Written and illustrated by Mike Austin in conjunction with Ruckus Media Group, A Present for Milo is a new interactive childrens’ storybook for iPad. A charming story about a cat-and-mouse chase, A Present for Milo is suitable for children of all ages.
While the book itself is reasonably short, there is a lot of depth and opportunity for re-readability to be found, as different characters and objects on every page can be tapped to initiate surprise animations – of which there are over 125! These animations make A Present for Milo truly interactive and allow the child to engage more with the story. In many cases, there is more than one animation available for each character, and you can tap to view them all.
A Present for Milo features bright and colorful illustrations throughout and each page is fully narrated, with clear and easy-to-read text that appears in sync with the audio. Moving through the book is easy, and you simply swipe your finger across the screen to move backwards and forwards. A home icon on each page allows you to jump back to the start at any time.
With over 80 tappable objects and characters, A Present for Milo is one of the most interactive children’s books on the app store and a truly fun read for young kids.
A Present for Milo [iTunes Link] is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.