London, United Kingdom – Independent publisher Nosy Crow is pleased to announce that its Bizzy Bear Builds a House app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. This interactive picture book app, recommended for children ages 2 to 4, is the second in a series of apps based on Nosy Crow’s popular Bizzy Bear board book series illustrated by Benji Davies.

Children can help Bizzy Bear build a house from beginning to end using a variety of vehicles including diggers, concrete mixers, dumper trucks and cranes. Using the touchscreen, they can also join in by sawing, hammering, digging and painting on the construction site.

The app features lively child voice-narration, original animation, signature Bizzy Bear music by BAFTA-winning composer Robin Beanland, word-tracking for highlighted read-along text, and interactive surprises in every scene.

“Bizzy Bear Builds a House, is a natural follow-up to our successful and highly acclaimed app, Bizzy Bear: On the Farm,” says Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow. “This time, we’ve focused on movement and machines, inviting children to interact with the exciting grown-up world of the building site. In this app, as in all of our apps, we’re encouraging children to link having fun with stories, and to link stories with text.”

Bizzy Bear Builds a House is based on the Bizzy Bear book series published by Nosy Crow in the U.K. and by Candlewick Press in the U.S. The books include Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm; Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play!; Bizzy Bear: Off We Go!; and Bizzy Bear: Let’s Get to Work.

The first app in the series, Bizzy Bear on the Farm, was released in December 2011. It received the Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review and was shortlisted for the inaugural Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later
* 67.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Bizzy Bear Builds a House 1.0 is $3.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.

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Nosy Crow is a London-based children’s book and app publisher founded in 2010 by veterans of the children’s publishing industry working who brought on board experienced electronic games developers. It published 23 books/ebooks and three apps in 2011, and will publish 36 books/ebooks and nine apps in 2012. It was named Children’s Publisher of the Year at the 2012 Independent Publishing Awards. In the U.S. and Canada, the Nosy Crow imprint is published under the umbrella of Candlewick Press. In Australia and New Zealand, Nosy Crow partners with Allen and Unwin. Nosy Crow believes in encouraging children to read for pleasure, whatever reading material and whatever reading experience they choose. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Nosy Crow. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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