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The Simply Small book apps are here, and they’re completely adorable! Each app tells a different story from the immensely popular, award-winning board book series by Paola Opal. Saffy will captivate children ages one to four (and their parents too!) with its bright colors, bold graphics, interactive animations, and charming tale.

Saffy is a baby giraffe too short to reach even the lowest branches of the tree. Mommy offers to pick her a leaf to eat, but Saffy wants to get her own. Will she find a way?

If you or your little one can’t get enough of Saffy, look for the other Simply Small app, Saffy Looks For Rain, available in the AppStore!

•Simple to use, and visually captivating!
•Designed with toddlers and young children in mind.
•Fun, cute animations on every page help emphasize the plot.
•Children can choose to get read the story by the app, read silently, or record themselves reading it aloud!
•Two additional games help your child’s fun with Saffy continue long after the story is over!

•“Read” automatically reads the story to you.
•“I Can Read” allows you to read the story to yourself
•“I Can Draw” is an in-app colouring book using pages from the story.
•“Game” is a simple puzzle game where children can piece together a page from the story.

Winner of Top 10 Great Books for Children Award, 2010, Canadian Toy Testing Council!

Years Best 2008 Children’s Book, Resource Links

“The repetitive text and simple storyline in these board books are perfect for babies. Each of the characters struggles with issues that young children can relate to. Saffy experiences the frustration that every child feels when he or she wants to do more than they can.”
—Canadian Children’s Book News, 2010

“This well-designed board book features an elongated shape and uncluttered pages. The simple text is complemented by Opal's bright, boldly outlined illustrations of the expressive wide-eyed baby giraffe. Thick, sturdy pages will hold up to repeated readings. An excellent addition to board book collections.”
—Resource Links

“Saffy is a staple in our home. We love it so much, that I just had to do a Saffy Review! The bright colors, and fun-to-say words will engage and captivate your little munchkin. The story is simple, but teaches a very beautiful message."
—Mom Ok'd

“A worthy addition to home libraries and collections serving preschoolers.”
—Dave Jenkinson, CM Magazine

“Author and illustrator Paola Opal's blend of soft lines, bright pastels, and simple flowing texts are inviting and fun. Great for babies and toddlers."
—Brandi, Changing Hands


The Simply Small app and board book series are published by Simply Read Books. For more information:
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