The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is an Allegorical Story for Children

 

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The Terrifying Building in Eyeville: Written iPad App Review

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

As parents, sometimes it can be extremely difficult to explain certain life situations to children. Occasionally it’s best to give kids a chance to understand these situations themselves by learning about them from a story.

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville, developed by Joel Grondrup, is a new storybook app that helps teach children about the effects of cancer in a subtle, yet understandable way.

Concept and Functionality:

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is probably one of the most unique storybook apps I’ve encountered. The topic of cancer is often extremely difficult to explain to children, and to see a story that does so in a subtle but understandable way is nothing short of incredible. The story is about a little guy named Kanser who ruins the pristine city of Eyeville by uncontrollably constructing a horrendous building that eventually drives citizens out of town.

While I won’t spoil the storyline by revealing all ofthe details, I will say that the symbolism in The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is extremely strong and deep. Though it might not be clearly obvious to young children as to what the story is about, they’ll definitely understand once it’s explained to them. Even though the story is somewhat sad and dark at certain points, it does end on a positive and uplifting note.

There are three different ways to read The Terrifying Building in Eyeville. You can choose to have kids read the book via text, have it read to them via narration, or both. The narrated version is very easy to understand and follow along with, and I would rate the reading level is advanced elementary.

Features: 

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Of all the things I love about The Terrifying Building in Eyeville, I’d have to say that my favorite part of the storybook is the illustration quality. Many parts of the book are animated, adding a whole new dimension of life to the story. There’s also a separate page on the book’s main screen which allows kids to quickly access the biographies of characters who are featured in The Terrifying Building in Eyeville.

One thing I do want to mention about The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is a technical detail. Though the app is initially a 46 MB download, you’ll need to download an additional 150 MB of data. This means the app will take up a little less than 200 MB of space on your device. while this isn’t an unusual characteristic of interactive storybooks, it’s best to not be taken by surprise if your device doesn’t have enough free space to download the entire app.

Value: 

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville can be downloaded from the App Store for only $0.99 and is universally compatible with both iPad and iPhone. This is definitely a wonderful way to explain the topic of cancer to children, and I definitely recommend it to every parent.

terrible_building_eyeville.jpgThe Terrifying Building in Eyeville is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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