The Little iPad App That Could

This week Penguin Young Readers Group and Smashing Ideas teamed up to produce an interactive app version of The Little Engine That Could.

Children can now read the famous story on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The book will feature the classic artwork, sound effects and interactive objects, including different reading modes.

Here’s more about the book: “Penguin’s classic version of The Little Engine That Could, published since 1930, has sold more than 10 million copies in the English language. In it, a train of toys is stranded when its engine stalls. The train desperately needs another engine to take it over the mountain so that all of the children there will have toys to play with and good food to eat. But none of the big, important engines will help them. Luckily, the Little Blue Engine comes along. She is small, but she has confidence that she can do it—and she does.”