Join the colorful characters from Richard Scarry’s acclaimed books as they work together to solve some of Busytown’s toughest mysteries. Presented in a series of full-length interactive adventures called toontales, each Busytown mystery is designed to challenge your child’s deductive reasoning skills in a fun and informative way.
Free to install, the Busytown app features multiple full-length toontale episodes, including one that is unlocked and available for you and your child to enjoy in “freeview” mode. Parents can permanently add this and any other Busytown toontale to their device by purchasing it in a gated and secure area of the app. And the best part? Users that stay “tooned-in” will enjoy future freeview releases and toontale episodes!
The first truly hybrid app experience, Busytown Mysteries combines educational and entertaining activities with dialogue, stories, animations and interactions.
So what are you waiting for? Help Huckle Cat solve the following Busytown mysteries:
Toontale 1 – The Strange Ski Tracks Mystery:
***Available in FREEVIEW mode***
Uncover the clues and test your memory to discover who’s been leaving tracks on the Busytown ski slope!
*EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Memory Development and Recall
Toontale 2 – The Mystery Present:
Use your counting and matching skills to help Huckle solve the mystery behind the misplaced gift.
*EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Number and Color Recognition
Toontale 3 – The Missing Pirate Gold:
Put your search and discovery powers to the test at Busytown beach and help Huckle unravel the mystery of the missing pirate gold.
*EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Shape and Image Association
- Each toontale includes two educational activities and three sing along karaoke sequences.
- An interactive summary strengthens deductive reasoning at the end end of every toontale.
- Rich, responsive animations engage children in playful interactions with the characters.
- Learning tools like touch-to-speak technology, character-specific word highlighting and speech bubbles help children grasp pre-reading skills.
- A fully AirPlay compatible design makes it easy to share this experience on the big screen with friends and family.
My 3 year old boy loved this. The matching game was his favorite!
My 4 y/o says, "Thank you for the lovely game!"
My five year old said this game is fun. She enjoyed solving the mystery and liked the mini games in the stories. It's nice that you can see the words and listen to them being read.
Perfect for kids 3-6. Grabs and keeps attention for extended lengths of time.
My 6 year old loved this app. We did it together and it made him try to figure out what the mystery was....well done!
My child enjoyed the story and enjoyed the challenging games.
This was a great learning tool for my granddaughter! She loved it & will enjoy learning more as she 'plays' along in the future: : )
Love it. Toddler loved it too. We want to play again.
I enjoyed this!
My 4 year old loves this. It is so much fun the way it combines the stories with music and adds games that must be completed in order to proceed with the story.
My granddaughters loved it and one is seven and the other one four years old. It kept their interest the whole time and they loved repeating what the characters said. The only thing I didn't like is it took a long time downloading and it wasn't just one time, each segment you would have to wait a few minutes or so but it was worth the wait
Myself and my four-year-old grandson. Had a lot of fun turned into a really good time. There is more of a movie like view and games are timed perfectly.
Love this game
Cute game. Daughter really liked it.
My pre-schooler loves these interactive mysteries. :)
Game and story are great, in theory. Very buggy judging from reviews. On our iPad, seems to work, but is only one of my apps to crash the iPad (brand new!) multiple times. Most disappointing is that even after purchasing, it relies on an internet connection to work, and downloaded sections take quite a while sometimes. Was hoping my kids could play at any time, but that is not the case.
This a is great entertaining and fun app for kids. I grew up reading Richard Scarry and I loved the story too.
Really good idea. I love it. I tried the demo and it was great.
This is a great app for readers and non readers! Way to go!
Great for kids of all ages. They liked the matching and the mystery!
Nothing like missing the end of a story to get kids upset. Right when Huckle was going to explain the mystery. Nice idea and graphics, though.
I thought this would be a good app for my daughter to use but you can't open any of the boards. It asks the parent to set the clock to unlock the board but nothing happens. I am disappointed...
What a JOKE!!! This game is like watching grass grow... NOTHING HAPPENS!!! I thought this was a game for kids but the only thing being played are the people that download this ap!
Like many others all I see in the app are busytown cars driving by. Nothing is clickable. Waste of time.
Don't waste time.
App would not work, only prompted paid options. iPhone 4S,
Doesn't not connect to their server
$2.99 a mystery?! This seems pricey. Once I realized that and my son was disappointed I uninstalled the app.
Nothing happens after you open it, you just see cars driving and goldbug driving but there's nowhere to click or any instructions to play.
Game doesn't work on ios7
Just like a few other users, all I got was the first screen with cars driving by. Deleted it, redownloaded, same thing. Does not work.
The purchase price for an app-isode is $2.99. My 4yo played and solved it within 10 minutes! A total waste of money! Very disappointing and I will be deleting the app from all of my devices. Do Not Buy!!!!!
The app just shows cars driving. There is no menu or anything to click on.
Please fix! Just music and cars driving by! Nothing happens when tap the screen!
Was excited for my son to play but it just has shows a snow scenery with animals in cars driving back & forth.
Just like other reviewers wrote: can't do anything but watch cars drive around... Wish it would work!! I wonder how the folks with positive reviews got theirs to work...
I couldn't figure it out and too many need to pay options
If someone can give me even a little clue as to what I'm suppose to do then maybe I'd rate it 2 stars
My son loves Busytown. We were excited to get this app. He played it once. Now it won't even load. You get to the front screen and it crashes. What rubbish!
It's a mystery as to what I am supposed to do to make this thing work.
It was a storybook and too easy for me. I am six years old
Nothing to click. No instructions. Just cars going back and forth. And a disappointed child.
Can't play the game either! Thought I was doing something wrong!
Only shows the intro. Nothing to click on.
Waste of time
All I see is a snowed Busytown with characters driving vehicles and I can tell that the game takes a long time to load, but there better be a bug fix in the next update
Cars are just driving by. Nothing happens!
All i see are different cars driving by in the snow and my little sister was so excited about playing this game and now we are going to have to delete it.....it really deserves no stars at all
If you're going to write a game that relies so heavily on a server, learn how to write servers.
I downloaded this game and nothing works!! just cars riding past, I tried closing this app and reopening it and still nothing! Hate it
Can't click on anything!
Disappointing. All I see is cars passing by. I tried to click anywhere on the screen, but nothing changed after I did that. Major bug, fix it ASAP.
My daughter loves the show and found the app on my iPad. She loves it and I do too!
Super fun! We love it!
My 5 year old loves it! And no in-app ads.
Disappointing since it carries the scarry name. Do not download.
My 3 year old loves Richard Scarry and watches Busytown Mysteries all the time. Also likes matching games, so I thought this would be a hit and I was right. The rating is what my child said to put. We just went through the first episode so I don't have a firm handle on it, but it seems like it has potential. Having to swipe each time someone says something is a bit repetitive and the music would definitely get on my nerves. But it highlights words as spoken and allows playing a word by touching it which helps reinforce sight to sound association. The expense of episodes seems high, but the production is pretty well done. We will see how it goes.
Nice, Good for kids.
All this app does is open to reveal busy town in snow with cars going back and forth. Most pointless app ever.