• Rules of Summer
  • The Wrong Book
  • Cranky Bear
  • Hungry Bear
  • Itchy Bear

Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan

Ranked No.1 paid book in the Australian App store!

"10/10.. Simply a Masterpiece" - The Bizri, Professional Mobile Application Reviews.

About the Rules of Summer

Shaun Tan, Academy Award winning Director and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award recipient, is an artist who defies category. The new App Wheelbarrow is co-releasing with his latest book Rules of Summer is likewise - you have to experience it to believe it!

It was created to give the user an interactive, immersive experience - allowing the Rules to be traversed and explored in detail. Shaun’s beautiful oil paintings, captured on a 200 mega-pixel Hasselblad digital camera exclusively for the app, entice you to explore, to pan pinch and peer, into a world of detail one could only otherwise experience in a gallery setting.

Shaun’s muted humor and charismatic characters are perfectly met by noted composer Sxip Shirey, who has created a sublime otherworldly score, drawing the reader deeper still into a surreal landscape. The App also has exclusive features. Read the entire book to unlock Tan’s concept art and explore further to unlock another special treat!


  • Shaun’s oil paintings captured for the App in high resolution.
  • Score by renowned New York composer Sxip Shirey.
  • Unlock exclusive access to Tan’s original sketches.
  • Explore further to unlock another hidden secret!
  • Available in 11 Languages.

  • Australia from October 24th, 2013
  • The Netherlands from November 6th, 2013
  • U.K. from November 7th, 2013
  • Sweden from 21st November, 2013
  • United Arab Emirates from 21st December, 2013
  • USA from 30th April 2014
  • Germany from 28th May 2014

The Wrong Book

Nick Bland

Winner of Gold Parent's Choice Award 2013- mobile apps for ages 3-8.

Chosen book for Australia's 2013 National Simultaneous Storytime.

Number 1 in Germany in the iPad and iPhone Books category

Winner of the 2012 Qantm Create Design Awards Interactive Award!

About the Wrong Book

Yes! Join Nicholas Ickle in a fully interactive adaption of Nick Bland's outrageous book "The Wrong Book". Read by Australian comic legend Frank Woodley, journey with Nicholas as he tries to tell his story...but is interrupted by trumpeting elephants shooting peanuts, farting monsters, sneaky pirates, squeaky rats and plenty of other silly characters...that are all IN THE WRONG BOOK!


  • Farting monsters!
  • Choose to be read to, or record your own voice!
  • Tilt, tap and swipe to discover fun animations & sounds.
  • Collect interactive items from the story.
  • Retina display ready.


Cranky Bear

Nick Bland

Previously ranked No.1 paid book in the Australian App store!

"The Book App captures the magic of the original picture book and takes advantage of the new possibilities this medium creates. Excited by these interactive possibilities Nick Bland has embraced it with both hands" My Book Corner

App of week 2012!


About Cranky Bear

Nick Bland's award winning and much loved children's book, 'The Very Cranky Bear', is now an animated, interactive app!

Narrated by well-loved Australian actor Angus Sampson with an original music score by Helen Croome. Join Moose, Zebra, Lion and Sheep as they try to hide from the rain in a cave, but accidentally disturb a very cranky bear...


  • You narrate! Record and play back your own voice!
  • Tilting the device on special pages adds animation.
  • Find 5 hidden cards to unlock a secret surprise!
  • iPad retina display ready.


Hungry Bear

Nick Bland

“It really is a gorgeous app. I haven't seen anything out there that's this intuitive, beautiful and funny for kids (and adults who don't want to grow up) on the iPad." Mogeneration

"My class loves this book! They love the interactivity and the narrator's voice- I recommend this app for the home or primary school classroom. Thanks :)” TheiTeachHub


About Hungry Bear

Bear returns in Australian author Nick Bland's latest title, "The Very Hungry Bear". He's not so cranky any more - but this time his tummy is growling!

Go on an adventure with Bear as he tries to catch fish for dinner, and ends up finding new friends! Read aloud and record your own audio, or choose to have the book read to you by Australian actor, Angus Sampson.


  • Collect fish to unlock a SPECIAL SECRET interactive!!
  • Beautiful illustrations and adorable characters.
  • Fun animations and sounds to find on every page.
  • Choose to record your own audio, or be read to!


Itchy Bear

Nick Bland

"Spotless production, lovely story, wonderful illustrations and music, interaction at the perfect level. I’m lacking more adjectives, so just go ahead and get it!" Apps4kids

"These are the most fabulous books! They are witty and clever and just plain fun. My daughters love them and have them memorized!" Tracey F


About Itchy Bear

Bear is back again and - uh oh! He's STILL cranky!
In the third book of the beloved Bear series, Flea tries to say "Hello" by biting Bear high and low...

'Itchy Bear' is another fun & humorous book for young readers by author/illustrator Nick Bland. This is the third app Bear stars in - Nick's books 'The Very Cranky Bear' & 'The Very Hungry Bear' have already been adapted to popular apps for the ipad,iphone and ipod touch! Even so, Bear hasn't let stardom go to his head - he is just as lovably gruff as ever. A character that is truly bought alive by voice acting from the equally loveable Australian actor, Angus Sampson.


  • Collect items to unlock SECRET interactive!!
  • Zoom in and out to take a closer look at Flea!
  • Beautiful illustrations and adorable characters.
  • Animation and sound to explore on every page.
  • Choose to record your own audio, or be read to!