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Gidget Has a Glitch

September 23, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

This is a short and simple storybook for young readers about a boy and his best friend, a robot named Gidget. The two are inseparable until one day Gidget gets broken. The little boy fixes the robot, giving Gidget Has a Glitch a happy ending. This title is lightly animated with simple movements that can be triggered with a tap. It is just the right amount of enhancement for bedtime reading.

Young readers will appreciate the simple words and easy to read font that highlights as narrated. You can also tap any word to hear it read aloud. The book also has nice background music that can be turned off. The app is solidly made with a home button and simple settings for reading with and without narration.

Overall this is a short but sweet little book app that will please robot lovers. It is nicely narrated and features crisp computer graphics. The cute storyline doesn't have a lot of complexity, making this title perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and young readers.

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


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Gidget Has a Glitch

September 23, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Gwen von Harten/Fernanda Frick Hassenberg

Bright Bunny

Length (time):
4 - 6 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 6

English •

Length (pages):
19 Pages


Story Synopsis - Gidget Has a Glitch

A boy named Erik decides to create a 'best friend' robot he names Gidget. Gidget & Erik do everything together, like brushing their teeth, flying around the moon, exploring the jungle and fighting crime. But one day Gidget is broken. Erik does everything he can to fix his friend, including putting a ruby heart inside Gidget's control panel. And it works! The two friends hug. The end.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, Sound On/Off, Links to: Web, AppStore, FB/Twitter, Email

App Release Date:


Size: 17.3 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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