This week in apps features a Smithsonian Backyard app, Red Fox at Hickory Lane, about Mother and Father Fox teaching their cubs to hunt. Also this week is 3 Little Piggies, a tablet version of the classic story, complete with microphone and gyroscope features.

Title: Red Fox at Hickory Lane

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release date: November 14, 2012

Price: $1.99

Background: Mother and Father Fox teach their four cubs to hunt, escape danger, and survive on their own. Their skills are tested when a coyote appears in the distance. How will the baby cubs react?

Features: Words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched, professional narration, read to me, read it myself, and auto play modes.

Title: 3 Little Piggies

Publisher: Kids Academy Company

Release date: November 2, 2012

Price: $9.99

Background: The classic story is turned into an app with an interactive story and animation.

Features: Blow into the microphone to huff and puff like a wolf, bend the iPad forwards and backwards to start the animation, tap objects to see them move, read to me, read it myself, and auto play modes.