Who Stole The Moon?: Written iPad App Review
We tend to see a lot of electronic children’s literature here at the iPhone App Review, and for this we’re rather thankful. We love the genre as a whole, and occasionally an app floats across our desk that absolutely blows us out of the water. In today’s review, we’re looking at just such a title. It’s called Who Stole the Moon? by WindyPress, and it’s simply one of the best (if not the best) children’s eBooks we’ve ever seen on the iPhone and iPad. For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break.
Concept and Functionality
As you might expect, Who Stole The Moon? behaves more or less exactly like an eBook aught to. It contains a story, a multitude of pages, and some simple controls by which to navigate through them. These controls have even been optimized for the iPhone and iPad, helping you and your children use them no matter what size your digits clock in at.
However, the app isn’t just an ordinary eBook. Rather, it’s full of games, interactive elements, fun narration, and bits-to-touch. All of this adds up to an wholly immersive atmosphere that coincides well with the story of the book. The story, we feel we should mention, follows the exploits of a child named Bertie, as he looks for the animal that stole the moon. Along the way your child will get to meet several members of the animal kingdom, interact with them, and ultimately discover exactly what’s happened to the moon. It’s great fun, and even the writing is solid. Overall, we cannot praise the concept and smooth running of Who Stole The Moon? enough.
Design and Artwork
All of that is great, though, but what we’re most concerned with when reviewing a children’s eBook are the looks. And thankfully, Who Stole The Moon? has passed all our tests with flying colors. The app is unbelievably gorgeous, and we truly do mean that. Every aspect of each page can be tapped or prodded in some way to achieve a reaction, and this is marvelous. Furthermore, the interactive games are hand drawn to perfection, the narration is professional, and the colors are warm and inviting. It’s a stunning work of art, and it rivals any traditionally printed eBook on shelves today. In other words, we can’t not look at this app. In fact, we’d say you’ll be just as entertained as your children.
The app happens to be a rather pricy five bucks (pricy for an application, that is) which may put you off. However, considering the fact that five dollars is about three times less the price of a traditional children’s book, we promise you’ll find a mountain of value in Who Stole The Moon?. It’s a beautiful work with a heartwarming story, a great interface, and more than enough entertainment value for your child. Get it now, and we promise you won’t regret it.
Who Stole the Moon? requires iOS 4.3 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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