Competition Entries: Children’s Stories

Frritt-Flacc, by Jules Verne (mobile app)
by StoryMax
Description: Frritt-Flacc is a short story by Jules Verne retold to kids with animations, sound effects, and interactivity aimed to trigger reflection about humanitarian challenges of our time. This app is available for free in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets, iOS and Android. There is a short story by Jules Verne and three suggested activities developed by experienced teachers and scientists: one on reflection, a scientific experiment and an exercise of social action – all of it about the United Nations SDGs.
Click for the Android version or the iOS version of Frritt-Flacc, by Jules Verne.
Hippo on Elm Street (interactive fiction)
by Adri
Description: “Baby, it’s cold outside. All you want to do is snuggle up in a warm sock and take a nap. But something seems to be going on in the house, and you’re determined to find out what it is. This game is based in the world of the House Hippo, a PSA by the Concerned Children’s Advertisers.
Click here to download Hippo on Elm Street. Play the html file in your browser.
Switcheroo: Mrs. Wobbles & the Tangerine House, Book 3 (interactive fiction)
by The Marino Family
Description: “Mrs. Wobbles and the Tangerine House: “Switcheroo” Book 3 features a storygame set in a magical foster care home run by a woman who may or may not be a witch. Players guide the foster children through challenges that help the children deal with their sense of loss by taking them on fanciful adventures. More than anything we want the Mrs. Wobbles storygames to help kids develop their love of reading. The first selection from the Mrs. Wobbles stories is designed to offer a touching and humorous tale to middle grade readers (age 7-12), by sparking their imaginations while also tugging at their emotions. These are not 2nd person CYOA. They are 3rd person because we want the kids to get attached to these characters and their struggles. Everything from the look and feel to the prose to the artwork by Brian Gallagher is meant to convey a bookish quality. The point system rewards kids for reading more.
Click here for Switcheroo: Mrs. Wobbles & the Tangerine House, Book 3.