London, England – Independent publisher Nosy Crow is pleased to announce that its Bizzy Bear on the Farm app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. This interactive picture book app, recommended for children ages 2 to 4, is the first in a series of apps based on Nosy Crow’s popular Bizzy Bear board book series illustrated by Benji Davies.
Children follow Bizzy Bear on his day at the farm and play inside the story. Using the touchscreen, they help pick apples, collect eggs, drive the tractor, feed the pigs and take the horse out for a ride.
“Toddlers and preschoolers love stories about animals and farms, and this app draws them into Bizzy Bear’s day,” says Kate Wilson, Managing Director. “Parents will enjoy seeing their children listen to directions, complete tasks and feel a sense of accomplishment as they help Bizzy Bear do his farm chores.”
The app is based on the Bizzy Bear book series published by Nosy Crow in the U.K. and by Candlewick Press in the U.S., where the first titles in the series will be released in December 2011. The books include Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm; Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play!; Bizzy Bear: Off We Go!; and Bizzy Bear: Let’s Get to Work.
“This is the first time we’ve used a Nosy Crow book as a springboard for an app,” says Camilla Reid, Nosy Crow’s Editorial Director. “It’s been exciting to bring the interactive features we’ve developed in apps for older children to a younger audience. Like the Bizzy Bear board books, which feature chunky tabs to push and pull, the apps include simple ways for little fingers to explore the story. In the app, we’ve added sound effects and music to make things even more fun.”
The Bizzy Bear on the Farm app follows two award-winning apps released earlier this year by Nosy Crow, Cinderella, and The Three Little Pigs. A second Bizzy Bear app, Bizzy Bear at the Building Site, will be released in January 2012.
Compatible with all iPads. For iPhone and iPod touch, requires minimum iPhone 3GS or 3rd generation iPod touch running iOS 3.1.3 or higher.
Availability and Pricing:
Bizzy Bear on the Farm 1.0 is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store: for $3.99 (2.49 in the UK).
Nosy Crow is a London-based children’s book and app publisher founded in 2010 by veterans of the children’s publishing industry. In 2011, Nosy Crow published 26 books for children and young adults, as well as 3 interactive book apps for children. In the U.S. and Canada, the Nosy Crow imprint is published under the umbrella of Candlewick Press. In Australia and New Zealand, Nosy Crow partners with Allen and Unwin. Copyright (C) 2011 Nosy Crow . All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.