Mutant ABC's is a cute Alphabet book staring crazy cartoon letters. The illustrations are expressive and engaging, with monster-shaped ABCs with feet, hands, crazy mouths and eyes that dart to and fro. My little boy enjoyed this app so much he was a ball of giggles.
The audio narration is distorted in a fun way, although this could be a difficulty for very young children learning basic articulation. Each letter also features a cute mystery envelope. Tap on the envelope to see a word that starts with that letter and accompanying image. It features a tiny bit of animation (limited to eyeballs moving) and simple settings, like page-turn arrows (shaped like puddles), a home button and narration that is triggered by tapping on a dialogue bubble.
Overall, this is a nice little digital ABC book that is sure to engage young listeners. We did have to re-start the app a couple times when it froze up, but this could easily be fixed in a future update. For an alphabet app, this one is sure to please little ones, though. There isn't much of a story, beyond the introduction about the 'alien' letters landing on earth, but Ferguson's illustrations are more than enough to make this worth a download.
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3 - 5 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 6
"Once upon a time, a spaceship full of mutant aliens crash landed on our planet. Luckily, they were all shaped like the letters in our alphabet. So, they have decided to help teach earth's children their ABCs. Yay!" begins this little digital ABC book. All 26 letters are featured, along with one word and image to go with each letter. A for Apple, B for Book, C for Cake and so on ...