This absolutely adorable storybook app by Allan Plenderleith stars a cute little chicken who cannot seem to lay her very own egg like all the other chickens on the farm. When a stone rolls into her nest after a hard rain, everything changes. Told with well paced narration and exceptionally polished animation and interactivity, this simple story will enchant the youngest readers and anyone young at heart.
As a digital app this title is very solidly made, although it's a bit sparse on settings. There is no way to turn off the narration for a 'read myself' mode, for instance (other than muting the device), no option for highlighting and not even a page guide to pick a favorite scene among the 40 pages. This is forgivable in such a lovely app, however parents may be less forgiving of the active links on the cover page to social media, the web and app store.
If the links that leave the app were removed and a few settings added, this would be a 5-Star review because the storytelling itself is as good as it gets. This is one of those books that children and adults will enjoy reading over and over. The storyline and artwork are pitch perfect, with an ending that will surprise and delight.
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4 - 6 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 8 +
This app tells the story of Flo, a little chicken who wants nothing more than to lay an egg, but nothing she tries works. But one night, a little rain changes everything ...