A Review Of Jack And The Beanstalk Interactive Storybook App


Developers are barely skimming the surface when it comes to producing stellar IPad Apps for children. There aren’t too many that have that “wow” factor.

But, every day new apps surface and I discover some old gems as well.

For instance, a couple of days ago, I handed over $3.99 to the ITunes App Store for the highly praised storybook app of the classic tale, “Jack And The Beanstalk”. This interactive book was produced by Ayars Animation.


I cannot begin to describe the beauty of this lovely, animated book. There are so many surprises inside this book and, wisely, there is an appendix so one can see which pages are harboring the magic and wonder of e-technology.

If you don’t wish to listen to the narrator, the characters themselves tell the story, sometimes with music, dance and finger magic thrown in for fun and effect.

However, you would be wise to disable the auto play. It isn’t necessary and it moves too quickly, not allowing the children to enjoy and explore each page in it’s entirety.


I cannot say enough about this lovely interactive book. And, to say more would spoil the surprises in store. Now, I need some grandchildren in the house to share the fun. Soon enough!

Ayars Animation have produced other books as well and I most certainly will purchase and review these books in the near future.

Have you purchased this app yet? Please share your thoughts with us.

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IPad Link


Posted on August 5, 2011, in App, Books, IPad Apps, IPhone Apps and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks so much for the kinds words. We loved making the Interactive Storybook. Have you seen our Cozmo’s Day Off? http://www.ayarsanimation.com

    • Doug – you are most welcome. That book is truly beautiful – groundbreaking!

      I have purchased Cozmo and love it. I will review it next week.

      Thank you for taking the time to write. I look forward to your future interactive projects.

      All the best,


  2. frankgrauillustration

    Hi Rosanne,
    I see it’s almost been a year since your review, but I’ve just read it myself for the first time tonight. I’m so glad you enjoyed the app. I’m going to be blogging about some of the process I went through illustrating our apps, starting with Jack and the Beanstalk.
    Again, thank you for your kind words about our work.

    • Frank – so nice to hear from you. Has it been a year already? Time has wings!! I love Jack And The Beanstalk and look forward to reading the evolution of your wonderful interactive book on your blog. Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to more of your wonderfully creative books.

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