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Peppa Pig Me Books App

Review by Miranda West, Children's Editor

iPhone app   iPad app   iPod Touch app   

Production credits: Me Books : Ladybird Books

Launch date: 16 February 2012

Peppa Me Books

Me Books

Since we last featured Me Books they’ve only gone and been nominated for a Guardian Digital Innovation Award for their Ladybird Classic Me Books App (one of our favourites from last year). Already a winner at the Lovie Awards, it was also named ‘Best Entertainment App of the Year’ by Apps Magazine.

Now, in collaboration with the Ladybird imprint of Penguin, they have produced the first digital version of Peppa Pig for the iPad. This hugely-popular children’s brand is televised in 180 territories and has achieved book sales of over 3 million.

Designed to ‘enhance the traditional picture book reading experience’, the Me Books technology is simple and intuitive. And in the case of this Peppa Pig app, children will have no problem switching between the book, cartoon and app, making this a natural extension of the brand.

Ten titles have now been released digitally. Fun at the Fair comes with the app and others can be made as in-app purchases. All 10 titles have been in print for some time so chances are you’ll already own a copy (assuming you have a child under-5 or simply a fondness for talking pigs – it worked for Charlotte’s Web author E.B.White). So will parents be persuaded to buy a duplicate, albeit digital version of the book? It is interesting that for the digital launch of such an established brand the next book in the series wasn’t offered as a ‘digital first’ to really incentivise people to give the app a go.

And people should be encouraged to buy this. The colour and humour of the books are beautifully captured and transferred to iOS devices. Children can listen to Peppa Pig narrator John Sparkes read the story, but the fun really begins when you record your own version complete with Mummy and Daddy Pig snorts. This is the technology that has made Me Books an award-winning app. As children and adults create their own versions of the adorable Peppa Pig tales, they make these digital books their own.

Beautifully-produced and simple to use, Peppa Pig for the iPad will get your little piggy snorting with delight as they read, listen, play and interact with one of the best-loved children’s characters around today.

£1.99 includes ‘Peppa Pig: Fun at the Fair’. Additional titles £1.99

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One Response to “Peppa Pig Me Books App”

  1. kerrie Says:

    December 20th, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Hi their I brought the Peppa pig Me books app and brought 7 other books as well. But when were finished with the app and then go to use it again all the books are no longer their and we have trouble trying to down load them again. Which we have to do every time we open the app. Thank you Kerrie

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