12 Huia Birds is an environmentally conscious, interactive book app which brings New Zealand's beautiful lost huia bird back to life for a modern audience. The story begins with 12 huia birds with one being lost as each strange new creatures arrives. This beautiful bird has been around for as long as time itself, will it disappear in just a blink?
Through tapping and dragging, little ones can move things along by themselves with narration in English and Maori. The insightful book app is filled with animation, music and plenty to interact with and discover.
12 Huia Birds is a non-fiction book with a fable-esque treatment that seems almost like a fantasy. The story is filled with modern and graphically designed illustrations and features a storytelling process that requires the reader to advance the action themselves. The huia's beautiful call was never recorded so has been recreated especially for the app. Also included is a 360 degree video of a pair of real huia birds that you can rotate around.