Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade

Last updated on May 31st, 2023 at 10:45 pm

Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade


Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade is one of the best $3.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade is a Education game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 23rd November 2016 with the latest update 4th July 2017

Whether you are a fan of Education, Adventure, or Family games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


3,672 people have rated 1.5.0

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  • Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award*
  • Tech With Kids Best Pick App Award *
  • Teachers With Apps Best Pick Award*

"A fantastic first app for toddlers and preschoolers that brings alive the world of Eric Carle’s Brown Bear book. " – Tech With Kids

"Playing this with children – who were spellbound by the content was a privilege that one rarely experiences with an app." – Teachers with Apps

Marking the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic best-selling book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”, Brown Bear is brought to life in a stunning 3D interactive app.

Join the lovable Brown Bear as he explores his world and encounters new friends. Meet Red Bird, Yellow Duck, Green Frog and other characters. Color the animals and have fun creating your own unique sounds and music. Children will love recording their voices as they sing along and make their own animal noises.

Discover hidden surprises in a magical 3D world. The more you play, the more surprises you’ll find.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear is part of the StoryToys Jr. line and lovingly crafted by the creators of the hugely popular My Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s a world of music and color you’ll return to again and again.

Designed for preschoolers and Eric Carle fans of all ages, it includes the following features:

  • Amazing 3D Brown Bear interactive character
  • Encourages a love of music and nature
  • Discover magical interactive activities
  • Non-competitive individualized play
  • Beautifully-illustrated scenes based on Eric Carle’s bright, colorful hand-painted collage illustrations
  • Intuitive, child-friendly and easy to use
  • Charming musical effects and comforting soundtrack
  • Record your own animal sounds and create unique musical harmonies.

Updated on 4th July 2017

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

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Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade Reviews

This app is absolutely lovely.

Cant progress in the game without allowing microphone access.

We like the colors of the animal because it thinks us of the rainbow.

Our son loves this app, but for some reason the sound does not work. We have tried everything and we are very tech savvy. We even uninstalled and reinstalled it. Please help!

We love when they make sounds we like the purple cat ,cause its our favorite Eric Carle stories are so cool even the hungry caterpillar we love the music in this app send story toys apps are so cool.

Brown Bear is our sons favorite book at the moment. He loves this app and says the animals as they are coming up. We do wish there was more you can do with them, but as of now hes satisfied with us hitting replay 10+ times in a row.

We love this app. It is great for toddlers even if they are not familiar with the book. It is so cleverly done! Highly recommend!

Our grandson loves the book, and this app is a great extension for him to play with. We love recording our own animal sounds, and sometimes record us saying the names of the animals, instead. At first the sound wasnt working, but we emailed support, and someone responded promptly, the next day, with the exact suggestion we needed to make the sound work (by turning off the mute switch!).

Wonderful app that our kids love!

Our daughter recently turned two but she’s been using this app for a few months and still loves it as do I!

The illustrations are fabulous, fun coloring the animals. Music much quieter (yes, we can turn it down) and the great story words would greatly aid the story!

We only wish it had the teacher in the Brown Bear book that our preschoolers are familiar with, to better compliment that book. It is one all our students know and love. The illustrations are beautiful, and the different musical sounds for each animal, as well as the interactive feature where touch changes the color of animal to match the story, is wonderful.

Difficult to get the microphone to work.

Our toddler really loves this app. We have had it for a while but within the past two days or so the sound doesn’t work. Tried to rectify it under the menu but to no avail. Help!

We thought it would be better than this. No sounds from animals just music tones.

Have tried deleting and reinstalling a few times but the issue persists no sound effects or music when bear is walking. Can hear it when Im in settings but when we X out still nothing. Says our device must be muted but other apps work with sound. Mic in enabled for app. Too bad cuz our son loves the book and loved this app before the sound quit.

We bought the app and our little one was excited to hear the story, but it doesn’t do anything. There’s no sound or story, all we can do is touch the screen and watch the beat walk around. We don’t know what we’re supposed to do.

The colors match the animals like in the book, however its a rip off that literally they have the bear find each animal to make the parade and thats it. Our son was also asking whats next because once you complete the parade in a minute worth of time, there is nothing else. Not worth the $4 and wish we wouldnt have purchased it.

