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Sparky's Birthday Surprise

by Cupcake Digital Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1
  • Now in English and Spanish (Available as a free upgrade for those who have already downloaded the English-only version).

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00ELIF60G
  • Release Date: August 21, 2013
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,129 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Now available in English and Spanish
  • ***The National Fire Protection Association (www.nfpa.org) is giving families this FREE deluxe interactive storybook app about fire safety, created by award-winning children's app developer Cupcake Digital.
  • ***Winner of Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award
  • Just a Book, perfect for quiet reading time, Read & Play and Read To Me in which early-learning reading skills are reinforced with text highlighting and synced narration.
  • Learn about the various parts of a fire truck and decorate Sparky's birthday cake with highly interactive pages found in the story.
  • LEARNING ACTIVTIES STARRING SPARKY THE FIRE DOG®!
  • Piñata Counting and Sparky Addition mini-games teach kids to count and add in fun new ways, and the Birthday Shapes game helps kids recognize basic shapes.
  • ORIGINAL SING-ALONG MUSIC VIDEO - Your child will love singing the "If the Smoke Alarm Sounds" song with Sparky and his tiny flea friends while learning about what to do when they hear the alarm.
  • COLORING PAGES: Kids can get creative with coloring pages featuring an array of paint buckets, brushes, colorful spray paints and stickers inspired by the story.
  • SHARED SCREEN TIME: The Thinking Corner offers thoughtful questions designed to spark open-ended conversation and reinforce reading comprehension.

Product Description

**The National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014!

It’s Sparky® the Fire Dog’s birthday, and his doggie friends are throwing a surprise party. In this fun and original tap-and-play storybook app, kids will learn important fire safety skills while joining the excitement of preparing for a surprise birthday party. The story includes bright graphics, surprising animations, interactive learning games, and a hilarious one-of-a-kind sing-along music video.

Technical Details

  • Size: 27.6MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Developed By: Cupcake Digital Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Teaching Fire Safety August 21, 2013
I've been looking for a fun, non-scary way to talk with my kids about fire safety practices, and I finally found it!

Sparky's Birthday Surprise teaches little ones the importance of getting outside when you hear a smoke alarm, establishing a family meeting place and practicing safe cooking.

It's all done in kid-friendly way and is super interactive. My son loves the pinata game and asks to play it all the time. :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sparky's birthday surprise September 26, 2013
We all know how important fire safety is and Sparky, the firehouse dog, teaches us in a very friendly way. The lessons of candle safety to cooking safety are definitely for all age groups. It surely is a fun way to teach about a very serious issue. I would highly recommend it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sparky Rocks October 3, 2013
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My 6 year old LOVES this app!!!! Even my 11 year old enjoys it.
It is simple to use and the kids talk about Sparky and his fire safety rules
all the time.

Thank you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER, (MUST HAVE) 4 KINDLE FIRE GEN USERS!! October 10, 2013
By EZSEEK
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Parents! Please add the system your running this app on for others. Great app for children and young kids. Children can press on objects as it reads to them for great enjoyment. Also good for learning words, and how to read. Simply press on a word to have it repeat it's self back to you, and the app has options to set it up a few ways before you start. Also they get to learn about the fire department and how things work, wich is great!. Parents are so lucky to have technology like this for there kids, just remember parents: Never leave a child alone with a kindle, you're there teacher, and kids are our future, so teach them well all the time. I always looked at my child as if I went back in time to help my self, give them all the information and fun that you didn't recieve as a child, and you will be suprised how far they go. Kids are sponges at this age, so fill them up ever chance you get.. And always remember: Life is EZ, when you SEEK, even when it comes to all your (Must Have) apps, and information™… Enjoy kids!!. :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every parent should have this app! October 9, 2013
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If fire safety isn't enough reason to get this app, then the price should be. I am amazed and delighted with this app. The book is interactive, educational and fun to read. My 2 year old loves it. He pointed to our smoke detector and said beep beep beep. I never thought of teaching him about fire safety. I assumed I would scoop him up but this teaches him our plan and I am super sure it will help keep him calm if this event were to happen. Everyday we teach our kids about dangers and how to prepare them and with everything that goes on, fire safety slipped my mind. Thanks Sparky. Parents please get this app. Cupcake Digital heartfelt thanks to you. Please make more apps!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By J. Rae
The main feature of the app is an interactive story book in which Sparky the Fire Dog's friends surprise him by baking him a birthday cake. Through the interactive story, the characters review the basics of household fire safety. As the kids turn each page of the book, the app reads the page aloud to them. They can also interact with all of the pictures on the page: touch the fire bell to make it ring, touch the cabinet doors to make them open. My 2- and 6-year-old were captivated by the story and its interactive features - it held their attention while teaching them.

One thing that stood out to me: the smoke/fire alarm sound in the app is authentic (not a cute beep-beep-beep, but a loud noise that gets your attention). It encouraged a good discussion both about where we would meet and how they would get there safely - and I love how the app communicates those ideas in a way that doesn't frighten children.

Sparky's Birthday Surprise also includes electronic coloring pages, games that practice counting, shape recognition and addition, as well as a cartoon music video that reinforces fire safety concepts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! October 8, 2013
My kids LOVE this app. My two-year-old loves the read-aloud and music video. My five-year-old and seven-year-old love the paint feature and the additional activities. A great app... I can't believe it's free!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Prevention Week and Beyond: Must-Have Free App! October 7, 2013
This free app is jam-packed with animation and surprises, and includes coloring pages, math activities, and a sing-along song about smoke alarms that I defy you to get out of your head after one listen! My 5-year-old tapped and played for ages and never got bored. This app is not only fun and entertaining, it could be lifesaving. Kids learn simple and memorable skills that tell them what to do in the event of a fire and how to stay fire-safe. We are big fans of Sparky the Fire Dog!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This was downloaded for my kids onto their kindle fires ...
This was downloaded for my kids onto their kindle fires. I don't really know much about this game, but they haven't complained about it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bimmerman
5.0 out of 5 stars this app was great
All of my brothers loved this app. My 3 year old brother likes hearing the sound of the smoke alarm.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer Bob Bone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
My two year old loves this book and the games that go along with it. It is very interactive. Great book/app
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Freezes a lot
My 4yo really likes trying to go through the book and the coloring parts of this app. But she has lots of time where it freezes and shuts off my kindle. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Alison
5.0 out of 5 stars game
the game was great, easy to understand, and great pictures. thank you very much for finding this book for my family
Published 6 months ago by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute interactive game for young children
My son, who is very into firemen, likes playing this game. He can choose to read the story himself, have it read to him, or play with the story.
Published 7 months ago by Linda
4.0 out of 5 stars Sparky's Birthday Surprise.
The interactive ability of this fire safety informational product was priceless. It was worth the investment that the material was presented in an easy to understand way for little... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Carlotta
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good Beginner Fire Safety program app.
Both my 2 and 5 yr old like this app. Very good fire safety in a non scary manner. Teaches a lot of the basics without frightening concepts. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bookish Chic
1.0 out of 5 stars mat123
kids don't like it. they get bored with it very quickly, not very entertaining and attention getting. It has some good concepts though.
Published 11 months ago by mtietze
5.0 out of 5 stars fun and educational
Downloaded this for my 3 yr old daughter. She loves it! Plays it every time I let her hold my tablet. It has a fun read-to-me book that has interactive pages. Read more
Published 12 months ago by avid reader
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