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Wuwu & Co. - A magical picture book

March 8, 2016

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A unique storytelling experience!

Welcome to Wuwu's adventure! This lovely app was a CYBILS short-list nominee for best book app in 2015. Pick up this book and explore, like a window on a storytelling world. This app is an exceptional example of digital innovation. The story begins with simple text and narration (no highlighting word-for-word) but this is just the beginning of your adventure.

On the next page, the reader is instructed to 'pick up the book and look around'. Doing so with the iPad is ingenious, showing off the rooms of the house as the device is shifted, pointing into many creative spaces within the scene. Look above, below and behind you to reveal the whole space as if you were standing in the middle of it with a narrow scope. It's just shy of the experience with google glasses!

But then, a door in the scene has a knock! Find key and open the door to a world outside the house and the beginning of a grand adventure. Text is regularly interspersed with tasks to accomplish in new scenes, all full of interactive delights that draw the reader into the story. This is simply an enthralling app from beginning to end. Young readers will enjoy helping Wuwu and her friends on this epic adventure!

 Highly recommended!

This app has been thoroughly evaluated by our staff. Please click on the 'star ratings' tab above, to see how it fared in all nine of our rating categories. See synopsis tab for more details about the storyline.

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Wuwu & Co. - A magical picture book

March 8, 2016

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Step In Books

Developer:
Step In Books ApS

Length (time):
20 - 30 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 6 - 12 +

Languages:
English • French • Spanish •German •

Length (pages):
18 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Wuwu & Co. - A magical picture book

From iTunes:

Wuwu & Co. is an award winning, interactive children's book that offers you a magical way of experiencing the story.

*** BEST NORDIC CHILDREN'S GAME ***
*** CHILDREN'S TECH REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD ***
*** BEST ORIGINAL LANGUAGE GAME ***

Wuwu & Co. is a premium app with no ads or in-app purchases. This is handmade digital Danish design.

"It is the coldest winter in two thousand years. Wuwu and her friends in the forest have come to the Little Red House, to ask for your help ... " Thus starts the story of the five friendly creatures from the forest. Read the rest by yourself or have it read aloud.

"a magical picture book full of wintry Nordic fairytales"
- BoingBoing (App of the week Sept. 2015)

"Ready for something completely different?"
- Children's Tech Review (Editor's Choice Award 2015)

"A delightful excursion into a magical land of hand-drawn doodles"
- Danish Game Awards 2015 (Best Original Language Game)

"Wuwu & Co. lets children take control of the story and explore both the inside and outside of the game world.”
- Nordic Game Awards 2015 (Best Nordic Children's Game)

"Particularly innovative and engaging"
- 5/5 - Madhouse Family Reviews

“Sets completely new standards for Children's digital literature” 
- 6/6 - Jyllands-Posten

"Nothing has been made like this before, everything will be like this in the future"
- 20/20 - Super-Julie.fr

5 SURPRISINGLY ENGAGING STORIES
- SHOUT to wake up Everett’s siblings from their long slumber
- USE the camera to light up Storm's snow lanterns
- SHAKE your device to get the snow of the big pinecone tree to help Thit Maya
- FIND Pruney’s lost items in the forest, to get him through the cold winter
- HELP Wuwu get the fish back to her fishing place, so she can eat again.

You can read or listen to the story about Wuwu and her friends when your device is lying down like a book, but when it is held upright it suddenly becomes a magical window into the fantastic forest where stories unfold. Here you can experience the fabulously illustrated world, while you are using your device in various ways to help Wuwu's friends.

 

 

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Orientation: Portrait

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, Language, Menu, Home, Credits, Links: None

App Release Date:
2014-12-21

 






Size: 110.65 MB

Version: 1.3

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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