Interactive books on the iPad bring a whole new element to this magical device and this particular book takes it up a notch.
Developer: eTRIBE Inc
Released/Updated: May 17, 2012
Size: 198 MB
User Interface: 4/5
Re-use/re-play value: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
What Is It?
A unique interactive story book that allows you to cast yourself or most probably your child as the character will ensure even the most reluctant of readers are engaged.
Is It Easy To Use?
Yes it is very easy to use and intuitive, most importantly. You can choose to have the story read to you or read it to yourself. You can select Narration on or off as well as background music too. You can even record yourself, or your child, reading the story and then listen to them read the book. There are coloring pages that you can select and paint on the screen, with a good selection of paintbrushes and colors. There are also puzzles you can do which are great fun too.
This interactive book is excellent, there’s no doubt about that and it is free but it’s only free up to page 8 of the story. After that you will need to make an in-app purchase of $3.99/£2.99 to read the rest. So although this book is technically free, think of it as a taster for you to decide whether you really do like it enough to purchase the full version.
Is It Fun?
If you’re a young child you will most definitely think so but perhaps more importantly from an adult perspective, your child is learning whilst they’re having fun – win/win.
Is It Pretty?
Very, the graphics are beautiful and very cleverly drawn.
Should You Download It?
We think so, if you have a young child, who perhaps is reluctant to pick up a traditional book, then this is one sure way to get them interested. You should definitely download it and try it with your child and we’re quite sure they will be pestering you to purchase the full version before you know it.