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Grandma's Great Gourd

Discover an adventurous storybook app that brings alive a trickster tale from South Asia

Discover an adventurous storybook app that brings alive a trickster tale from South Asia

Grandma's Great Gourd

by Literary Safari Inc.
Grandma's Great Gourd
Grandma's Great Gourd

What is it about?

Discover an adventurous storybook app that brings alive a trickster tale from South Asia. Starring: One spunky Grandma who hides herself in a giant gourd to escape from some very hungry animals, deep in the forests of Bengal!

App Details

Version
1.0
Rating
(9)
Size
224Mb
Genre
Books Education
Last updated
October 25, 2016
Release date
October 25, 2016
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App Store Description

Discover an adventurous storybook app that brings alive a trickster tale from South Asia. Starring: One spunky Grandma who hides herself in a giant gourd to escape from some very hungry animals, deep in the forests of Bengal!

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You will get 4 rich experiences in your one-time download:

READ: An animated, interactive adventure story rich in gameplay, based on a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 children's picture book "Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale," retold by best-selling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and richly illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters. Story mode features interactive gardening and gourd rolling mini-games.

ROLL: Play a rollicking, STEM-based mini-game inspired by the story as you roll Grandma through the forest & unlock powerful gourds of different shapes and sizes! Created with input from science educators.

RECORD: Story and Sound Effects Studios where you can create custom narrations & play with literary elements such as alliteration and onomatopoeia. Your child will love hearing his/her voice in the story and game. Parents, teachers, and grandparents can also use this feature to translate and record the story in another language; a great tool for bilingual homes and classrooms!

EXPLORE: Take a virtual field trip to South Asia to get a taste of its food, art, music, language, and clothing with our maps and In-App videos!
- Language: How do you say Grandma around the world?
- Dress: Learn to put on a sari!
- Animals: Meet the wildlife of the Sundarbans Forest
- Art: Discover Alpona, a traditional art form
- Food: Make "Puffed Rice Stars" with Chef Rama Ginde and her little helper!

PLUS: An original music score and voiceover by award-winning composer and voice artist Kamala Sankaram, recognized as "one of "10 cutting edge artists that have captured the imagination" (WQXR) and “strikingly original” (The New York Times).

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App Features:
- Read by Myself and Auto Read for Me modes
- Text highlighting
- Interactive Gardening mini-game
- Physics-inspired mini-game, created with input of science educators
- Recording Studio great for language localization for classrooms or bilingual homes
- Free curriculum connections guide for educators and parents
- No In-App Purchases; one time download
- All text in Castledown, a dyslexic-friendly font recognized by Wired magazine as a “font designed to help kids learn to read and write”
- Great for traveling: No Internet connection needed to run app or play In-App videos

Recommended Ages: 3-8
Categories: Book, Classics, Folklore, Reading, Literature, Picture Books, Kirkus Award Winner

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Website: www.grandmasgourd.com
E-mail us at [email protected]

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

Grandma's Great Gourd is a production of Literary Safari, creators of award-winning storybook & literacy apps Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale ("Fast-paced fun that will keep children coming back for more"—School Library Journal) and HangArt ("Rich in bite-size bits of interactions ... promotes cooperative play"—The New York Times).

Literary Safari is a proud member of the interdisciplinary coalition Diversity in Apps/Children's Media Diversity Initiative which supports the creation of inclusive, equitable, and diverse children’s media. We are also a member of Know What's Inside, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeing to promote quality apps for kids and families.

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