Astrojammies is well-requested at bedtime by my little astronaut, so maybe yours will like it too? Traveling along with Jimmy, the little boy in star-covered jammies, is a real treat in this imaginative book. Shake the iPad on the first page and Jimmy's jammies shimmer with stars (lock the screen orientation first, though).
As the book continues, the reader can interact by spinning Jimmy, flicking him around the universe, making him dodge comets, tapping on a rocket that takes off, touching a planet that oozes or revealing a space baboon's face on a planet. But by far my favorite page is the one where several planets hover calmly ... until you touch them or move the iPad, then they literally sing in different chords with beautiful, crisp sound.
This app is actually very peaceful overall, despite all the interactivity, making it a great choice for pajama storytime, too. It also features an original musical track that is lovely & soft. The soothing narration is paired with beautiful, hand drawn artwork, making this otherwise modern book feel like a classic bedtime read.
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
2 - 10 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 3 - 8 +
Jimmy is a little boy with magical jammies covered in stars. He lies on his floor imagining all sorts or things that might be in outer space. He starts by pulling his hoodie down and spinning until he is dizzy ... then his imagination takes him into outer-space where he becomes an astronaut.
He bounces around the universe, dodges comets, visits an icky planet made of 'goo', encounters a musical solar system, and then blasts off like a rocket past a planet that turns out to be a space baboon (tap the planet to see the baboon's face).
Soon Jimmy is weary and eager to get home, so he spins in space with his hoodie pulled down again until he is dizzy ... winding up right back on the floor of his room, cozy and safe for bedtime.