This highly interactive book app features engaging ways to draw the reader into the story. Young readers will enjoy spinning the globe, blowing into the microphone and shaking the device, among other tappable elements to discover a world of edutainment within this storytelling app. The plot is simple and fable-like, centered on two store owners who are convinced that one very cute kitten belongs to them alone. In true feline fashion, the cat has been eating twice for every meal and loving it, until he gets sick and the vet discovers his double-life. The two shop keepers battle for this kitty's affections but in the end they discover the joy of sharing much more than a treasured pet.
While this app is light on settings (a page guide is sufficient for navigation), and a bit touchy at times, the true scope of the interactive elements alongside this nicely crafted story makes it well worth a download. Children will delight at the chance to play with exceptional enhancements like rain & sun that appear on different days of the week or spinning dials to play tug-of-war. Narration is lovely, in a british accent, although no highlighting. Ultimately, the endless supply on innovative interactivity makes this an app that begs to be reread & replayed often.
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chi kin cheong
8 - 12 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 4 - 9
English • French • Spanish •German •Italian •Japanese •Dutch •
A small town with many shops gets a welcome visitor who befriends more than one store owner. This kitten manages to eat meals twice instead of just once until the store owners discover his double life and begin to fight over the little cat. Soon a flood comes and in the end, the battle is won with cooperation.