The Very Itchy Bear is a cute, universal interactive storybook about an unlikely friendship between a bear and a flea. This book, part of a series of Bear storybooks written by Nick Bland and now adapted for iPad, includes very nice narration and fun sound effects.
This is the story of Bear, at first tormented by a biting flea, but later saving this flea’s life when almost eaten by a bird, and concludes with these creatures becoming friends.
I really enjoy the look of this book. The bear and flea are charming, as is the ability to tap to see the bear move about, sometimes scratching his flea bites. Although not a perfect scale in comparison to a full-size bear, I enjoy how the flea appears to be a speck next to the bear. Do tap to see a more close-up view of this insect.
A great use of a musical score really brings life to this cute rhyming story as does the excellent narration by Australian actor, Angus Sampson, bringing great enthusiasm that works wonderfully well alongside this easily excited bear’s facial expressions. Reading this book to oneself is also an option.
I equally enjoy the scenes when, after some silly slapstick humor, Bear and flea float out to sea, with the delightful blue rolling waves and sounds of the sea adding to the overall richness of this story.
I also like the simple message of helping one in need, as Bear saves the flea who had been biting so badly – a nice moment and message about helping others which children will enjoy.
A seek-and-find activity is also included, as five flowers have been hidden among these pages. Do look for them to unlock a chance to build and sail one’s own sail boat.
All in all, this is a delightful adaptation of a previously published title. Do check out in iTunes for the other Bear storybook apps from this series if interested.
The Very Itchy Bear
Developer: We Are Wheelbarrow PTY LTD
Released: 2012-09-03 00:00:00
Description from the Developer"My 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter love this book/puzzle/game. It keeps them entertained for ages. They love finding the different flowers throughout the story tapping on the flea to make it move. It's a very cute and funny book. Love the boat thing at the end!" - Nella and CK
"Spotless production, lovely story, wonderful illustrations and music, interaction at the perfect level. I’m lacking more adjectives, so just go ahead and get it!" Michel from Apps4kids
"These are the most fabulous books! We own The Very Cranky Bear and this one (The Very Itchy Bear)... They are witty and clever and just plain fun. My daughters love them and have them memorized!" Tracey F
"It is very engaging and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and be amazed at the cute animation that appears!". Reviewed by "I'm a full-time Mummy"
Bear is back again and - uh oh! He's STILL cranky!
In the third book of the beloved Bear series, Flea tries to say "Hello" by biting Bear high and low...
'Itchy Bear' is another fun & humorous book for young readers by authour/illustrator Nick Bland. This is the third app Bear stars in - Nick's books 'The Very Cranky Bear' & 'The Very Hungry Bear' have already been adapted to popular apps for the ipad,iphone and ipod touch! Even so, Bear hasn't let stardom go to his head - he is just as lovably gruff as ever. A character that is truly bought alive by voice acting from the equally loveable Australian actor, Angus Sampson.
- Collect native australian flowers throughout the book to unlock a SPECIAL SECRET interactive!!
- Zoom in and out to take a closer look at Flea!
- Beautiful illustrations and adorable animal characters
- Fun animations and sounds to find on every page
- Choose to record your own audio, or be read to!
- This app has been tested extensively. If you experience problems please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org We'd love to help you out. Please also mention your device version and iOS version.