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January 26, 2012

Big Little Brother iPad App Free Tuesday January 31

Filed under: Kevin Kling — Alison Aten @ 4:11 pm

phpgfJyaSBig Little Brother was ranked one of the  Best Kids’ Book Apps of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. But don’t take our word for it: for a limited time, you can download it to your iPad for free and judge for yourself!

The Big Little Brother iPad app by NPR commentator Kevin Kling and illustrated by Chris Monroe will be available for free Tuesday January 31.

Big Little Brother is a charming interactive storybook app for kids ages 3-7–with text and audio by Kevin Kling and illustrations by Chris Monroe–that traces a familiar arc from sibling rivalry to brotherly love.

Praise for the app:

“At last, an iPad storybook so good it doesn’t need additional narrative options or games or technological wizardry to distract from its flaws. Because there are none.” Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

“Big Little Brother is a delight . . . The interactivity in the e-storybook is deliciously understated.” Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press Consumer-Tech Writer

“Every animation and interactive element doesn’t just enhance the app but also enhances the story itself. Drag the little boy across the screen to see his brother follow him, watch the little brother grow to be as big as his older sibling and even laugh as the little brother’s clenched fists release a trail of donut crumbs.” Digital Storytime

Praise for the print book:

“An exceptionally funny and bittersweet book that any reader, young or old, who has been an older sibling will warm to.” New York Times

Everything you ever wanted to know about the book or app, as well as a preview of the app.

Readers are encouraged to share their experience by reviewing the app in the app store.

On February 1 the app will be available at the bargain price of $4.99!

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