Jack and the beanstalk interactive book

‎Jack and the Beanstalk Interactive Storybook on the App Store


Made for iPad! And works beautifully on the iPod Touch and iPhone devices too.

The "interactive" part comes in the form of games, activities, hidden Easter eggs, and the like. Gorgeous artwork, read-along text, and a reasonable price tag...What's not to like?
-CNET Reviews

The classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" gets a terrific iPad makeover.
-CNET Reviews

I was really impressed with Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook. It takes full advantage of the iPad’s size and looks great. The addition of the hidden activities within the story make it a fun app that my son really enjoyed
-The iPhone Mom

Experience Jack and the Beanstalk like never before in this wonderfully illustrated storybook, featuring over 30 pages of interactivity which your child will enjoy. This timeless tale comes alive with audio narration, read-along text, and interactive games and features. Each page contains a hidden surprise! Come and dive into the pages of Jack and the Beanstalk and join Jack in his adventure to defeat the giant!

SPOILER WARNING - Don't read this next section if you want to discover all the great surprises in this app on your own!

All 32 pages are interactive, but here are some highlights you won't want to miss.

Page 1
Tilt the application to watch the sun move. Move the sun with your finger below the mountains and observe day turn to night. Touch the house to watch and hear the chimney puff.

Page 6
Touch the beans to play the memory matching game.

Page 13
Magically finger-paint the black -and-white page. When most of the image has been painted, stars will burst with enchanting sounds, and reveal an amazingly vivid image. When the page is in color, touch the lake to play a popup game. Shake the device to either finish the painting or to restart painting again.

Page 14
Touch Jack to get him to sing. It may take a few times. ..he's shy!

Page 29
The Giant is high on the beanstalk. Tilt the device and watch the Giant sway. The Giant will complain when you shake the device - he's afraid of heights.

Version 2.0.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed tilt bug for the sun interaction on page 1 and hen game on page 31.
Fixed screen sizing issues in the credits page and page 13 fireworks animation.

Ratings and Reviews

8 Ratings

Love this book!!

My son is 2 and we absolutely love this book! I really hope this developer makes more like this one. Not only is it a beautiful book, the music is soothing, the voice actor is great and there are so many interactive elements it keeps it fun. We laugh at the golden egg music and dance. And all this for only .99 cents 🤯 other, less interactive books are selling for $4 or $5, some more. Buy it now, you won’t regret it.

Love it!

My kids love this storybook!!

So many games and easter eggs.

Best Ipad Book We've Found

I have about 30 children's books on my ipad and this is my 5 year old daughter's favorite. Each page has lots of different interactive elements. For example, on the first screen shot above, the three mice characters can be dragged into their shape and they will sing a song. Each touch of the drain pipe produces bubbles that flow out and "pop" when pressed. Each page has lots of elements - there is even a matching game on one of the pages where it looks like a man's hand holding three beans. The number of interactive elements are huge and this is the book that my daughter always goes to, even after about 4-5 months. She also loved it when she was 4.

Another reviewer stated that she had expected more then animal noises, but there are much more than the animal noises, golden eggs play music, chicks sing, characters talk when touched and there are at least two long-ish games within elements that we have found. Amazing app - I came back to find it they have any others.

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Ayars Animation Inc

151.8 MB


Age Rating
4+, Made for Ages 6–8

© 2010 Ayars Animation Inc.


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A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jack and the Beanstalk Children's Interactive Storybook is an adaptation of the children's classic story with several interactive elements, including games, songs, and activities. The story is well illustrated, and every page is full of tappable elements that move the story along as well as some that are just fun (such as hidden golden eggs that contain a dancing chick). As in the classic tale, Jack kills the giant by chopping down the beanstalk.

Community Reviews

lovingwifeandmom Adult

August 21, 2011

age 4+

One Of The Best Apps!

This is one of the best interactive apps I've seen. My son loves finding the hidden eggs and the pop up games within the story.

This title has:

Educational value

dugaboo Adult

June 1, 2011

age 5+

Great classic story for kids... very interactive!

Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic story. This verson comes alive! I love the hidden games, songs, and beautiful illustrations. The narration is top notch too.

This title has:

Educational value

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK CHILDREN'S INTERACTIVE STORYBOOK is a blueprint for interactive children's books. Each of the app's 32 pages has entertainment elements, with dozens of hidden surprises. For instance, touch Jack enough on one page and he'll break into song. On another, touching the right onscreen picture opens a memory game. Phrases, rather than words, are highlighted as the story is narrated; users have the option to turn highlighting on and off, giving the app a wider range of potential users. The app is dense with kid-friendly features, and will make a nice virtual library addition.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: January 10, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Ayars Animation Inc.
  • Version: 1.2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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Nomination: Best Interactive Art Book for Children

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Publisher: Bloomsbury

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