Bobo is a young boy peering into the night sky at the moon. He loves her and wants to find a way up there to tell her so. With light animation and creative interactivity, this storybook brings a delightful story to life in your child's hands. It also features great narration and relaxing background music that makes this a bedtime treat for little ones.
Each page has great plot-related interactivity, like dragging Bobo's arms upward (see them stretch), shaking the iPad to tilt the moon, or moving Bobo up a rope to climb. There are some slightly animated elements to go with the interactions, but nothing too stimulating or distracting to the storyline.
The book is also solidly made with nice settings that include a page guide and even hints to find all the interactive elements. Page turn is by tapping the folded corner at the bottom of the page, which can be difficult for little fingers at times. The text is in a clear, easy to read font, although it does not highlight as narrated.
Overall this is a stunning little digital book with gorgeous illustrations and a heart-warming story that will appeal to both children and adults. With minimalist line drawings and beautiful background music, this sweet story will capture your heart, just as the moon has captured Bobo's! Highly recommended.
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
Marta Mancusi/Wiley Jackson (narration)
8 - 12 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 3 - 9
Bobo is a little boy who is enchanted by the moon in the night sky. He wants some way to get up to the moon to tell her he is in love with her. He imagines lots of ways to try to reach the moon, but it is just too high in the sky. Soon his mom tells him that you can't climb or jump or even fly with a balloon to reach the moon, but there have been a few men who have walked on her surface. So Bobo decides he is going to grow up to be an astronaut.