There’s a new children’s book available on the App Store in the form of Aesop for Children and it’s rather beautiful to look at. Most interesting of all, however, is where it came from: the US Library of Congress.

The US Library of Congress has previously released an app about the Congressional Record, understandably so, but it’s the first time we’ve seen any books given the app treatment by the Library of Congress.

Aesop for Children is based on a 1919 book of the same name, meaning it’s now public domain and open to being turned into an app, inexpensively.

The app itself is quite delightful with the original illustrations improved with some modern animations. It sticks closely to the book’s original roots though, rather than adding a huge amount of interactivity.

It’ll be interesting to see what future app ideas the Library of Congress have planned as the potential is great.

Aesop for Children is out now and it’s free to download.

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