This is a solidly made app from XIMAD with physics-based elements on every page. The traditional English song/poem about gifts given over twelve days of Christmas is presented over 12 pages with nice background music but no narration (or singing). It is a festive little book to share during the holidays with unique and enchanting interactivity. Each page is filled with things that move & sway with the iPad's movement, along with lots of fun things to tap and play with while reading. The illustrations are rich in detail & color. Some interactive elements may distract young children from the story at times, but overall this is a lovely title. This app would also be useful for singing along or teaching children the words to this traditional Christmas song.
This title is one of over two dozen titles briefly reviewed for a special post in our blog for the winter holidays, 2011.
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
6 - 8 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 4 - 9
There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011