Eva and I received a copy of this Peter Pan Disney Classics Storybook App to review on the iPad. The first thing I noticed when I opened the app was that you could personalize it for your child with their photo and their name. That is a great little feature especially the ability to put in the photo. Eva liked that a lot. You can choose from an existing photo or take one through the app.
The storybook is beautiful with original illustrations. These are very much like paintings and have such a great classic feel to them. the narration is well done and each page has interactivity in that you child can click on any character and hear their name and see the word for that name come up. There are also options along the way to stop and color a picture.
Your child can also learn to play Peter Pan’s reed flute. This fun little interlude is one of Eva’s favorite parts of the app.
Another part of the app that Eva likes is the puzzle. There are three difficulty levels for the puzzles: Easy, Medium and Hard. The same goes for the matching mini-game that kids can play.
The one thing that I found confusing was that on the top of the page are arrows to go to the next page but sometimes the text on the page continues on the same page and there is a small arrow that you need to click in order to go to that additional text. More than once I turned the page only to find that I had missed some of the story. That was the one thing that I found a bit clunky. However, once I passed that learning curve I was able to enjoy reading this book to Eva again and again. She loves Peter Pan and now with the Jake and the Neverland Pirates show plus the Tinkerbell movies she is even more interested in Neverland. This is a must have app for Disney fans of all ages.
DISNEY PUBLISHING UNVEILS “PETER PAN,” THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF DISNEY CLASSICS STORYBOOK APPS FOR iPAD, iPHONE, AND iPOD TOUCH
Features Original Illustrations by Disney Legends John Hench and Al Dempster
March 30, 2012, White Plains, NY – “Peter Pan”, the first in a series of Disney Classics storybook apps available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, launched today. Featuring original illustrations by Disney Legends John Hench and Al Dempster, readers can relive the magical story of the classic film Peter Pan through word-for-word narration, multiple reading modes and interactive surprises.
“Disney Publishing has access to a vast library of stories and characters that we are now able to bring to a new generation of readers through mobile devices,” said Lyle Underkoffler, vice president, Digital Media. “We are particularly excited to add this app to our collection of Peter Pan-inspired books, including Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling Peter and the Starcatchers series, which will debut on Broadway this spring.”
The Peter Pan App invites readers to join Wendy, John, and Michael on their adventures with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and his swashbuckling crew of pirates. Built into the story are interactive puzzles, coloring pages, a leveled-memory matching game and musical instrument, as well as tap-and-play interactivity.
Over the next few months, Peter Pan will be followed by several other Disney Classics tales, including Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Bambi.
The Peter Pan App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books and over 400 million children’s magazines sold each year. Disney Publishing Worldwide consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints including Disney Book Group in the U.S., Disney Libri in Italy and Disney Libros in Spain. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally including Topolino, Le Journal de Mickey, and Donald Duck, as well as family titles in the U.S. which include Disney FamilyFun and Phineas and Ferb. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business which includes Disney English schools in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com.
Disclosure: We received this app to review for free. Opinions about the app are 100% my own.
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