This lightly animated and interactive book by Jason Harris features great illustrations and a fun, rhyming story about a crow that cannot stop eating. He misses his flock as they are flying south, growing larger and larger in size until he can scarcely move. When a hungry fox happens upon him, the greedy crow tries to change his ways ... but will it be in time?
This short, but engaging story includes some hidden settings, like a page guide & home button (double tap to reveal them); even narration is hard to figure out at first, but you simply tap on each section to hear it read. The app also includes a way to record your own narration, a nice addition. The voice-over included is lovely, although it does not highlight as read. Numerous links do leave the app, a hazard for young children. We recommend putting these links in a parent section, if included at all. While simplistic, this story can be a good conversation starter about over-eating, over-consumption and obesity. Overall, this is a lovely title that readers aged 3-8 will enjoy.
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6 - 8 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 3 - 8
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