Following on from the recent launch of their Christmas advertising campaign and companion single, UK retailer John Lewis has made the interactive Bear and Hare story book available for iPhone and iPad. The story, titled The Bear who wouldn't see Christmas, is at the centre of a multi-million pound Christmas ad campaign for the retailer, and is perfect for the kids this holiday season.

Enjoy the full, heart warming story of the Bear who had never seen Christmas, based on the John Lewis Christmas TV advert. Narrated by Lauren Laverne this is an enchanting hand illustrated story for all the family.

As you follow the story, tapping on different items on the screen will trigger reactions which then produce items to decorate the giant Christmas Tree with. There's also the Woodland Orchestra to tap along and play seasonal songs with, and the promise of further updates as we get closer to Christmas. It's a free download, and well worth checking out. Even if you don't have kids.

Update: As pointed out in the comments, it doesn't appear this is available outside the UK. Sorry folks!