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Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book

August 13, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book is a traditional retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It is lightly animated and filled with delightful interactive elements. The story itself is reinforced through a variety of activities, including tapping on each part of the wolf (in grandma clothing) to move the storyline along. The app includes the story in 3 languages: English, French & German.

The interactive elements really stand out in this title, giving children interesting things to play with on every 2nd or 3rd page. The pages in between are just text, accompanied by nice narration. Background music also plays, with a setting to turn it off (which you will probably do after a few re-readings because it is on a rather annoying loop).

The text is probably the thing I liked least about this book. It is much too busy, with multiple colors in a block style that uses decorative characters in the spaces between lines. I found it very distacting and would rather have simple, easier to read text that highlights as narrated. The pages in between, with the 3D elements, also felt less-than-polished to my eye, with clunky, pixelated animations.

But when it comes to the target audience, this a fun retelling of the classic tale of a little girl, her grandma & a wolf. It is very engaging for kids, with lots of diverse activities that enhance the overall storytelling. While not entirely a hit with this mom, it has been a consistent favorite of my little boy. It's a great title, just not a book most adults will want to stick around for at storytime.

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Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book

August 13, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Brother's Grimm

Developer:
StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Length (time):
12 - 15 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: Yes

Age: 4 - 9

Languages:
English • French • Spanish •German •Italian •

Length (pages):
24 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Grimm's Red Riding Hood ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book

The plot of this version of little red riding hood follows the traditional storyline, with the little girl taking a 'basket of goodies' to her grandmother (who in this story is sick with the flu). The wolf gets to grandma's house early and eats her, of course. Then dresses in her clothes and tricks little red into thinking he has such big ears so he can hear her better ... etc. The woodcutter passing by saves them all by opening the wolf up with scissors.

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, Auto-Play, Music On/Off, Links to Web, Email, FB, Twitter, App Store

App Release Date:
2011-07-07

 






Size: 94.69 MB

Version: 1.0.0

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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