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The Going to Bed Book - Sandra Boynton

April 9, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

The Going to Bed Book is a perfect bedtime read created by Loud Crow, the same developer that made PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit. While it is interactive with subtle 'pop-up' style animations, it is short and accompanied by relaxing piano music that is ideal for settling down at nighttime. The print book, published in 1982, is also a chart topper with hundreds of 5-Star reviews at Amazon.com.

The book has a similar style to the Peter Rabbit ebook with lots of touchable elements that bounce slightly like a true pop-up book. There are also delightful touches, like water faucets that turn on and off, bubbles that float across the page to be popped with a tap, and even a foam that covers the screen after they brush their teeth (you wipe it away with your fingers). The features added are just enough to make the book engaging without overstimulating a child or overshadowing the storytelling.

The book is also 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. Overall this is a picture perfect bedtime book. It would have made the top of my Top 10 list for bedtime if I had just seen it in time. My highest recommendation.

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


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The Going to Bed Book - Sandra Boynton

April 9, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Sandra Boynton

Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: Yes

Age: 2 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
7 Pages


Story Synopsis - The Going to Bed Book - Sandra Boynton

The animals in this Sandra Boynton book are all getting ready for bed. First they watch the sun setting from their little arc before going downstairs to take a bath. After bathing, they hang up their towels and get their pajamas on before brushing their teeth. As the moon rises, they go up onto the roof to exercise. Then they slowly go back downstairs to get in bed, turning out the lights. The boat gently rocks back and forth, putting them all to sleep.



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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read Myself, Read to Me

App Release Date:


Size: 40.7 MB

Version: 1.2

Lite Version Available: No



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