Digital Storytime (4.75 stars)
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This charming, rhyming story is a delight-a-minute classic for young readers (aged 3 and up). It’s all about a young boy who just won’t eat his fruit and vegetables until he meets a chef with a horrible difference. Full of beautiful illustrations and surprising animations it’s great fun for the whole family with a healthy message at its heart. Kids will watch, play and come back to it again and again.
- 28 pages of rhyming, age-appropriate text.
- Simple interface for young children’s ease of use.
- Interactivity on almost every page – things to move and noises to make.
- Surprising animations that will delight young minds.
- Horrible creepy-crawlies that actually move – kids just love this!
- Lots of humour that everyone will enjoy – mums and dads included.
THINGS TO TRY
- Wipe away the food that gets thrown onto the screen.
- Dial the illustrated iphone and see who comes!
- Tilt the screen and make the trifle slide down the table.
- Interact with Fred and see what he has to say.
- Pour salt on the snails – see what happens!
- And much more besides…
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Recommended ages: 1-3, 4-7
Ratings and Reviews
This is a hit with my boys. It has a great storyline and message (stop complaining about your food!) We love the narration and illustrations. Fun animations and use of rhyme too! Everything is top-notch. I plan to use this with my speech and language students at some point too, this could lead to some interesting discussions! Also I've got kiddos working on their r sounds, and this book is full of r-blends like dread, grisly, hungry, bread, etc.
Good story, confusing interface
This book has a good narrator, story and illustrations, but the interface is confusing. On launch, you get 3 options: read to me, read and play and read by myself, but the read to me option has no narration, it just rapidly turns the pages by itself. There are no interface elements, and tapping the screen does not call any up.
I'm still trying to figure out the purpose of the "read to me" option.
This book was great I loved it and so did the kids and wife. The reader did a great job. Love that it has some interaction with the kids also. Great job!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.