What's New

Bug fixes and optimisations

App Description

Meet Thumbelina, a girl no bigger than your thumb! Join Thumbelina in this magical 3D interactive pop-up adventure from StoryToys as she sets off on an exciting adventure making new friends on the way!

The tale of Thumbelina gets a sprinkling of StoryToys magic in this unique adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s charming tale of a tiny girl as big as your thumb. Dazzling, fully interactive pop-up scenes, wonderful music and captivating animation bring the tale to life. Explore the wonderful world of Thumbelina and take part in the story with fun interactive 3D pop-up scenes:

• Plant a magic bean, sprinkle it with fairy dust and watch the flower grow
• Guide Thumbelina along the river as she escapes the toad and help her avoid the river monsters,
• Play a tune to cheer her up
• Nurture an injured swallow by feeding it, rubbing its feathers clean and keeping it warm
• Help create Thumbelina’s wedding dress
• And many more...


• Full 3D experience - it’s just like a real book
• 9 interactive 3D pop-up scenes with simple tasks and games to perform
• Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay modes
•Includes free sticker book and jigsaw puzzle! Create your own magical 3D scenes with characters from the book
• Available in English, French, German and Spanish
• Fully narrated in each language by professional actors
• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, colorful imagery
• Over 30 beautifully presented pages of text
• Featuring a wonderful musical score and plenty of amazing sound effects

Go to storytoys.com to watch a short video of the app.


“I wondered who was going to get pop-up books right, and [StoryToys] wins by a long shot. I recommend this app quite highly and know that little ones will come back to it again and again. Great work all around!” ~ David Winograd, TUAW

“...[StoryToys] has near-brilliantly rethought children’s books with Grimm’s Rapunzel - 3D Interactive Pop-up Book.…this application evolves the very concept of what a story can be.” ~ Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

“This is a wonderful option for tonight’s bedtime story or the perfect summer reading activity for young grades-schoolers who need to keep skills fresh for the new school year..” ~ Hannah Camacho, Apptudes.com

“The effect is just as impressive as it was in Rapunzel, and kids will be drawn into the book with the same sort of immediate interest and appeal.” ~ Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

“This app is one to add to your children’s book collection.” ~ Cristi, PadGadget


• 11 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards
• 2 iLounge awards for best kids’ app
• 2 Mom’s Choice gold awards
• Mom’s Choice Silver award
• Shortlist nominations for the FutureBook Digital Innovation Award
• Best Kids’ App Ever winner
• Longlisted for the DBW Publishing innovation award
• 8 Tech With Kids Best Pick App Awards
• Winner of the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award, 2015


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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 06, 2013 Initial release
  • July 13, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • July 25, 2013 New version 1.0.1
  • August 02, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 05, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • August 30, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 07, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • September 11, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • September 21, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $3.99
  • October 10, 2013 New version 1.0.3
  • November 27, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • December 03, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • December 17, 2013 New version 1.0.4
  • December 20, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $2.99
  • January 03, 2014 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • April 02, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • April 08, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99
  • October 15, 2014 New version 1.0.5
  • February 12, 2015 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
  • February 22, 2015 Price increase: $0.99 -> $3.99