Nickelby Swift, Kitten Catastrophe by VivaBook™ (Universal)
Released: Feb 15, 2011
Version: 2.5
Size: 58 MB
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Nickelby Swift, Kitten Catastrophe

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"VivaBook ... is a stellar, monumental, modern gem worthy of our attention."
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Nickelby Swift is full of engaging interactivity, funny illustrations and has a well-crafted story. Children's Book Reviews

"Around the World with Lilup is hands-down one of the prettiest apps we’ve ever seen."

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★★★★★Consistent Five Star Ratings!

★ Make Nickelby fly, jump, and move by tilting and touching the iPad.

★ Discover wonderful interactions on nearly every page.

★ Every page has silly, playful sound effects to discover.

★ Record your own voice narration and hear it play back with highlighted pop-up words.

★ Professional Voice Talent of British Actress Ruth Copland.

★ All original story and illustrations.

Nickelby Swift is a kitten with the best intentions but a flair for mischief. Follow along his adventures with his patient owner Doctor Kafruganegel.

In Nickelby Swift you can read on your own or listen to the story read to you. Touch it! Tilt it! Shake it! Each page comes alive with motion, sound effects, and playful animations.

You can even record your own readers with My Library. Your child will watch with wonder as the text bounces to life with the voice of a grandparent, parent, or even their own.

Nickelby Swift is an original story and art only on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Nickelby Swift is compatible with iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4th Generation ONLY. Not compatible with iPod Touch 3rd Generation or earlier. Not compatible with iPhone 2G or 3G.

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What's new in version 2.5
Check out our all new 3D interactive book: Jabberwocky 3D

Nickelby is MUCH more stable and much faster on older devices now.

Also Updated:

Updated hints so they can be easily closed. Just press the RED X. (You can still turn them off completely in settings too.)

Fixed the intro video so it flips to orientation.

Added some more small effects and sounds too.

Be sure to check out the TV News segment on the real Lilup and Nickelby on Youtube. Just search "Lilup News" to find it.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Nickelby Swift, Kitten Catastrophe is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • + It is currently 40% off its regular price.
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