Books by Loud Crow Interactive

THE LITTLE PEOPLE by Loud Crow Interactive
Released: July 17, 2014

"A cozy, humorous change of pace from previous (mildly) scary encounters. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad folk-tale app. 6-9)"
More creatures from First Nations folklore greet young Thomas and Lily on their third visit to their grandparents' cabin in the Canadian Rockies (The Story of Kalkalilh, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"Young readers—who can absorb the story in 'Autoplay' mode—won't miss anything in the new version, and older readers may come to appreciate Loud Crow's mix of old and new after repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
A faithful and enjoyable, if at times over-busy, adaptation of the 1973 television special. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF KALKALILH by Loud Crow Interactive
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Not too spooky for bedtime yet with distinct chiller-diller potential, this folk tale marries tradition and modernity with great style. (iPad folk-tale app. 6-9)"
Two children have trouble staying in bed until their Mooshum, their grandfather, tells them a Coast Salish cautionary tale featuring a "scary old woman who eats the toes of children as if they were grapes!" Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2013

"It all comes together perfectly in this top-notch take on Peanuts—an easy home run. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
An adaptation of a 1966 baseball-themed Peanuts TV special preserves Schulz's gloomy wisdom in seamlessly designed fashion. Read full book review >
IRON MAN MARK VII by Loud Crow Interactive
Released: April 11, 2012

"Straight marketing fluff that offers a gallery of highlights in place of a storyline and is just worth its price (free). (iPad movie tie-in app. 9-12)"
Punctuated by driving beats of melodramatic background music and blasts of weapons fire, Tony Stark works on successive iterations of his Iron Man armor while facing villains from his earlier solo films in this digital minicomic. Read full book review >
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Loud Crow Interactive
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"An unparalleled holiday treasure. If Santa could only deliver one app this Christmas, he'd be wise to select this one. (iPad storybook app. 3-9)"
Loaded with interactive gems and rich features, this adaptation takes the beloved 1965 television special to soaring new heights. Read full book review >
BARNYARD DANCE by Sandra Boynton
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"What at first may seem like an over-the-top adaptation of a simple board book manages to retain the small-scale charms of the original while offering many new ways to enjoy one rollicking hootenanny. (iPad board-book app. 1-5)"
Packed with silly, playful animation and perfectly fitting music and narration, this adaptation of Boynton's board book gets the tone and whimsy just right. Read full book review >
BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT by Sandra Boynton
Released: June 30, 2011

Four characters put on a winning fashion show that teaches words and colors to early readers. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 2011

Not as stunning or surprising as Loud Crow Interactive's previous Potter adaptation, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, its take on her subsequent, squirrel tale is nevertheless a clever, faithful retelling. Read full book review >
MOO, BAA, LA LA LA! by Sandra Boynton
Released: April 19, 2011

The iPad adaption of Boynton's bestselling board book surveys animals and the sounds they make. Read full book review >
THE GOING TO BED BOOK by Sandra Boynton
Released: March 7, 2011

Preserving the look of the classic board book—even to the trim size and rounded corners—this makeover folds new into old in such inventive ways that it may take more than a few passes to discover all the interactive features. Aboard a ship that rocks in response to a tilt of the tablet a set of animal passengers bounce belowdecks. First they take a bath featuring user-created bubbles, and then they brush their teeth using water so hot that the whole screen hazes up with wipe-able "steam." Pajama-clad, all then wobble—or, tweaked by a finger, rocket—back outside for a bit of exercise before bed. (Readers control this part by twirling the moon.) In the finest animation of all, every touch of the night sky in the final scene brings a twinkling star into temporary being. Along with making small movements that resemble paper-engineered popup effects, Boynton's wide eyed passengers also twitch or squeak (or both) when tapped. And though they don't seem particularly sleepy or conducive to heavy lids, an optional reading by British singer Billy J. Kramer (whose well-traveled voice also pronounces each word individually at a touch), backed by soothing piano music, supplies an effectively soporific audio. "The day is done. / They say good night, / and somebody / turns off the light." This is as beautiful as the developer's earlier PopOut! Peter Rabbit while styling itself perfectly to Boynton's whimsy. (Ipad board-book app. 1-3)Read full book review >

Startling in its mix of digital and traditional book design, Loud Crow Interactive's first iPad book app translates the text and illustrations of the Beatrix Potter classic into electronic pages that appear to live and breathe beneath readers' fingertips. Peter Rabbit's misadventure in Mr. McGregor's garden is told with the illusion of spring-loaded objects and pull-tab animation. For 55 gorgeous pages, every rabbit, flower pot and bird can be wiggled and poked as a lush piano accompaniment and optional British-accented narration plays. The surprises extend beyond the borders of the pictures; poke falling blackberries and they pop out of the image, settling, photo-realistically, at the bottom of the pages. An unobtrusive silver tab at the top of the screen can be pulled down at any time to skip to a favorite page. The happy congruence between the original book's diminutive trim size and the proportions of the landscape-oriented iPad means that Potter's illustrations appear almost as they would to readers holding the book open—a masterstroke of design. Elegant, easy to navigate and beautiful, it combines the best of print and digital. (iPad storybook app. 2 & up)Read full book review >