Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night is a sweet book featuring very light animation and simple interactivity that is well tailored to the storyline. Crisp, colorful illustrations with lots of fun details will appeal to children as the nice narration highlights along with the text. The storyline is simple but charming, as the reader gathers items (happy dreams) to deliver to each of the animals (who are having trouble sleeping). Interactivity is perfect for little ones and is not activated until narration ends. A great length and topic for bedtime, although activity apps can be a distraction for young children at night. A page guide would be a nice addition, but parents will be pleased to find no links that leave this title.
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Alexis H. Purcell/Allison Keeme
4 - 6 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: Yes
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 5 +
It's nighttime and everyone in the house is fast asleep....except for some of the animal friends! They need our help! This peaceful and imaginative storybook app invites the reader to comfort their animal friends to go to sleep by making a wish upon a special twinkling star.
“Twinkle, twinkle, in the night
Shine on us with all your might
Happy dreams are what we seek
To help our friends fall fast asleep”