Our Overall rating: 4.75
sold gold rating starsold gold rating starsold gold rating starsold gold rating star3/4 gold rating star more...

Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

July 15, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Blue Hat, Green Hat is another hit by Loud Crow, the same developer that made The Going to Bed Book and the PopOut series. While it is interactive with subtle 'pop-up' style animations, it is also short enough (and accompanied by relaxing piano music) to make it appropriate for settling down at nighttime. However, this title has a lot for kids to play with, too, making it great for any time of day. The print book, published in 1984, is also a chart topper with nearly a hundred 5-Star reviews at Amazon.com.

This app has a similar style to the other Boynton book apps, with lots of touchable elements that bounce slightly like a true pop-up book. There are also delightful touches, like animals that walk off the page, drawers that 'slide' open to reveal colorful clothes, and even an ending with the characters splashing into a pool. The features added are just enough to make the book engaging without overstimulating a child or overshadowing the storytelling.

The 'story' follows four animals wearing colorful clothes, only the turkey doesn't seem to be able to get any of his accessories quite right. He stands in his hat, puts his shirt on over his legs and socks on his hands. Each page has delightful narration by Billy Kramer with highlighting (or tap any word to hear it again).

The text is simple but engaging, describing each animal's clothing, like "red shirt, blue shirt, yellow shirt" and then when it gets to the turkey it says 'OOPS'. Tapping the 'OOPS' causes the turkey to drop the item (or showers the screen with even more loose items). All the 'loose' clothes on every page can be played with indefinitely, responding to touch and movement of the device. On the page with the drawers, you can even change the turkey's clothes and hear each item described, nicely reinforcing the names of the colors and clothing items.

This book app is also extremely well made with simple settings and easy page turning - an intuitive experience that makes you almost forget you are turning digital and not real pages. I am also delighted to find NO links that lead outside the apps by Loud Crow (something that is becoming increasingly rare in kids apps). Overall this is a picture perfect toddler book. It is also a treat for older and learner readers. There is something for everyone to 'ooh and aah' about and lots of giggles after every 'OOPS.'

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


Continue to star ratings »»

Your Vote

Back to Top

Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

July 15, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

Continue to story synopsis »»

Back to Top

Sandra Boynton

Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

Length (time):
6 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: Yes

Age: 2 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
9 Pages


Story Synopsis - Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

The animals in this Sandra Boynton book are getting dressed in a most colorful way. There are four animals: Elephant, Bear, Moose & Turkey. Each animal wears one of four colors of clothing (blue, green, red & yellow) and tries on all the basic clothing items, including: hats, shirts, pants, coat, socks and shoes. The turkey, however, cannot seem to get his clothing on the right part of his body. He stands in his hat, puts his pants on his head, etc. After every oops, the items float around the screen for playtime and exploring the names of colors and clothing.


Continue to screen shots »»

Back to Top

Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read Myself, Read to Me, Page Re-Set

App Release Date:


Size: 28.7 MB

Version: 1.2

Lite Version Available: Yes



Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

Continue to videos »»

Back to Top

Other Apps from Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

Back to Top

Other Apps with similar ratings.

Back to Top

Series - Barnyard Dance - Boynton

Stomp your feet! Clap your hands! Everybody ready for a BARNYARD DANCE! Loud Crow Interactive and Boynton Moo Media proudly present a terrifically interactive musical version of Sandra Boynton’s muc...

Back to Top

Videos - Blue Hat, Green Hat - Boynton

Back to Top