Grandma's Great Gourd

Grandma's Great Gourd 1.0 for iphone

Sponsored links
Description :

HOLIDAY SALE! A storybook app rich in play opportunities for the whole family, featured on: Common Sense Media's "Best Book Apps for Kids" list. Winner Tech with Kids "Best Pick App" award; a Teachers with Apps "Badge of Excellence"; a Children's Technology Review's "New & Noteworthy App.

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 vibrantly illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters. Story mode features interactive gardening and gourd rolling mini-games, as well as text-highlighting and auto-play mode.

ROLL: Play a rollicking, physics-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 STEM 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).

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

Please SHARE YOUR REVIEW of Grandma's Great Gourd below. We want to hear what you think!



Follow us on Twitter: @LitSafariApps
Like us on Facebook:
E-mail us at


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.

Subscribe to our mailing list at for news about new apps and updates!

Download Grandma's Great Gourd - Version: 1.0

Grandma's Great Gourd

Sponsored links

You May Also Like

Complete Edgar Allan Poe 10.0

Haunting, Sensual, Soul-Stirring...Poe... The ONLY Poe App You Will Ever Need... "Deep into that

Free Size: 10M

Merriam-Webster Dictionary 4.1

Get America’s most useful and respected dictionary, optimized for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple

Free Size: 156M

Dictionary and Thesaurus Pro - Offline & Ad-Free 6.1.1

Dictionary by Farlex is a comprehensive dictionary with interesting features.

Free Size: 14M

Quran Majeed Free-Muslim Islam Prayer Times-القرآن 5.9

Most authentic Quran app since 2010. Recognized by more than 3 million Muslim users around the

Free Size: 166M

CLZ Books - Book Collection Database 4.5.8

Easily catalog your book collection. Just scan ISBN barcodes with your camera. Note: This free

Free Size: 38M

Bookmobile Audiobook and Podcast Player 7.7.5

Simply Better. Easier-to-use, clean design, full control, and audio from more sources. Bookmobile

Free Size: 67M

Spartan Stats HD 4.2

View Halo 4 stats for any player. Battle reports for each game as well as overall stats. Stats and

Free Size: 1M

CCNA Security (210-260) IINS Exam Prep 2.0

A Free exam is included for the demonstration, complete application can be unlocked using In App

Free Size: 5M

iHandy Translator 1.4.1

Translate any sentence or phrase into any destination language, and enjoy a full set of useful

Free Size: 52M

Is the Witch in Love? 4.0.2

“Is the Witch in Love?” is a subtle blend of story, games and cartoons. Discover --- or

Free Size: 225M