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iStory Anna, the Princess Rose

May 7, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A fun princess story with stickers ...

This short but sweet story is about a princess who lives in a kingdom full of rose bushes that bloom year-round. Princess Anna is trying to get one particularly stubborn bush to bloom when she falls asleep. What happens when she wakes up is a fragrant mystery. This simple storybook is not enhanced with animation but does have a unique and engaging interactive interface. Every page includes a selection of stickers to add more detail to the scene. The stickers are delightful, featuring the same expressive and quirky illustrations that make this book a visual treat for readers ages 4-8. There is no page guide or highlighting and several links that leave the app, but other options are plentiful, including the ability to record your own narration. A great read with creative possibilities, this is a book that Princess lovers will be especially delighted to find on their screens.


Note: This app does work on older iPads, but was most stable on iPad 3 or newer at time of testing.

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iStory Anna, the Princess Rose

May 7, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Aija Jasuna

Apps Of All Nations LLC

Length (time):
6 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 8


Length (pages):
8 Pages


Story Synopsis - iStory Anna, the Princess Rose

"All is not well in Princess Anna's rose garden: one of her prized rose bushes is not blooming. Is the sun too hot? Is the weather too wet? Solve the mystery along with Princess Anna in this modern-day fairy tale. Each page can be customized with hundreds of stickers, and readers can change Princess Anna's appearance, add birds and flowers to the garden and place butterflies on the bushes. With “Anna the Rose Princess,” the possibilities are limitless. Decorate Princess Anna's garden and solve the mystery. Source: iTunes


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Microphone, Stickers (clear all), Home, Links to: Web, AppStore

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Size: 72.92 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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