NZ Fauna

Discover the incredibly unique array of native and introduced animals that inhabit New Zealand’s land, sea and air. Learn all about these species through beautiful images, interesting facts, amazing videos and stunning sounds.

Young and old alike will be fascinated to see both well known and rare animals come alive at their fingertips. It’s simple and intuitive design allows you to marvel at the high quality photos or quickly access detailed information.

Whether you’re a kiwi, planning a trip to New Zealand or just curious about our local wildlife, NZ Fauna will give you the lowdown on all you need to know.

ABOUT NZ FAUNA

– Over 110 animals featured
– Includes high quality images, sound and video
– Full of fascinating fun facts
– Simple, intuitive design
– Features the voices of Ruud Kleinpaste and Nicola Vallance
– Record your own voice for animal names
– Unlock achievements to gain access to bonus material

ABOUT THE VIDEOS

NZ Fauna only shows hand picked videos from YouTube. All videos were carefully reviewed to be educational, child friendly and fascinating.

NZ Fauna needs an internet connection to play videos. A wi-fi connection is recommended. Some videos may be removed from YouTube but we try to replace them regularly.

ABOUT US

Your comments, feedback or questions about NZ Fauna are always welcome. Please contact us at facebook.com/kiwipedianz.

Kiwipedia is a not-for-profit organisation whose sole aim is to promote education through high quality, mobile apps for people of all ages.

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This app should be on all school ipads. Nicely constructed with plenty of information and excellent videos. I couldn’t get the app to record my voice for the animal names but don’t regard that as very important. Great work Kiwipedia – they deserve our support.

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Pinocchio

For little readers (and adults) who don’t want to just stand and look, but who want to play an active role in this unforgettable adventure. Thanks to the iPad’s (or iPhone) magic.

Are you familiar with the story of Pinocchio, the little puppet who talks, moves and throws tantrums just like a regular child (but who is certainly no child)?
Then you might like to help Geppetto build his puppet, bit by bit, or use your own hands to move Fire Eater’s marionettes, or even throw yourself into the joyful music of Toyland. This is what you’ll be doing when you go from one scene to the next in this app. But you’ll also have to wend your way through the dark forest full of mysterious night animals, deal with a monstrous snake, save your little puppet friend before his feet catch on fire, and figure out how to turn him into a real, live little boy…
How will you manage all this? By keeping your eyes peeled and your ear to the ground (oh, and mind where you put your feet, or fingers!). Each and every scene is full of surprises.
Features
-Interactivity–an array of different interactive elements, with touch-sensitive animation or sound effects, moving figures you can interact with, objects you can throw, drag or move by tilting your iPad/iPhone
-Animation
-Original artist’s illustrations
-Original music, with 4 themes composed especially for this app
-2D/3D engine with physical support, particle systems, shaders, flares and lots more besides, developed specifically for this app
-An absorbing story that traces the most exciting and moving events in Collodi’s classic tale
– English and Italian narration

A perfect app to support the study of toys at school this term. This classic, longer story with stunning graphics will appeal to all ages and it certainly hooked my review class of discerning six-year-olds today. This app will require children to be more actively engaged in reading and predicting as opposed to just being entertained by the interactive elements.



Who Stole The Moon?

Join Bertie on his quest to find the moon, with this charming bedtime story that will gently nurture your child’s imagination, and send them off into the magical world of dreams.
If the moon disappeared, wouldn’t you be worried too?
Help solve the mystery! Meet some amazing animal friends. Play games with them and sing together. Follow Bertie through the whole book on his quest for the moon.

~ 4 games.
~ 8 original songs, plus karaoke.

This book was written by Helen from England who has her own moon obsessed toddler. The book was illustrated by Vlad from Russia who is tall and thin and loves coffee with milk.

P.S. This book is interactive! Touch and drag things across the screen. Use headphones for best audio experience.

This is a delightful reading experience for very young children. Appeals to the grandmother in me. Beautiful graphics and one of the nocturnal animals Bertie meets on his quest to find the moon is a kiwi. The activities include the timeless game of ‘match it’.


Jack and the Beanstalk

Experience Jack and the Beanstalk like never before in this wonderfully illustrated storybook, featuring over 30 pages of interactivity which your child will enjoy. This timeless tale comes alive with audio narration, read-along text, and interactive games and features. Each page contains a hidden surprise! Come and dive into the pages of Jack and the Beanstalk and join Jack in his adventure to defeat the giant!

Buy on the App Store


Me Books

Ladybird classic books come to life with Me Books!

Ladybird Classic Me Books is an app of pure nostalgic joy, offering a treasure trove of golden childhood memories. Now, fans of classic Ladybird books will be able to share them with a new generation of children thanks to a unique picture book reader for iPad and iPhone called Me Books®.

Buy on the App Store


The Wormworld Saga

The Wormworld Saga is an online graphic novel from digital artist Daniel Lieske. The first chapter in the saga is available to read for free online and has just been released as an app for the iPad.

Discover the breathtaking fantasy world that enchanted a million readers already!

The Wormworld Saga is an episodic graphic novel designed for the iPad, from the mind of renowned digital painter Daniel Lieske.

The Wormworld Saga follows the life and adventures of Jonas Berg, who at a young age enters a parallel world through a forgotten painting in a dusty attic.

From that day on, Jonas’ fate is linked to this fantastic and mysterious place, in which he will visit indescribable wonders, experience true friendship, face insurmountable evil and discover his family legacy.

Read for free online


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The award-winning short film is now an interactive narrative experience. William Joyce’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”, blurs the line between picture books and animated film.

The Fantastic Flying Books Of Morris Lessmore iPad App Teaser from Moonbot Studios.