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Last Updated: July 18th, 2011

We cover a variety of apps here at Android Police: productivity, games, root, and even wtf every once in a while - but this one is a bit different. This one is for the children, and it's so well done that we couldn't resist throwing it out there for all of the parents.

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The Tale Of Peter Rabbit is an interactive pop-out book that does more than just read to you. It creates an absolutely gorgeous environment inside its digital pages, with little additions here and there that really bring the entire experience together - like being able to drag items out of the images, pull them to the foreground, and move them around. It also offers digital actions that recreate the single-most-loved thing about pop-out books: controlling the characters and environments. Just like a real pop-out, you can use tabs and wheels to interact with the story being told.

Enough of my chatter, though, watch this video and see it in action.

The book will only set you back a mere $2.07 in the Android Market, so go grab it for your kiddos.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I wish I was growing up now instead of 20 years ago. The interactivity in things like this book would have blown my mind.

  • ChrisLH

    This is badass. Hopefully with Honeycomb and beyond we start to more and more kids apps like this for tablets that will challenge the apps available on the iPad2. I love the interactivity with this.
    I think the lack of lots of high quality apps is the biggest reason why the iPad is dominating right now. That will change over time, and I think you'll see Android tablets begin to make some headway and eventually take the lead in sales, which will further increase the demand for quality apps like this.
    As an Android enthusiast and developer, I've been holding out for an Android tab, but with two small kids, the iPad is the better option right now because of the apps available. Apps like this will start to change that!

  • Leon Chong

    I can't find this item in the Android Market. I'm in Malaysia but even after changing the gsm operator to T-Mobile using MarketEnabler I still can't find this app. I bought it all the same just in case it pops up in the market later on.

  • Slade

    I purchased this myself, based on this review. I have to say the application / book is a pleasure to sit through and read along with.

    The imagery is classic Beatrix Potter and faithfully represents the paper based books that have been around for generations. The 'popup' parts, whilst have no tactile feel are fun to play around with and certainly bring back childhood memories.

    The audio is first class, and whilst I'm Australian and the book is read by an American or Canadian (it's hard to tell), there are no issues with pronunciation that would be cause for concern. It's even possible to tap on each word to hear it read out individually, greatly helping children learn to read.

    Personally I can't want to show this to my 3yr old daughter, I have no doubt she's going to love it. For less than $2 (introductory price), I love it !

  • Dave

    Nice. Bought it on this review. My son will love it i'm sure.

  • RandyB

    Love this too. I just wish the app didn't title as "Pop out! Peter". I really don't want to explain why I'm giggling everytime I open the app. I know it's immature, but I just can't stop myself.