This week in apps features the digital debut of The Poky Little Puppy, the bestselling picture book originally published in 1942. The story follows the poky little puppy who has to go to bed without any strawberry shortcake.

Title: The Poky Little Puppy

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

Release date: August 25, 2011

Price: $4.99

Background: Available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the children's book is replicated (it even has its distinctive gold spine) and given a digital makeover with interactive illustrations and hide and seek challenges.

Features: When the story is over, players can use the stickers they collected to create their own storybook scene and save the work to a photo album. The app can be personalized with the player's name and picture on the inside cover. Players can record their own voice to play on each page.