The Tree I See: The Giving Tree With a Modern Facelift

Price: $3.99

The Tree I See: iPhone App Video and Written Review

The Tree I See for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

As far as we’re concerned, one of the coolest things about mobile technology like the iPhone and iPad is its potential to educate our youth and youngsters. We love getting to see so many applications aimed at children and toddlers, especially those that teach our kids something they’ll carry for the rest of their lives. As such, we’re more than proud to introduce you today to The Tree I See by developer Adrian Books. The app arrives at our doorstep with a great look, a great message, and a great interface to tie it all together. So if you’re looking for a new eBook style application to give to your child, look no further than our full review of The Three I See resting just below beyond the break!

Concept and Functionality

When we talk about applications aimed at children, we really tend to talk about two distinct groups: First, we see a lot of applications that act like mini-game compilations, each designed to teach your child a useful skill, like math. The other category is our favorite, and its a digital rendition of the classic storybook platform for the iPhone or iPad. The Three I See fits squarely into the latter category, and it also happens to be one of our all-time favorites.

The app features the story of a young boy and a young tree, both growing and changing with the seasons. Your child will watch as the tree slowly learns to give back to those in the woodland community, helping out the animals that live there in a very endearing way. Your child will see all of this through lively animations and beautiful narration, as well as storytelling. And with a true eBook format, they can even flick through the pages as they’re being read to.

Design and Graphics

The Tree I See for iPhone

The Tree I See for iPhone

When we’re reviewing a new children’s application on the iPhone or iPad, one of the areas we give the most attention to are the graphics. Thankfully, though, The Three I See delivers in absolute spades. The app is lush with vibrant artwork, brilliant designs, and unbelievable animations. Each page comes with an un-ending animations set that will keep your child entertained while the narrator dishes out the story. All in all, we see no reason to believe that your child won’t be enthralled from beginning to end with The Three I See, and that’s as it should be.

Overall Value

At first blush, The Three I See may seem a tad expensive, clocking in at four dollars in the App Store. However, considering a traditional children’s book will cost upwards of five times that, four dollars is hardly so much to ask for The Three I See. And with a story that’s heartwarming, graphics that are incredible, and a message that’s timeless, it’s certainly a value as far as we’re concerned.

The Tree I SeeThe Tree I See requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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  1. […] “a story that’s heartwarming, graphics that are incredible, and a message that’s timeless, it’s certainly a value as far as we’re concerned.” – The iPhone App Review […]

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