Lucy Ladybird by Sharon Chai (iPad)
Released: Aug 30, 2013
Version: 1.2
Size: 487 MB
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Lucy Ladybird

Sharon Chai
A brilliant new interactive children's story especially created for the iPad. Lucy Ladybird is filled with fun animation and hidden surprises for you and your little one to enjoy together. Learn about colours & seasons, friendship & sharing through the bright, bold illustrations.

WINNER of a 2013 Family Choice Award
Shortlisted for Futurebook Innovation Award
App of the week -
What a gorgeous interactive children’s storybook app filled with fun, surprises and educational value! – 5/5 stars -
Sharon King-Chai’s illustrations are a real delight and translate brilliantly to the iPad – bright, bold and clean, they seem to really pop off the screen. -
20 best iphone and ipad apps this week –
"Lucy Ladybird" is a great book app to explore when your children's feelings are hurt or when they feel like they don't belong - 4/4 stars -
Children love e-books that offer enhancement and fun and "Lucy Ladybird" does not disappoint -
Lucy Ladybird is a wonderful story about friendship, sharing, and acceptance -

Lucy Ladybird is different. She has no spots!
How she longs to be like the other ladybirds who are spotty and beautiful!
Feeling sad and unable to fit in, her friends Fred Frog, Carla Caterpillar, Felicity Fish and Bella Bird come to the rescue. Follow Lucy as she goes on a journey through the seasons and colours, and learns a valuable lesson along the way.

A perfect way to broach the concepts of difference and acceptance, with a BIG surprise ending! With all the warmth, charm and appeal of the beloved Eric Carle. The collage illustrations will also inspire your kids to create art & craft, and open up a world of imagination. This is a debut picture book from an exciting new talent.

-Explore the pictures for a fun interactive surprise. Or for HINTS, press the Question Mark icon to help guide the way
-Original music by the talented singer-songwriter Kirsty Almeida (collaborator with Mr Scruff), including a very special ‘Lucy Ladybird’ song
-Sing-along karaoke complete with animation
-Colouring activities – a choice of 6 different illustrations
- 'Read to me' or 'Read by myself' options, accompanied with satisfying sound effects to bring the story to life
-A fun integrated game- which ladybird is the spider sitting under? When you find him, you'll hear laughter as he then scurries to hide under another ladybird
- -Surprises to discover in every season- from rustling autumnal leaves, and popping snowflakes in winter, to growing flowers in Spring, there’s much fun to be discovered.

Visit for lots of free fun, including games, wallpapers & colouring sheets, or to download the Lucy Ladybird song.

To see the stop frame motion paper animation trailer by award-winning animators Line Andersen & Mikkel Hansen (from AndersenM studio), visit :

Designed for children aged 2 and up.

Sharon King-Chai is from Sydney, Australia. After moving to London, she designed album covers for a wide range of musicians from David Bowie and Blur to Crowded House. But she loves children’s books so much that she now designs and art directs at Macmillan’s Children’s Books, as well as writing and illustrating her own stories. Visit Sharon’s design website, and check out Lucy’s very own website at

Iain Clark is from Scotland. He graduated with a degree in Software Engineering from University of Glasgow and has since then pursued a career as a software developer. He recently started developing for iOS and this is his first release on that platform.

For any feedback, technical issues, or just to get in touch, please email

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What's new in version 1.2
Added new Sing Along feature so you can hear the words while singing along to your favourite Lucy song!
Added new fill feature to the colouring in
Added 2 new brush sizes to the colouring in
Fixed issue with rotating on iPad Air
Our verdict: Good
  • + Lucy Ladybird is a highly rated app (5-star).
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