Handmade Mother Goose is an app that has a wonderful look and feel. Every page has interactive elements that animate 12 different familiar Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Hickory Dickory Dock has moveable clock hands and a squeaking mouse that bounces with realistic physics. And my favorite, Mary Mary quite contrary has a watering can you touch to shower her flowers with water.
This book is one of those that feels simultaneously like an old-fashioned book while adding the 'wow' factor that only the iPad can bestow. The pages are handcrafted with a layered look that has paper, felt and wood elements. There are also high quality sounds, including music and the talented narration of Charles Kriel.
The book is very solidly made with clear care to every detail, including the child-friendly settings. The book consists of a main page that frames each nursery rhyme. This 'frame' has turn buttons, a narration button and buttons for the dozen very short rhymes. Overall this is a charming, modern collection of Mother Goose. While it is quite short, it is equally sweet.
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Charles Kriel (narration)
3 - 6 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 4 - 8
Contains the following Mother Goose rhymes: Higgledy Piggledy, Hickory Dickory Dock, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Little Jack Horner, Old King Cole, Bye Baby Bunting, Humpty Dumpty, Pat-a-Cake, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Banbury Cross, To Market To Market