Halloween eBook for Little Kids
What I really love about Winged Chariot iPhone/iPad/iPod ebooks is that they come in a slew of languages. Scruffy Kitty comes in Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Japanese. These apps also always have a sticker app which is fun for kids. It would be a dream come true for me if my kids read this ebook in Spanish for fun! I am not holding my breath, but it might come true someday…
Scruffy Kitty is a cute ePicture Book that would appeal to children who love animals, particularly those kind-hearted kids who are always trying to rescue an animal to bring home. Here’s what I like about this ebook:
- The story rhymes nicely.
- There is animation throughout the ebook including using the touch screen to get the image to move.
- The narrator is male and has a lovely English accent which goes perfectly with the story.
- The illustrations are appealing and have a polished cartoony appeal.
- The story has a happy ending: scruffy kitty becomes clean, fluffy, happy kitty!
- There are clues that this book is set around Halloween, can you spot them?! I love stories that have secret things to find that not everyone knows about like Goodnight Moon (spot the mouse), and Goodnight Gorilla (spot the red balloon).
My suggestions for improvements the next go around:
- Have each word light up as the word is spoken (great for learning to read!)
- Have a home icon that allows the reader to get back to home page without going through entire book.
- At the end of the app, have the option to go to stickers as well as play again.
My gripes are small, but I do hope they incorporate them in the next release. Shouldn’t be too hard (as spoken by a true non-techy!).
The app is $4.99 at iTunes. If you want to check it out, please click on the icon above. This book, ebook or traditional, is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
p.s. Here are free printable stickers from the nice people at Scruffy Kitty just for Pragmatic Mom readers!