What's New

Bing-Wen used his magic brush and extended the beautiful Dragon Brush art for iPhone 5 and 5S screens! Additionally, many small bugs have been fixed.

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App Description

"'Dragon Brush' captivates kids with a fascinating story filled with its unique drawings-become-real mechanic, making it one of the top book apps in iTunes." —USA Today

"With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values cleverness over power, Bing-Wen's app is as rare and magical as the dragons he loves to paint." —Kirkus Reviews

"Dragon Brush deserves a spot on every family’s digital book shelf. This colorful app will be read and re-read by parents and children alike." —PadGadget.com


Winner of the 2013 Communication Arts Interactive Annual Award

Winner of the 2012 Cybils Award for Best Book App

Featured in iPad Apps for Kids for Dummies by Jinny Gudmundsen


Dragon Brush is a beautiful and engaging storybook app based on a traditional Chinese folktale, featuring narration and music from members of the acclaimed band The National!

Brought to you by the award-winning Small Planet Digital, Dragon Brush was created by John Solimine and Andy Hullinger.

Follow the irresistible adventures of Bing-Wen, a young boy who loves to paint. When given a magical brush that makes drawings come to life, Bing-Wen must use his art and his wits to outsmart the greedy Emperor.


Readers can:

*Help Bing-Wen’s drawings come magically to life

*Create their own drawings with Dragon Paint

*Find special ink pots in the story and add them to Dragaon Paint

*Discover interactive elements and tap, swipe, or tilt on every page

Featuring narration by Matt Berninger and music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, members of the critically acclaimed band, The National.

Brought to life with gorgeous Retina-quality illustrations by John Solimine of Spike Press, Dragon Brush will engage, inspire, and delight!

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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 23, 2012 Initial release
  • June 15, 2012 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • June 27, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • July 03, 2012 New version 1.1
  • July 13, 2012 New version 1.1.1
  • November 20, 2012 New version 1.2
  • December 12, 2013 New version 1.3
  • July 23, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • August 01, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99

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