Jack and the Beanstalk by Mindshapes
This app/Ebook (available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) won our testers over with its unique ability to engage their children while helping them develop a range of skills including fine motor skills, language and basic physics. The interactivity of the experience is remarkable using the age old story with a decidedly modern twist. The illustrations are magnificent, the use of humor is perfect and the option to either have the book read to you or to read it on your own is great. Tapping on the characters always elicits new phrases or noises or, on the first page, you can tap to magically put the dishes in the dishwasher and the laundry in the washing machine. Ah, if only Steve Jobs had invented that!