About Fat and Appy
Meet Jonathan and Jennifer
Makers of Quality Modern Art Canvas Prints for Children
Jonathan Fenske is the author and illustrator of the children's books, Love Is in the Air and Guppy Up! (Penguin USA). His third children's book, Woodward and McTwee, will be published in 2014 (also by Penguin). As a gallery artist, Jonathan's paintings of vintage Fisher Price toys and other vintage playthings have been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide.
About the Art: Modern Art Canvases for Children
We've made art our entire lives...and our entire marriage. But we joined forces like never before to create our first iPad app for kids, Healthy Creatures in 2012. (It's available on the App Store.) Jonathan created more than 25 fruits and vegetables for the app while Jennifer managed the launch of the app.
Everything was fine...but Jennifer kept returning to the art Jonathan created. She liked it a lot. And so, she started thinking, "Maybe we can make something with this..."
Jonathan, knowing the gleam in her eye, wisely played along and Fat and Appy's Modern Art Canvases were launched.
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About the App: Healthy Creatures
We decided to design Healthy Creatures™ because we saw how much our girls enjoyed “free play” apps where they could create and be themselves. Our children completely rejected scoring, competition and timed apps.
When we searched for apps that they could play, we were disappointed to find tons of apps featuring pop culture characters. As parents, we try to resist the mass marketing machine.
We also decided to jump into app design because we couldn’t find beautiful apps for kids to play with and look at over and over again. Children deserve good art.
Healthy Creatures doesn’t have in-app purchases. We can’t stand it when we download an app only to have our child approach us non-stop to buy something within the app!
Your child can also play safely in our apps--there are no advertisements or third-party banner ads. Find Healthy Creatures on the App Store.
Healthy Creatures iPad App for Kids Trailer