From the Rabbit Ears collection, based on a print/VHS series from the 1980's, this version of The Night Before Christmas has a video of the story with celebrity narration. There is also an option to read the storybook or narrate it yourself. In video mode, the highlight is great narration (by none other than Meryl Streep) and wonderful background music. There is no text to follow along with in video mode, but otherwise this is a delightful and solidly made storybook app perfect for holiday reading & watching.
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.
Clement Clarke Moore
Ruckus Media Group
20 - 22 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: Yes
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
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