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Meet Heckerty™, our zany, 409-year-old, upside-down-on-her-broomstick, green-faced witch. Happy, hilarious, helpful - our award-winning Heckerty app is enchanting and educating kids around the world.

Based on a proven, successful series of children stories, created and brought to life by
one of Britain’s most internationally successful storytellers for many of the world's best-known children.
Finalist - 5th Annual Shorty Awards

Product Features

  • Editor's Choice and top rated by users & reviewers.
  • Superb narration by famous BBC broadcaster - ideal for kids and adults to improve English reading & vocabulary.
  • Rich interactive animation and graphics. Entertaining, kids discover while playing, learning values as well as English.
  • Designed for children alone or with an adult with "Read to me" and "Read by myself" options.
  • Optimized for both iOS / Android Phones and Tablets running ARM7 processor or later (including Amazon Kindle Fire).

We've taken these wonderful stories and added a team of skilled actors, musicians, visual artists, technical wizards and production experts. The result is a unique blend of quality of traditional English storytelling merged with top 21st century technology and creative talent into a story your kids will love and play for hours on end.

And now, for the first time, Heckerty's stories are available for your child — as an app designed for your
iOS, Android or Kindle Fire device. See for yourself. Follow Heckerty and her cat Zanzibar™ to magical places with stories, play, animations and adventures.

So download
Meet Heckerty using the free links on this page. Your kids will love her!
Heckerty - Editor
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Jan Ziff reading to children at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe AZ
Jan Ziff reads to children on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10am.
It's free, so bring your kids!
Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ.



"a must-have for parents with young children."
(The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

"Heckerty is nothing short of AMAZING…."

"'Heckerty stories come to life on tablets, phones"

Larry Magid, CNET

"Meet Heckerty is an educational tool that kids will love, merging technology, storytelling and learning.."

Times of India

"Heckerty is a delight! Completely engaging and wonderfully entertaining. A must for every young reader’s iPad."

— Chris Shipley

"delightful, and the app is full of great little interactive additions that kids love!"

(Rachelle Goldenberg)

"fabulous narration … on my short list of best narration … adults and children will both love this story … very high quality."

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"fabulous mix of traditional English storytelling, superb creative talent and top 21st century technology will keep kids engaged for hours."


"a lot of success stories … from families with children impacted by Autism."


"Britain’s Royal Storyteller … narration is every bit as engaging as you’d expect, and ... so children learn to build their vocabulary."

The Malaysian Insider


"absolutely fantastic! What a brilliant way of helping children to read."
Emilia Fox
kids learn best when they're excited and entertained, and that's exactly what this app will do.
Deborah Mcalister Holland
a tradition-meets innovation kind of book/app.
clickable animations … and all of the words are clickable … highly recommend it for kids of any age.
Emily Laber-Warren
Highly recommended!!!
Fire Maple Games
classical book with interactive awesomeness!!! … One of the best app based storybooks I've tried
Good, simple interactivity…. looking forward to more!
they said ...."that's it? It's over? We want more please". That definitely put a smile on my face, especially since my son suffers from an autism spectrum disorder
hope there will be more ... love the spare but creative art.
I never liked the mindless games or boring educational programs available to me. No more! … I can't wait to introduce our youngest to Heckerty.
Deborah McAlister Holland
5 year old twin boys … totally enchanted
Kids were so entertained ... perfect story voice & emphasis! More please!!
been teaching for more than 10 years … wish Meet Heckerty had been available
Amy Stovall
It really brought me back to my childhood…. great job… great story telling with technology.
La "pezlfe"
A fabulous story that my son absolutely enjoys to read over and over again.
special needs and typical kids were playing with it together … The kids loved it.
Rus Ewell