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Riley and the Magical Laundry Basket

October 28, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A short but magical trip for a toddler ...

This is a short but very cute little book app about a little boy that takes a imaginary trip in a laundry basket while his mother is doing household chores. He imagines he is flying in his basket to a world where a queen rules over a cupcake palace. He sees fairies, dinosaurs and monkeys that guard the gates before returning home to find the laundry done and cupcakes ready from his mother's oven.

This book features very light animation and several fun interactive elements on each page that consist primarily of new dialogue from the story's characters. The story is quite short, making it suitable for bedtime reading or discussion afterward about how a child might imagine their own 'laundry basket' adventure.

The app is solidly made with simple swipe style page turning and an easy to read font. There is only one setting, for narration to be turned off or on, but with a title this short, even a page guide seems somewhat unnecessary. My only complaint with this title is really that it is over almost as soon as it's begun. I look forward to more in-depth stories about Riley's adventures since this app features a lot of fun elements like great storytelling and nice illustrations.

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Riley and the Magical Laundry Basket

October 28, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Chris Danielson/Nina Rouselle De Polonia

Danielson, Inc

Length (time):
2 - 4 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
10 Pages


Story Synopsis - Riley and the Magical Laundry Basket

Riley is a little boy with a vivid imagination. While his mother does household chores, he lets his imagination run wild. He sits in the laundry basket and imagines that he has flown to the gates of a magic kingdom. A monkey lets him into the 'cupcake palace' where he explores a land of fairies and dinosaurs before finding the Queen. When he returns from his magical journey he tells his mom all about it. She listens patiently and then tells him the real cupcakes she's been baking are ready (and the laundry is done).


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Narration On/Off

App Release Date:


Size: 41.73 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No



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