App Description

With each download of this app, Room to Read puts three local language books into the hands of children in countries across the developing world.

Meet Zak, a loveable and hilarious yak with a big heart who loves helping kids. Come along on his next hair-raising adventure - Zak's heading to Nepal to bring books to a village perched high in the Himalayan Mountains. The kids who live there can't wait to meet him.

The app includes:
-An engaging adaptation of a true story enjoyed by thousands of kids worldwide
-An interactive game! Find the Himalayan marmot hidden on every page
-Touch-triggered sound effects - hear what a yak and marmot sound like!
-Hilarious animations
-Two narrators including best-selling author and Room to Read founder John Wood
-Original music by Mark Henderson that brings the Himalayas to your home
-Vibrant illustrations by Nepali artist, Abin Shrestha
-Text highlighting to help kids just learning to read
-Expandable text boxes for easy viewing

Join the adventure and empower the kids you love to help other kids, just like Zak the Yak does! John Wood (bestselling author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World and the upcoming, Creating Room to Read - to be published by Penguin February 2012), wrote Zak the Yak with Books on His Back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Room to Read, the organization he founded. He wanted to inspire kids everywhere to change the world, just like he did. All you need is an idea, and a little help from your friends.

Around the world, missions of kids don't have access to books. Room to Read brings UNESCO prize-winning stories and fun, non-fiction books to kids in places like Cambodia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and many more. These books are written in kids' native languages, by local writers and illustrated by local artists. Every book Room to Read places in the hands of a child opens their eyes to a new world of imagination, education and endless possibility.

When you download Zak the Yak with Books on His Back, you help put three more local language books into the hands of kids who need them. Share your love of reading and possibilities that unfold with literacy. Share Zak the Yak with children in your life and show them how easy it is to help change the world!

To learn more about Room to Read's award-winning book publishing program, or to get involved with their work, please visit.

Join Zak on his latest adventures by following him on Twitter at @Zaknepal.

Privacy Disclosure about this App

-Does not collect or share any personal data
-Contains no third-party-served ads
-Does not contain In App Purchase functionality
-Does not contain Social Network Integration
-Includes external links from the Information page

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App Changes

June 29, 2012 Initial Release

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