My Mom's the Best is a lightly animated and interactive app based on the popular print title, "My Mum's the Best" (published in Australia in 2007), by Rosie Smith with adorable illustrations from Brian Whatley. It features lovely narration and lots of fun sound effects. Even the youngest children will enjoy this simple storybook, although adults will also be touched by its subltle message of mother-child affection. Includes mothers from all parts of the animal kingdom (Bears, Dogs, Penguins, Fish, Monkeys, Seals, Parrots, Frogs, Elephants, Bats & Hippos). The illustrations and text go together seamlessly in this well-produced digital publication.
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Rosie Smith/Bruce Whatley
Snappyant Pty. Ltd.
4 - 8 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: Yes
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 8
English • Spanish •
My Mom’s the Best app is a simple, humorous depiction of baby animals celebrating what they love about their mums. Bruce Whatley's illustrations are brought to life through interactive animations that children will love, while Rosie Smith's story is enhanced with music, sounds of the wild and an amusing narration by Shawn Makris.
Age appropriate for children ages 2+, My Mom’s the Best is suitable for children to play and listen to independently, or as a lovely way to share storytime and laugh with you. Touch the cuddling bears and see how the mother squeezes a little tighter; see the mother dogs’ long and sloppy tongue licking her pup, the dancing hippos, and crazy singing mother bird will make you laugh out loud and sing along to the music. [Source: iTunes]