What's New

Now in English and Spanish (Available as a free upgrade for those who have already downloaded the English-only version).

App Description

Now available in English and Spanish

​*Winner of Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award

It’s Sparky® the Fire Dog’s birthday, and his doggie friends are throwing a surprise party. In this fun and original tap-and-play storybook app, kids will learn important fire safety skills while joining the excitement of preparing for a surprise birthday party. The story includes bright graphics, surprising animations, interactive learning games, and a hilarious one-of-a-kind sing-along music video.

Highlights in Sparky’s Birthday Surprise include:
THREE STORYTELLING MODES
Just a Book, perfect for quiet reading time, Read & Play and Read To Me in which early-learning reading skills are reinforced with text highlighting and synced narration.

FUN BAKED INTO THE STORY
Learn about the various parts of a fire truck and decorate Sparky’s birthday cake with highly interactive pages found in the story.

LEARNING ACTIVTIES STARRING SPARKY THE FIRE DOG®!
Piñata Counting and Sparky Addition mini-games teach kids to count and add in fun new ways, and the Birthday Shapes game helps kids recognize basic shapes.

ORIGINAL SING-ALONG MUSIC VIDEO
Your child will love singing the “If the Smoke Alarm Sounds” song with Sparky and his tiny flea friends while learning about what to do when they hear the alarm.

COLORING PAGES
Kids can get creative with coloring pages featuring an array of paint buckets, brushes, colorful spray paints and stickers inspired by the story.

SHARED SCREEN TIME
The Thinking Corner offers thoughtful questions designed to spark open-ended conversation and reinforce reading comprehension.


Hey, parents and caregivers! This app contains gated links to ensure that only adults can access social networking sites, send contact e-mails or visit app stores. We never collect personal data from children and we never use data for behavioral targeting. For more information, or to view our full app privacy policy, please visit www.cupcakedigital.com/appsprivacy.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 13, 2014 Initial release