The Lonely Beast 123

count around the house with the lonely beast


Every day, The Lonely Beast counts everything in his house, from rubber duckies to delicious cakes and shooting stars. Join him as he waters his garden, reads books, cooks eggs and more. This app is a great way to help little beasts learn about the magic of numbers and counting – all the way from 1 to 12 – and it’s available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch right now!

The Lonely Beast 123 is a new number adventure made by Chris Judge, James Kelleher and Simon Judge. The Beast’s hands are too big and hairy to use pencils, so these three fellows help with drawing and colouring in from a small shed at the end of the garden. They made the award-winning alphabet app The Lonely Beast ABC, which lots of people have said very nice things about.

They are also very good at counting.


  • Voiceover by the author of The Lonely Beast and The Brave Beast 
  • Meet Beasts from around the world 
  • Fully-interactive scenes with lots for little hands to play with 
  • Real-time HD egg-frying simulator 
  • Optimised for retina displays 
  • Builds sheep-counting skills 
  • Universal app: buy once and use across all your devices 


  • No in-app purchases 
  • No third-party advertising 
  • No social media 
  • No Beasts were harmed during the making of this app


Featured by Apple in Best New Apps, Numbers & Quantity, Nursery School Mathematics Apps, What’s Hot and First Words & Numbers

Award winner, FWA Mobile of The Day and Digital Ehon 2015.

“Quirky, funny and informative, this is the Count von Count for the 21st Century kid”
– Totally Dublin

“Stylish and clever“
– Wilson Rothman,

There can’t be many apps for youngsters that give guest appearances to James Joyce and Herman Melville ... perfectly charming” 
The Irish Times

“With a loving eye for genuine craft and detail, the Lonely Beast 123 really is a step above other apps in this category”
– Candepop

“An engaging way of teaching kids their numbers, especially when parents sit by their side and assist in the counting”

“Beautifully hand-drawn scenes, interactive elements, and delightful sounds”
– AppAdvice

“The graphics are appealing, the numbers clear, and the silliness level just right for young kids. This is a fun, easy way for kids to practice their counting skills.”
– Common Sense Graphite

“Very charming... this app is great for young kids to help with learning numbers”
– Geek Dad

“A counting app for iOS with charm, lovely graphics and some subtle fart humor (yes, there is such a thing).” 
Cool Mom Tech

“Even numerate children can count on being entertained by this tongue-in-cheek companion to The Lonely Beast ABC”
– Kirkus

Think you're a dab hand at colouring-in? Get your free Lonely Beast printables and we'll see just how good you are.

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