12 Huia Birds from publisher Yoozoo Books is an educational, interactive book app which brings the true story of New Zealand’s beautiful lost Huia bird back to life for a modern audience. Through tapping and dragging, little ones can move things along by themselves with narration in English and Maori. The insightful book app is filled with animation, music and plenty to interact with and discover.
12 Huia Birds is available for the iPhone and iPad and is perfect for kids between the ages of 6 and 8. This beautiful app isn’t just for the little ones. Its an app for anyone who loves nature and is concerned about the destruction of it.; the story a reminder that we should protect our environment and fight for the survival of all species. You can also take a look at all the effort that went into the production of the app.
Here’s the elaborate App Store description
Twelve huia birds greet a new day,
in songs that sweetly spread the word.
With orange cheeks and funny-shaped beaks,
they are a beautiful sight to be heard.
Do you know the story of the majestic vanished huia bird? The largest of the New Zealand forest birds, the huia were very special and their loss is one of the great tragedies of New Zealand conservation history. The story of this sacred bird with the curved beak and white-tipped tail feathers is one we can all learn from as we look to care for our environment today and in the years to come.
Learn more about this special bird through the discovery of interactive elements on each page of the richly illustrated story. Through tapping and dragging, you can move the story along by yourself and see what happens with the arrival of strange creatures to the huia’s land of forest green.
“12 Huia Birds” is filled with animation, music and sound on every page to bring the magical huia back to life. As told by George Henare, the story can be read in English or te reo M?ori. Or select the option to read the story for yourself.
• Uncover stuff to tap and swipe on every page
• Fantastic illustrations, fully animated
• Music and sound
• Story told by distinguished actor, George Henare
• Narration options: English and te reo M?ori
• Turn on/off narration, text and audio
DISCOVER SECTION HIGHLIGHTS
• Interact with a 360 turn around of 2 real huia birds
• Recreated sound of the huia bird
• 3 types of of memory games
• Field guide to learn more about the huia
• 12 Ways you can help wild birds
• No in-app purchases.
• Parental controls
• No location data collected.
12 Huia Birds was made with the assistance of NZOnAir.
12 Huia Birds is free to download and enjoy.