Since the iPad has launched, exciting applications and new ways of reading have become possible. I had the opportunity to review Sneak a Snack by Mario Brodeur, which takes advantage of this new technology. From the moment you open the book, start tilting the iPad to see more of the room. The story is engaging and can be narrated or read alone. Press items in the story for interesting and exciting surprises. The artwork is colorful and realistic. The story moves along in a movie-like fashion. A young boy is the story narrator and easy to understand. He uses various voices for his pets and is very amusing. This app provided many reads and much laughter with my grandchildren. There is a unique character to this app that keeps children interested. The story includes a cute mystery. Find out the solution to the mystery by getting your copy in the App Store today. English/French
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This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on August 2, 2013. Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps.
The author of this post, Ann Francis, is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad. Visit Ann at iPadBrainology.
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15 - 20 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: Yes
Age: 3 - 8
English • French • Spanish •
Thanks to the video game "techno-magic", Sneak a Snack is an original story in which illustrations are brought to life. Immerse yourself in this 3D world and help Alex solve the mystery of his giant snack gone missing. Find out who from the three suspects covered with overwhelming evidence commited this funny crime!
*WARNING* this book app contains a high level of Fun-N-Magic which everybody knows is the best medication to relieve from everyday's stress. Prescription : for children from 2 to 99 years old, consume without any moderation! :-) [Source: iTunes]