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The Very Hungry Bear

March 27, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A very hungry bear has a lovely sequel in store for young readers!

This delightful storybook app is a sequel to Nick Bland's 2008 print title, The Very Cranky Bear, about a zebra, moose, lion and sheep who just want to find a nice, dry place to play cards on a rainy day. In this book, each animal once again tries to placate the angry (and hungry) bear in hopes of sharing his cave.

In the end, it is the humble sheep who has the most brilliant idea. The others try to ingratiate themselves into the bear's good graces but Sheep is generous in a way that gives of himself. Light interactivity and perfectly timed animated elements create a wonderful storytelling experience in digital.

Highly recommended!

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The Very Hungry Bear

March 27, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Nick Bland

We Are Wheelbarrow PTY LTD

Length (time):
6 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
16 Pages


Story Synopsis - The Very Hungry Bear

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Bear returns in Australian author Nick Bland's latest title, "The Very Hungry Bear". He's not so cranky any more - but this time his tummy is growling! Go on an adventure with Bear as he tries to catch fish for dinner, and ends up finding new friends! Read aloud and record your own audio, or choose to have the book read to you by Australian actor, Angus Sampson.

If you liked 'The Very Cranky Bear' app, you are going to adore 'The Very Hungry Bear'!

- Collect fish hidden throughout the book to unlock a SPECIAL SECRET interactive!!
- 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!


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, Instructions, Dress Bear (game), About, Links to: Web

App Release Date:


Size: 90.06 MB

Version: 1.3

Lite Version Available: No



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