‘The Nut Job’ is Our Recommended Children’s App This Week

We have a soft spot for animated stories, so our recommended app this week is from the animated film of the same name, The Nut Job.

Join Surly on an adventure of a lifetime when his independent nature gets him kicked out of the park and into the big city. He then becomes an unlikely hero when he spots Maury’s Nut Shop just in time to help the squirrels get ready for winter.


The companion app is perfect for children ages six through eight, especially for those who have seen and enjoyed the film. The app costs $1.99 and comes with a narrated storybook, 4 four games, and the following  fun features:

  • Experience a deluxe storybook filled with beautiful graphics and popular characters straight from the movie.
  • 4 fantastic interactive games for lots of nutty fun!
  • Tap-to-paint scenes from the movie using cool coloring features and stickers.
  • Watch the hilarious movie trailer over and over again!
  • Whack-a-Rat to collect nuts! The more the nuttier, but be sure not to whack the good guys.
  • Protect the nuts from falling into the gutter in the action-packed Squirrel Bounce.
  • Sling nuts into leveled pipes in Acorn Scramble, a lively arcade–style game.
  • Match the nuts, and fill hungry Buddy’s belly to beat the high score in Gone Nuts.

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