Pirates ahoy for Penguin’s Skullabones Island app

Penguin Books and its Ladybird team have been busy on the apps front lately. We were mightily impressed by their Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics app earlier this month, but now they’ve got something new: Skullabones Island: Pirates Ahoy!

Based on the Ladybird range of Skullabones Island books, the emphasis here is firmly on piratical play for 3-5 year-olds. There are three mini-games to play, all of which have been designed for pre-schoolers.

Treasure Voyage sees your child steering a pirate ship through shark-strewn seas by tilting the iPhone or iPad, while Pirate Pairs is a matching-pairs memory game. Meanwhile, Pirate Dress-Up involves dragging and dropping clothing onto a pirate character.

It looks very good fun, and you can never have enough pirates after all. Skullabones Island: Pirates Ahoy! costs £1.99 on the App Store, and is a universal app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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