchor, these social lessons can be communicated in a fun way.

SPOILER ALERT:
This story is about self discovery and the desire for acceptance and understanding. Sparky and his friend Dax don't understand why people are afraid of Sparky. Sparky desperately wants to go to the Sand Sculpture competition and not ruin it for everyone. So they embark on an adventure to change particular aspects of Sparky's appearance. They visit 3 funny locations where Sparky tries changing his teeth, covering his fin and finally disguising himself by wearing a costume. But every time Sparky tries to change his appearance, it doesn't work. Instead he looks hilarious or absurd and they end up laughing so hard, they fall to the floor. He asks his wise old Grandpa for advise. In the end, Sparky proves to himself and everyone else, that he is a good shark and he just had to be himself. Grandpa was right and Sparky is a hero.

REVIEWS:
***** "As a parent, I love that this well-crafted story has a message about being appreciated for who you are, not what you look like." - Digital-Storytime

"Unlikely friends Sparky and Dax both entertain and deliver a message disguised by humor and fun." - Kirkus Reviews

***** "Sparky the Shark is an interactive storybook that your children will most definitely enjoy. The book is made up of over 30 beautifully designed illustrations, each accompanied by a unique musical background that makes the story look even more real. These features, along with the short paragraphs, are guaranteed to make your child ask you to read him over and over again." App Bite

***** Love it!
"My kids just loved this app. The illustrations are so colourful, full of life, detailed, vibrant and fun. The musical background made the story come to life, and with the ability to read by yourself or with a narrator made the story all the more interesting. Fantastic animation and interactivity to keep the kids engaged. The fun disguises page is a real bonus with dressing up Sparky. We loved it, highly recommend."

FOLLOW SPARKY & HIS FRIENDS
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sparkytheshark
Twitter @sparkytheshark
Web http://www.sparkytheshark.com

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

March 14, 2014 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
February 15, 2014 Price Decrease: $1.99 -> FREE!
January 19, 2014 Price Decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
November 18, 2011 Initial Release

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