Sam and Ben
By InteractBooks LLC
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Sam and Ben are twins that are positively not like two peas in a pod. They look different, they act differently and when they see the same object their imaginations take off in different directions. But no matter how similar or different Sam and Ben are, the message of the story is clear- they are uniquely special and loved. This app transforms the book published by Pinwheel Books into an interactive, animated experience full of playful activities for little ones. Sam and Ben’s world comes to life with a simple touch of a finger: kids can create their own symphony by touching all of Sam and Ben’s instruments, or they can play with Sam and Ben’s toys by dragging them around the screen. Children can read the app by themselves, or hear it narrated to them. Enjoy activities that include coloring in the twins or dragging an object through a riddling maze. The app also has a matching game and a doodle pad where kids can create their very own illustrations.
“Sam and Ben is an amazing eBook app with a lovely story, solid lesson of acceptance and neat extras. ” - Best Apps for Kids
“This app is a gem among iPad delivered books and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this one up –particularly if you have twins in your friends and family circle!” - PadGadget
"Sam and Ben is a wonderfully written, interactive children’s book that keeps a young child entertained while they hear a positive message about family.” - The iPhoneMom
Brief critique: my only thought for improvement is perhaps the music that plays in the background during the narration could be looped in the background of the entire app itself, that way it could be a little more seamless during narration. Perhaps could be done and offered as an update?
Pros: Tremendous illustrations with a great story that is sure to entertain! The narration is solid and spot-on, and along with the activities, has much to offer! The app itself for "Sam and Ben" is well-made and this medium is perfect for picture books; I only see this medium growing. Very cool stuff indeed! Would like to see more come out from this company, author, illustrator and narrator!
This app is really well made. The story is engaging and teaches kids about family and the things that really matter, like loving each other. Sam and Ben and twins, but don't think this book is just for twins. We don't have twins and my 5year old loves this book. It has special activities at the end that she really enjoys, like a coloring page and a maze. The pages are very interactive, there are lots of hidden surprises on each page and you just have to keep tapping to find out. Overall one of m favorite kids apps I have bought. Can't wait to see more from this developer.
I just downloaded this interactive book and took a quick peek. I am impressed with the art, the interactive aspect, as well as the story!
My grandchildren will just love this. They aren't twins, but rather are "half siblings" and this will be wonderful for them! It's a great story about
how family, no matter how the family "comes together" family is VERY important, and that even though we are all so different, we are all alike!
I can't wait for the grandkids to read it! And I will love reading it along with them!
- Category: Books
- Released: Feb 20, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 154 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: InteractBooks LLC
- © 2012 InteractBooks, LLC.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.