Nice pictures, but what are you supposed to do with this thing??????

Our 1 year old loves the book Brown Bear Brown Bear. We occasionally use this when we don’t have the book and she loves it. It’s saved us on airplane flights and waiting in lines. It’s interactive enough for her to actually play with it. She loves the butterfly game too. She loves knocking down the fruit from the trees and seeing the caterpillar play with the toys and sail on the raft to see the rubber duckies and the fish.

Our two year old granddaughter has adored this app for the past year. It is a perfect introduction to an iPad with a self limiting story. There is a built in completion to it so at the end of the adventure she says and waves goodbye to all the animals. She knows who comes next and takes great delight recently in sending the bear back into his cave (at the beginning) giggling all the way. We recorded the animal voices before we showed it to her and she doesn’t yet know she can record them herself. The music is pleasant and rhythmic and the art work does great justice to the original in the Brown Bear book. We recently discovered "Easter eggs" hiding in many of the plant clusters. Tap them once or twice and see what springs out of many of them. And keep your eye out for a tiny version of the Very Hungry Caterpillar! All in all a delightful and charming app for very young children. 5 stars!

This was disappointing due to the fact that it doesn’t even read/tell the story. It would still be a great interactive app with the actual story too.

We were a little skeptical based on some of the 1 star reviews for this app but after buying it we don’t regret it. Now don’t be fooled by the video. This does not read the book Brown Bear it only steels the characters likeness and takes you on a simple parade through the app with pleasant sounds. That narrator from the video is not apart of the app. This app is great, super interactive a beautiful atmosphere with pleasant audio interactions. It leverages the gyroscope to make you feel like you are apart of the parade. You tap on the screen to lead the bear around and find new animals. The way it encourages interaction is genius. We are an iOS developer, not for this company, but would be proud to have our name on anything like this. Our kid cries when we tell him his has to stop playing it, it’s that good. Then at the end you sit in a circle and can record sounds for each animal making it your own personal parade. That is pretty much it. Their are some hidden gems throughout, basically everything can us interacted with, but that is about it. We could see it getting pretty boring after a bit but we have more then one kid and we will get our $1.99 USD worth of entertainment out of it. Would still suggest for anyone looking for wholesome kid games that inspire discovery.

Our kids love this, it looks great and we love playing it after going through the book. They get a kick out of recording themselves at the end. :)

Disappointed it doesn’t read the story and there’s no music or sounds when the bear walks.

Very upset it doesn’t read the book.

This is very disappointing. The sound doesn’t work.

Great – you added a cave to the game but still haven’t fixed having sounds and music actually work. Not in silent mode, volume all the way up and still radio silence. Get it together…

We were really looking forward to sharing this app with our granddaughter, who loves the book. However, there is no story, no sound, nothing other than the very attractive graphics. Music notes appear above the animals, but there is no music. It appears there is some way to add sound, but there are ABSOLUTELY ZERO instructions on how to use the app to add sounds or music.

So it’s pretty nice imagery, but that’s about it. There’s no narrator reading the story out loud. There’s no animal sounds already in place. There’s not really much you can do but walk around and coloring in all the animals and repeat. It’s not worth the money. We thought it was going to be an interactive story that our daughter can interact with but it’s not really anything close to that. Hopefully updates in the future make this app worth the money.

We thought there would be a story or something on this app. All it is is a bear walking around and then coloring in the animals you pass by clicking on them 2-3 times. It’s not even close to worth the money. Our little one was board in about 2 seconds.

This was the one time we bought an app without reading the reviews and that was a huge mistake. This app should have been free. It is not interactive and it is an utter joke.

We love reading this story to our grandson, and thought this would be a nice addition. Boy was we wrong. It is a waste of money. He’s bored after 10 mins and wants to know what’s next? We hope this app will make some improvements.

This app is adorable and the graphics are wonderful. The game is too short, however, for the price. The whole thing can be done in about 5 minutes and then your only option is to do the exact same thing again. Our daughter enjoyed it the first time but now she’s bored and we wasted $3 for 15 minutes of enjoyment. When the description mentioned "coloring the animals" we assumed the child got to pick the colors but in fact you just tap the animal and it automatically colors it a pre-designated color. There just isn’t enough to do. We expect some add-ons in the future.

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