Winken, Blinken and Nod
By Larva Labs Ltd.
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Winken, Blinken and Nod is the first iPad book that can hear you speak! Just read the story and watch the animations follow along with your voice. Read with your child and let them touch and shake the screen while the story moves along. All the art has been created from real paper by former Martha Stewart Kids art director, Robin Rosenthal, then carefully animated with smooth, realistic motion and lots of cute effects. Winken, Blinken and Nod has become a fun part of our families’ nightly reading and we can’t wait for you to experience it with your family too.
Learn more and see a demo video at http://larvalabs.com/wb/
Note: To those of you in the comments who experienced a crash please email us and we'll help. All the reports so far have been from people running the beta iPad OS which we cannot address yet, so please don't give us bad ratings if you're on beta OS. Thanks!
Awful voice recognition!!!!! This does not work well at all! Storytelling ends up story shouting at the top of your voice with your mouth on the microphone to try to get the stupid program to pick up the voice. Even when shouting most pages needed to be read over more than 10 time for the book to progress to the next page. How stupid to make an app that cannot be progressed to the next page with the touch of a finger. If it does not pick up your voice you are stuck! Eventually, said FORGET IT and close out the app. Not surprising that something so messed up and brainless would come from Martha Stewart people!! It made what was supposed to be a peaceful storytelling experience into a screaming session! What a JOKE!!!!
Half way to dreamy
Wynken, Blinken & Nod is close to my heart so I was excited to see the app even though my child is over 5' tall these days. First the bad: as others point out, the voice recognition is hit or miss. You can tap each word to move the story forward so it still is readable. I would have endured that but even more disappointing to me was the fact that two whole verses of the original by Eugene Field have been cut. The good: The art and concept are lovely. With some work it could be more star than herring. The verdict: hasn't quite sailed home yet.
Where's the last stanza.
I grew up with this poem and was excited to find this app so I could share it with my daughter. It truly is a wonderful app. However, you left out the last stanza of the poem which explains the imagery in the poem as well as connects mother with child. Truly disappointed with that. Would have rated 5 stars if the poem was complete. If anyone wants to read the last stanza, just google the title and you will find it.