Added support for iOS 8.
Fixed a possible crash when the app starts.
Added an age-check to protect access to the web and the App Store.
• Winner of a MOM'S CHOICE Gold Award
• Winner of a PARENTS’ CHOICE Gold Honor Award
• A fully interactive storybook for young and emerging readers
• Based on the award winning titles originally published by Living Books
• Great for early learners to help teach words, word sounds, and sentences
"Every word on every page is interactive, and the book comes with multiple languages, parent tips, and an extensive teacher resource guide to use the app/storybook in the classroom setting.
These features combined with top-notch storytelling make this app worth it's $4.99 price tag. Download it, and enjoy hours of fun with your little one."
- Tim Leverett ©2013 Parents' Choice
Have you ever wished you could play inside a story and really interact with all the characters and words? Now you can! The Tortoise and the Hare is an imaginative and interactive reading experience with fully animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike.
Wanderful brings every page of this classic Aesop's fable to life and tailored to UK English, with all characters speaking with a British accent. Read and play along as the Tortoise proves that slow and steady wins the race. Join him as he accepts the much faster Hare's challenge to a race - one that doesn't turn out exactly as the Hare had planned.
• Story is in both UK English and French - change language from any page
• German story content available as an in-app purchase
• Over 500 interactive words in each language
• 12 fully interactive pages of word play
• Virtually every item on each page comes to life when tapped
• A hidden animated surprise on each page - see if you can find Ruppert the dragonfly
• Move between pages with swipe or with scrolling page navigation
• Multiple settings to customize the App for your child's reading experience
• Two modes: "Read to Me" and the fully interactive "Let Me Play"
• Parental tips to help you get the most out of this Wanderful interactive storybook
• Learning resources include a 31 page overview of Classroom Activities and a free preview of the Tortoise and the Hare Classroom Activities guide
• The full 47 page Classroom Activities guide is available as an upgrade
Wanderful's goal is to bring outstanding interactive storybooks to a new generation of children. We hope The Tortoise and the Hare provides your family, children and students with hours of story play.
The Tortoise and the Hare is credited to Greek storyteller Aesop (620-564 BC). This version is retold by Living Books creator Mark Schlichting. The characters were designed by Michael Dashow and backgrounds were painted by Barbara Lawrence, each an original Living Books team member.
Wanderful creates engaging interactive storybooks for children that are educational, fun, and above all safe and appropriate. This app:
• does not collect any information
• does not contain ads
• contains an in-app purchase for German story content
• includes active links to websites or social networks, but ONLY from the PARENTS and TEACHERS pages, not from the storybook pages
• uses analytics to improve our app experience but only in aggregate and never with personally identifiable data
- June 09, 2014 Initial release
- October 26, 2014 New version 1.2
- July 12, 2016 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
- July 14, 2016 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99