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The Day I Became A Pirate - An Interactive Book App for Kids

July 1, 2014

By: Melissa Northway


Enjoy me hearties! Just love me pirates!

By now most of you know I have a thing for pirates! So when I saw this fun app in the App Store a few months back I immediately welcomed our newest mate to the high seas. Cary Snowden wrote The Day I Became A Pirate after a long walk along the shores in Hawaii with his children. Zach Clough does a wonderful job with the illustrations and I just love the way the pirates talk in the app. Very fun! It reached the Top 10 Paid Apps in iTunes and was chosen as a 2012 Award Finalist by Dan Poynter Global eBooks. This will surely be a popular addition for the pirate-loving kid! Here is an excerpt from their website:

The Day I Became A Pirate – An Interactive Pirate Book App for Kids is an interactive adventure book app about a boy who encounters a band of pirates, and they need his help to save a crew member.

He bravely assists as things get gooey and downright fright’nin before he saves the day and gets an unexpected surprise.

You can read more about this fun app, why Cary decided to develop the app on TaleSpring, pirate jokes and more at: http://thedayibecameapirate.com


This app has been thoroughly evaluated by our staff. Please click on the 'star ratings' tab above, to see how it fared in all nine of our rating categories. See synopsis tab for more details about the storyline.

This review was originally published on July 13, 2012. MelissaNorthway.com was founded by Melissa Northway, an author who created her first book app, Penelope the Purple Pirate, in 2011.

Melissa's site provides app and book reviews as well as featuring individuals, companies and products in the tech & book industry. She is not only a children's picture book author, but she's also a mom and was voted as a 2013 Circle of Moms' Top 25 Tech Moms. She also provides reviews on her fabulous lifestyle website www.dandelionmoms.com.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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The Day I Became A Pirate - An Interactive Book App for Kids

July 1, 2014

By: Carisa Kluver

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Cary Snowden/Zach Clough

No Ink, Inc.

Length (time):
6 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 9

English •

Length (pages):
24 Pages


Story Synopsis - The Day I Became A Pirate - An Interactive Book App for Kids

The Day I Became A Pirate is an adventure story about a boy who is walking along the beach one day when he encounters a band of pirates. He is nervous at first, but his bravery prevails as he helps the great pirate Captain Black solve a problem with one of his pirate crew who has fallen ill. The boy comes up with a daring plan and some rather unexpected things happen that may just change his life forever...


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, Meet the Crew, Treasure Clues, Instructions, Pageguide, Links to: Web (no parental gate)

App Release Date:


Size: 48.41 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No



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