Ooks HQ Book and IPad Mini Giveaway!

Recently we were asked to test out a new app called Ooks HQ where you play a story game and then the story you create can be turned into a lovely book which is available to purchase for £16.99. The app is free to download and play though, and is available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Currently there is only one story available but there are loads of choices you make along the way which changes the outcome, making the story different each time. To start with, you create your Ook by selecting things like colour, mood and interests, there are so many different combinations to choose from to make your story hero look different each time too.

If you are happy with your character, you continue on into the story part of the app. There is a guide, (you will need to know his name to enter the competition!), and the story is both read aloud and written in speech bubbles on screen. You meet a whole host of different characters along the way, my favourite being the Tea-Rex of course, and they have a mix of British and American accents.

The app is very easy to navigate, you drag and drop your Ook around and land them on the green areas to move forward with the story. You make choices along the way, and there are also sections that require you to draw a part of the story, either freehand or using templates, these are then carefully added into the story, for example a hat that your character then wears throughout.

 The graphics are fantastic, bright, colourful and clear and the app is so easy to use, I played it myself to get a feel for it and really enjoyed how smooth the drawing and moving around functions are. It’s so simple to navigate and the story is engaging and keeps you wanting to find out what happens especially as you can change the outcome by making different decisions along the way.

Your stories are saved in a bookcase for you to look back over and you can order a copy of your book to be delivered. You need to access the grown ups area to do so which needs a year of birth to get in.

We are yet to order our personalised book but did receive a sample copy and was very impressed with the print quality and the fact that there is a story and also puzzles in the back of the book.

 

To win yourself your very own Ook book, and also an IPad mini to play the app on as pictured above, enter the competition below.
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47 Comments

  1. Ren Taylor
    December 24, 2017 / 9:14 am

    I love reading with my little nephew and this is a fantastic giveaway x

  2. C Parkin
    December 24, 2017 / 11:14 am

    Great prize. I love reading and my kids are real book worms too so this
    really appeals.

  3. Daniel Harrison
    December 24, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    This is a great comp and this would be great when we’re not reading & I love reading!

  4. Charles Harvey
    December 24, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    What an App. . .

  5. Kimberley Ryan
    December 24, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    my children and I love reading together, this is such a wonderful app, thank you

  6. Denise
    December 24, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Love reading with my grandchildren they enjoy books. X

  7. Maria Hackett
    December 27, 2017 / 7:54 am

    What a lovely prize! I love reading so does my 5 year old. She is addicted to books and has a higher reading skill for her age!

  8. Lauren N
    December 28, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    I love reading but I should really make the effort to read more.

  9. Gemma Found
    December 28, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I love reading with my little cousins

  10. Mary H
    December 29, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I love reading with my niece so this is a great idea. Downloaded the app!

  11. Nigel Soper
    December 30, 2017 / 1:22 am

    ‘I love reading to young children as they captivated by the mystery of stories

  12. Amanda Mallows
    December 30, 2017 / 8:03 am

    I love reading with my two little girls. We’re currently very into the Funnybones series and must have read each book about 100 times.

  13. Julie Hemmings
    December 30, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    I love reading. I used to love it so I could be in my own space but now I love reading to my grandson. Together we learn about dinosaurs, monsters and make believe. Happy times and cherished moments together

  14. MANDY DOHERTY
    December 30, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I love reading with my grandchildren who will love this fab app

  15. katie w
    December 30, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    OOKlaf

  16. hannah Wood
    December 31, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    I love reading with my two kids

  17. EMMA WALTERS
    January 5, 2018 / 6:21 am

    i love to listen to my son as he is starting to read stories himself, also i love reading with my 2 year old before bed x

  18. Allison Sherwood
    January 7, 2018 / 10:08 am

    I love reading with my grandchildren when they come to visit me

  19. Tracey Belcher
    January 7, 2018 / 10:28 am

    I love reading – I read to my grandson a lot

  20. Kerry Taylor
    January 9, 2018 / 9:31 am

    My son and I love reading together. My favourite part of the day is getting pyjamas on and snuggling in bed for stories.

  21. katie smith
    January 9, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    I love reading to my kids at bedtime!

  22. Charlene Merrall
    January 9, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I love reading with my little girl at bedtime!

  23. Bernie
    January 10, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    I love reading to my grandchildren

  24. Sophie Carter
    January 11, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    I love reading

  25. Sophie Carter
    January 11, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    I love reading, it’s great to read stories to little ones and read by yourself

  26. Bob Scott
    January 11, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    I love reading stories with my little boy.

  27. Leanne Frankcom
    January 12, 2018 / 3:25 am

    I help my friends children read when I babysit them I love it and I downloaded the app.

  28. Kay Broomfield
    January 12, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I love reading every night to my daughter! My son doesn’t let me anymore so I’m enjoying that she’s still young enough to appreciate it!

  29. Lesley
    January 13, 2018 / 8:58 am

    ‘I love reading’ and it is important to encourage children to find that love, by reading regularly to them.

  30. Rachael Marsden
    January 13, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I love reading and I want my son to get as much enjoyment out of it as I do, this looks great

  31. leanne weir
    January 13, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I love reading with my boys

  32. Rachel B
    January 13, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I love reading! This is a lovely giveaway. thank you

  33. Amanda tanner
    January 13, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    I love reading mainly biographies

  34. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    January 13, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    I do love reading! I go through about a book a night when I find a good author! Thank God for charity shops! Love that you can go in our local one with £2 and come out with 20 books! lol.
    Out of all of my four children, my youngest is the most like me, and will curl up for hours and be completely lost in her books! x

  35. suzanne sendell
    January 14, 2018 / 1:06 am

    ‘I love reading anything and everything

  36. Lucy Robinson
    January 14, 2018 / 8:47 am

    I love reading with my kiddies, snuggled in my bed.

  37. Sarah Robinson
    January 14, 2018 / 8:54 am

    I love reading with my boys. We have started to take turns and read a page each which is lovely x

  38. Cathryn Crawshaw
    January 14, 2018 / 9:19 am

    what an app, love reading with my daughter ava

  39. Jacqueline Roberts
    January 14, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Fantastic prize and yes we all to read

  40. Emma Davison
    January 14, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    I love reading. It is my favourite pasttime

  41. sammie hodges
    January 14, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I love reading! Especially with my two children!

  42. Paula T
    January 14, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I love reading, as does my husband and children. I’m really big on reading and think it’s fabulous to be able to escape with a book and fall into a wonderful story. I like that my children’s teachers can tell they read a lot too as it always shows in their writing. I’d totally love to win an iPad for my little girl, she’s such a sweet little girl and always thinks about others <3 xx

  43. Tee Simpson
    January 14, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    I actually fownloaded this app and my kids love it. They love reading and I love reading

  44. January 14, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    fab giveaway I love reading and I think anything that helps get kids into it is a great idea

  45. Kate Davies
    January 14, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    I love reading with my son.

  46. Tracey Hallmark
    January 14, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    I love reading with my stepson who has learning difficulties every little positive step is a proud moment he loves stories and tries his very best, I do find online apps and story games really help.

  47. January 20, 2018 / 6:22 am

    Reading with my children is the highlight of my day, chance to have special time after the craziness of life

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