This is a fun version of the Flip Flap book, enabling the reader to read poems about pets that exist, like cats or rabbits, or creatively combine them, making up their own animal. For instance, a "cabbit" is a combination of cat and rabbit, and a "dake", of a dog and a snake. This game in itself brings attention to how words are formed and invite children to wordplay. You can choose to read it yourself or have the rhymes read to you by a lovely child reader. The words are highlighted in red when you are being read to, which supports the association between the sounds and their written form. It is a rhyming text with a wonderful use of adjectives to describe the crazy animal combinations, which supports communication and language. By creating new animals and their corresponding poems, the app may enhance children's creativity and broaden their imagination. This app is written and illustrated by the award-winning Axel Scheffler. It belongs to the series of Nosy Crow's flip flap apps which also have printed counterparts.

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Learning Area Milestones

Understanding Listening and Attention Speaking Reading

  • Listens to and enjoys rhythmic patterns such as songs and stories
  • Can repeat rhymes
  • Can guess objects if they are described
  • Understands simple adjectives i.e. ‘smooth’
  • Understands more complex humour, such as jokes
  • Can recognise and point to objects and pictures
  • Able to share with others
  • Can guess objects if they are described
  • Can continue a rhyming string
  • Increased vocabulary and forms of speech which are influenced by books

Best Features

Loads of fun

Play together

Lots to do


Make it your own


About the app

Nosy Crow

Supported Devices
Apple iPhone, Apple iPad

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