Meet Bertie the Guinea Pig! He's joined the The Story Mouse's growing collection of favourite children's stories and fairytales. Bertie's adventures come with audio, illustrations and text to create a wonderful introduction to reading for younger children.
Bertie is a loveable little guy who has lots of adventures along with his friends Amy, Jenny and Bob the Chicken. Beautifully written, read and illustrated, Bertie is a brand new character who's only available from The Story Mouse - we love him and we think you will too!
As with all stories from the Story Mouse, Bertie's adventures are presented as virtual books.
Bertie's author Helen reads the story aloud as the text appears.
On the iPad, each page has an illustration on the left, with the text on the right. On the iPhone and iPod touch, the illustrations are displayed full screen when you hold the device vertically. Turn the device horizontally to display the text.
Also, you have the choice of "read it to me" where the voice reads the story and the pages turn automatically, or "read it myself" where the voice is turned off and the young reader can advance the story at their own pace.
The gentle and engaging voice of the reader means Bertie's adventures are perfect for bedtime or will help pass the time on a long journey. Just like the other titles from the Story Mouse, all the Bertie stories are a pure listening experience for younger children, as well as a collection of read-along books for those who are just starting to learn their ABCs.
Bertie's app comes with one free story and you can safely purchase other titles in the range using your iTunes account.
If you'd like to hear a preview of Bertie's tales, you can sample the first few pages of each book. Once you've purchased a story, it can be retrieved on all mobile devices associated with your iTunes account.