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Christmas Eve - Santa's storybook for kids

November 22, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

An original tale about a child trying to prove Santa is real ...

This is an adorable original story about a little girl working hard to prove that Santa is real. Santa takes a picture to prove he is real to the little girl's mom, although the results are not quite what the little girl expects. Like other titles from So Ouat, this one is not interactive within the storybook (all interactivity is in the extras) but has top notch animation with autoplay mode as the only setting. Overall this is a captivating storybook to share with children this holiday season although not one easy to set up for silent reading.

Note for parents: There are Facebook and Twitter icons that literally bounce, alongside icons of the developer's other apps that scroll constantly along the bottom of the title page - enticing youngsters. If you tap on any of the links, there is at least a warning asking you if you want to proceed, but these elements did give me pause as a parent.

This title is one of over two dozen titles briefly reviewed for a special post in our blog for the winter holidays, 2011.

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


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Christmas Eve - Santa's storybook for kids

November 22, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Chocolapps SAS

Length (time):
12 - 14 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 9

English • French •

Length (pages):
36 Pages


Story Synopsis - Christmas Eve - Santa's storybook for kids

There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read, Extras, Pictures, Age Setting, Links to: Facebook, Twitter, AppStore, Email

App Release Date:


Size: 135.4 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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