This is an adorable re-telling of The Night Before Christmas, starring Violet (aka Phantom Girl). Like other titles in the Violet series by Allison Keeme & My Black Dog Books, this title has unique interactivity that is almost more like a 'lift the flap' book. Tap the stockings or presents in Santa's bag to see what is inside. The detail & whimsy of these interactive 'discoveries' makes this book a hit with readers young and old alike. Hints for interactive elements are in the form of small yellow dotted lines around the images. There are also some 'hidden' elements that have sound effects to trigger with a tap. Overall a top notch title and our highest rated version of this classic tale!
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.
Black Dog Books, LLC
8 - 10 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 3 - 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