Folk and Fairy Tales:
“Snow Queen” by Timecode (ages 6+)
This interactive picture book (with over 300 interactive illustrated objects) also includes an option to have the book read aloud by Johanna Parker — with each sentence highlighted in time to the narration to help increase sight literacy.
“Grimm’s Puss in Boots” by StoryToys Entertainment Limited (ages 4+)
A 3D version of the classic “Puss in Boots” folk tale, this version allows readers/players to complete a number of plot-related tasks (like a balancing task or an obstacle course). Text and voice over is available in four languages — English, French, German, and Spanish.
“Toca Tailor Fairy Tales,” by Toca Boca AB
Players get two cartoon ‘models’ — and dozens of fabrics and notions (including 18 fairy tale themed accessories) — to dress and photograph with choice of backdrop.
“Cartoonitos and the Beanstalk,” by Turner Broadcasting System
This “Jack and the Beanstalk”-themed app includes 15 different ‘mini’ games (presented as nodes on a growing beanstalk) that take the player through the tale’s narrative (for example, playing a harp to lull the giant to sleep).