Australian App ‘Sparky the Shark’ Takes on the Big Apple

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Australian design company, Biscuit Interactive’s newly launched iPad App (soon to be available for iPhone & Kindle) will appear at the Publishing App Expo in New York City December 2011.

Australian design company, Biscuit Interactive’s newly launched iPad App (soon to be available for iPhone & Kindle) will appear at the Publishing App Expo in New York City December 2011.

“It’s a very exciting time, not only for us here at Biscuit, but for all Australian App Developers nationwide.” says Mark Newell (Creator, Illustrator and Developer).
“To be showcased at the Publishing App Expo is an honour and we hope our interactive storybook, Sparky the Shark will be a shining example of the talent and quality touchscreen device Apps coming out of Australia and we hope all Australians will get behind their local developers this Christmas.”

Sparky the Shark is a new interactive storybook app only recently launched in the App Store, but already has had amazing feedback. Available now for iPad. iPhone version available VERY SOON.

“We are so very proud of what we've achieved and have been flabbergasted by the wide audience Sparky has appealed to. Predominantly aimed at the 3 - 7 yr olds, the App has also had amazing feedback from parents of under 3 year olds (who love the sounds and hidden interactive hot spots. Great for fine motor skills), 8 - 12 year olds (who loved illustrations, sounds and the story) and even the parents who love the quality and suitability of the Storybook.”

“We couldn't stop smiling when we got feedback from a parent who bought the App on a Sunday and his 4 year old played with it for hours, then woke his Dad up the next morning at 6am to read it again. It's incredibly satisfying.” Mark said. “the children just love Dax’s giggles and Sparky’s ‘dress up’ costumes. Doing this is the best job in the world.”

REVIEWS: What people are saying.
"The greatest thing about Sparky the Shark is that it isn't a static book. From the sounds that are playing in the background to the moving images, Sparky will make your child feel part of the story. Sparky the Shark is an interactive storybook that your children will most definitely enjoy. The book is made up of over 30 beautifully designed illustrations, each accompanied by a unique musical background that makes the story look even more real. These features, along with the short paragraphs that make up the story, are guaranteed to make your child ask you to read him over and over again."
Reviewed by:

“Great stuff. Awesome illustrations. Nice story with an important message.” 5 stars.


Sparky is a friendly shark who is misunderstood. In Sparky the Shark, follow Sparky and his penguin pal Dax on their belly-laughing adventure to find Sparky a new 'look' so he will be accepted by people. This upbeat and hilariously funny story and the 'hero's ending' will be a guaranteed hit with your child and those young at heart. Children will want to read it over and over and play with the wonderful interactive animation and funny sounds.

  • Fun and upbeat story with a hero's ending
  • 33 pages filled with laughs, interactivity, hidden sounds and animation & beautiful illustrations.
  • Each page has music, animation and interactivity to engage your child and make them feel part of the adventure.
  • Read to me narration feature
  • Fun Disguises ‘Dress Up’ page
  • Your child will love following Sparky on his journey and relate to the characters and story.
  • A story your child will read over and over again.

Available in the App Store:
Sparky the Shark website:
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