Adventure Book Apps | Penelope HD


Penelope has an endless and active imagination. It is nap time, but not for Penelope! Read along as her bedroom turns into a pirate ship on the high seas and enjoy her fantastic adventures. Come along and encounter pirates, friends and buried treasure!

Imagination is something we want to promote in our kids. Book apps encourage the discussion of many topics.

This app is presented to us by PicPocket Books

Nap Time turns to Adventure Time!

Discover what is on the island!

Penelope HD – Picpocket Books LLC

This app is a great addition to your kid’s toolbox for life!
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Meet The Developer!!

What was the initial inspiration for Penelope HD?

My daughter is my inspiration for all of my children’s stories!  Penelope the Purple Pirate came about over 2 1/2 years ago.  My husband was telling my daughter a bedtime story about Red Beard Pirate and his adventures looking for treasure.  The idea to create a redhead girl pirate came to me then and it took about a year to write it and edit it to my liking.  I then set about finding an illustrator and was fortunate to have a contact through my father-in-law who is good friends with my illustrator, Paul Johnson’s, wife.  Paul put together some illustrations of Penelope and I sent them off to PicPocket Books September of 2010.  I was so excited when Lynette Mattke of PicPocket Books accepted Penelope and the storybook app became available January of 2011. We are so excited that children enjoy Penelope and her adventures and thrilled that she has been downloaded over 10,000 times!  Her next adventure takes her to the Wild West and a deserted mining town looking for a purple stone.  Penelope the Purple Pardner will be available this June.

What is your favorite aspect of your app?

I love when they come across Captain Funny Bones treasure chest!  The excitement of finding treasure is a universal childhood dream I think – so this just might be my favorite part of the story.  As a former teacher, I wanted to include fun facts about the sea creatures and pirates in the story.  This sets Penelope apart from other storybook apps as this is not a feature usually found in books.  Also, I like how Penelope teaches little ones the importance of treating others with kindness and respect just by her actions and kind words.


Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?

Penelope the Purple Pirate has gone on to be a Top 25 iTunes book app, chosen as a Top 10 Educational iPad App by Digital Storytime and a Top 10 Must-Have eBook by lilsugar of  It took a lot of hard work and determination to make my dream of creating a children’s book – but there are so many options available now for writers.  Do your research and just go for it!

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