Winnie the Pooh hits Android

Disney Publishing has released its first Android application, "Winnie the Pooh: What's a Bear to Do?".  It's an interactive children's book, starring one of the most loved characters of our childhood, that's sure to be a hit with any pint-sized Android lovers you have scurrying underfoot around the house.  It's more than just an eBook, though.  Features of the app include:

  • Read in any of 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, or Japanese!
  • Professional narration, sound effects, and Winnie the Pooh background music
  • Readers can record their voice or their child’s reading the story
  • Three reading modes to suit any reader’s mood: Read to Me, Use My Recording, and Auto Turn pages
  • Four interactive jigsaw puzzles
  • Tap ‘n’ Play surprises throughout the story – several new animated sequences added for Android
  • Pooh’s Cupboard matching game ties in to the story and reinforces color recognition
  • Visual Index allows readers to jump to their favorite page or puzzle

Disney's published a video (after the break) and I have to say, this looks very nicely done.  It's a name your child is sure to know and love, and time spent with a book (even of the application variety) certainly beats time spent in front of the television.  You can grab it from the Android Market (devices running 2.0 and higher) for $2.99.  The link as well as that video, is after the break.


Youtube link for mobile viewing

There are 6 comments

May have to check it out on my XOOM. Would rather have something like this from SI though or Car and Driver

Telperion says:

This showed up on my SD card without permission, but just the image up above and a few files. I noticed it last night, it was bizarre.

I had the same thing happen. It's not the first time. I think it's coming from 'Words with Friends'

1966cah says:

Funny, but the title in German translates entirely differently. In German it's "The Great Honey Search."

mickmel says:

Fun book. I expected my girls (ages 5 and 8) would find it a bit hokey, but they loved it!

Good game app for the children to have funny while playing.....! Android became a Amazing platform!