Georgie and the Birthday Girl is an adorable, interactive digital storybook by Colin Treanor with developer bammbosh. Featuring a magic dog kennel and a puppy named Georgie, this book will enchant young listeners and pre-K readers with its cute cartoon characters. The story has unique interactivity that lets the child drive the narrative, alongside light animation. It is also narrated with highlighting of a delightfully crisp British accent (including British spelling in the text).
The storyline is simple but well tailored for this young audience. Georgie's friends plan a special treat for Pebbles, a cute panda. With a little ingenuity, they make their plans a success despite meddling by an evil crow. This sweet animal tale is a perfect bedtime or anytime read for young children. To enjoy without narration, simply tap the text box for "read myself" mode. Other settings are thoughtful, right down to cute pawprint page turn arrows at the bottom of each screen. Overall this is an adorable little app with a gentle, inspirational message and lots of kid-appeal!
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8 - 10 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 3 - 5 +
English • French • Spanish •German •Italian •
It’s Party time! Meet new friends, sing a song, go to a party and pop some balloons!
An interactive, musical adventure with Georgie the Dog. Help Georgie overcome nasty Chaos the Crow’s mischievousness by singing along to Pebbles’ birthday song!
Main Story Features:
• Interact with Georgie and all his friends
• Watch Pebbles skip with glee
• Interact with and play the characters’ instruments
• Watch and listen to Cleo play guitar
• Watch and listen to Roxy play the drums
• Watch and listen to Mack play the recorder
• Watch and listen to Penny play the tambourine
• Watch and listen to Georgie sing a song
• Watch Chaos steal all the instruments
• Throw Chaos’ tail feather around the screen
• Make Chaos appear from inside the log
• See what instruments the characters choose to make
• Give Georgie a party hat
• Watch Pebbles dance
• Play with all the party balloons
• Watch the gang perform their own birthday song
• Watch a balloon pop on Chaos’ head
• Pop all the balloons at the end of the story