Based on Doors, a popular lift-the-flap print book, Roxie's Doors makes the digital transition so beautifully, it's hard to believe it wasn't originally designed for the iPad. There are over "50 flaps to lift & explore", bringing new discoveries on every page. The illustrations are delightful and so detailed that you notice something new with every re-reading.
The talented author/illustrator Roxie Munro brought the print book to children in 2004. I was not surprised to find all 5-Star reviews on Amazon.com for it, too. As a digital title, the book is lightly enhanced with animation, but the interactivity is the real star of this show! There are fun things to discover under every flap, making this a book that keeps kids very engaged. My little boy especially liked trying to find the apple on every page.
The book is also solidly made with simple arrow page turns and easy navigation with a drop down page guide. Narration is available from the author herself (a wonderful touch) and also from a male voice (called "dirk"). The page load is a little slow, but other than that this title is digital perfection.
Overall, this book app is fun, challenging even for adults and perfect for sharing or playing alone. Children will spend a lot of time pouring over the pages just like they would with a print lift-the-flap book. Only this one will never get dog-eared and start having flaps that won't go back down or get ripped off. A truly unique & wonderful app. My highest recommendation!
And you might also like OCG Studios other Roxie title, Roxie's a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure. [Click HERE for iTunes] It's also a chart topper & has made several of our top 10 lists!
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
10 - 15 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: Yes
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 4 - 10 +
This digital lift-the-flap book contains ten pages with 'hidden' items to find on every page. The pages include the following places: A Fire House, A Passenger Train, A Barn, A Doctor's Office, A Houseboat, A Refrigerator, An Auto Shop, A Dressing Room & A Space Ship