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Rescue Helicopter HD

April 24, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Become the driver of a rescue helicopter!

"It's time to take off, up, up, and away!" ... your mission is to explore the skies and help people. This app is very fun for kids, shown through a window that looks like a helicopter control-panel looking out into the wild blue yonder. Readers can play with the controls, moving the levers to maneuver the copter through crowded skies. Beautifully enhanced and full of engaging interactivity, this is one app that toddlers, preschoolers and anyone in the under six set will truly love.

Every other scene has text explaining the mission of the pilot... on the scenes in between this text, the reader is challenged to move their vehicle across the page using the control panel. This lovely framing of every page makes this book app super special - giving the sense to readers of being inside a flying machine, controlling its movement.

Overall, this title is a wonderful collaboration between TouchyBooks & Top That Publishing. It is solidly made and full of fun, educational interactivity. Text doesn't highlight as narrated (unfortunately), but otherwise this is a solidly made app with ample settings to navigate the book, adjust sound effects and set up for reading silently. Recommended!

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


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Rescue Helicopter HD

April 24, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Top That! Publishing

Length (time):
6 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 7

English • Spanish •German •

Length (pages):
22 Pages


Story Synopsis - Rescue Helicopter HD

Explore the skies as the pilot of a rescue helicopter! Help a man on a cruise ship that has been bitten by a shark, venture inside a cave, and even navigate around a city-scape of tall buildings. But the ultimate job for a copter pilot is to bring patients to the hospital. Move your copter through scenes on every other page that allow lots of exploration. Use the levers, buttons, wheels and dials to see the helicopter move.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Page Guide, Effects On/Off, Help, Home, Links to: Web, 

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Size: 16.59 MB

Version: 1.0.1

Lite Version Available: No



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