What's New

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- optimized for full 64-bit performance
- bug fixes

App Description

Dive into this interactive book app and meet Tacky the Penguin- an odd bird who marches to the beat of his own drummer! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. When hunters come to the penguins' Nice Icy Land, how will Tacky's individuality save the day?

Explore the Story:
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- LEARN new words by tapping pictures
- RECORD your own narration & share it with others
- SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
- KEEP kids in the story with parental controls

Designed for children ages 4-8


The Reviews Are In:
- "Charming and oh-so-neatly put together!" - Kirkus Reviews
- Listed in "Best Storybook Apps for Preschoolers" - Common Sense Media
- "A nice bedtime story for kids!" - Lunchbox Reviews


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Official Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company licensed app.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • October 22, 2011 New version 1.08.1
  • April 01, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $3.99
  • May 05, 2012 New version 1.09
  • December 21, 2012 New version 2.1
  • November 15, 2013 New version 2.5
  • January 29, 2014 New version 2.6
  • June 13, 2019 New version 2.7.2