Here's something new and exciting for you to try out. A story just for you on the iPad.

JJ Books is an independent publisher and they have developed a new children's picture book app for the iPad. It is called Tales for Great Grandchildren and is based on the book by John Jackson. It is a collection of traditional folk and fairy tales from India and Nepal. The book has been illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. So enter into a world of flying turtles, talking tigers and love struck elephants.

This app is aimed at children 7-12 years.

The illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, including 13 full watercolour plates, have been animated. Daniela worked closely with the app developers to make sure that the richness of the Indian jewel colours and the dazzling details were fully realised, down to the elephant's eyelashes.

The stories and illustrations speak for themselves. There is the great thunder of hooves as elephants, rhinoceroses and all their friends from the forest run for their lives from ‘The End of the World'.

The Tales are narrated by John, himself a grandfather of five and a great grandfather of two, with great character, warmth and wit. There is also a Read Alone function so that you can read alone or with parents.

The app has been available on the App Store from February 28, 2012. The free download includes ‘Introducing the Tales', ‘The Hole in the Roof' and bonus material.

Further tales are priced at 69p (99¢) each or £4.99 ($6.99) for a bundle containing all 12 tales and additional bonus material.

Tales for Great Grandchildren will also be available on iTunes as an iBook priced at £3.99 ($5.99).

Watch the video trailer for the app