Our Overall rating: 3.75
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Christmas Tale HD

November 23, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A simple story with tons of interactive elements to play with ...

This is a unique and very interactive read & play title with light animation and some great features. It includes a countdown clock that shows the number of days 'til Christmas and even a 'wish list' you can fill out and email to Santa (or anyone else). Unfortunately as a free app it includes a banner ad at the bottom, although an in-app purchase can turn this off. There is also very little connection between the interactive elements and the story, but children are unlikely to complain as they find hundreds of images that bounce, make noise and generally amuse.

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.

 







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Christmas Tale HD

November 23, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Unknown

Developer:
TabTale LTD

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
Yes

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
10 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Christmas Tale HD

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

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Auto-Play, Page Guide, Links to: AppStore, Email

App Release Date:
2010-11-19

 






Size: 16.55 MB

Version: 1.4

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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