Tacky and the Winter Games

by Helen Lester


Tacky and his penguin friends, Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect are training to represent the Nice Icey Land in the Winter Games. While the team Huffs- and-a-Puffs their way through their workouts, Tacky trains for the competition in his own unique style. As the games begin, Tacky and his friends find clever ways to compete, like riding Tacky down the hill in the Bobsledless race. The judges however, are not impressed. Will Tacky's clownish and clumsy behavior cost them the "BIG WINNER" medal? Or could Tacky be their secret to success?

New features only available in this interactive omBook include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene.  

To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Recommended Ages: 4 - 8

Three ways to read this omBook:

  • ★ "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • ★ "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
  • ★ "Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!

Additional Features:

  • ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • ★ Professional audio narration
  • ★ Custom background audio for each scene
  • ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original artwork
  • ★ This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad

Listen to a sample:

Other Tacky the Penguin apps:

Official Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company licensed app.