Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa is a fascinating interactive storybook by Two Bees Books for iPhone and iPad that will take children on a grand adventure through the plains of Africa. Featuring excellent narration and colorful animations, this is a storybook that will certainly entertain your child.
Two Bees Books is very experienced when it comes to publishing interactive storybook’s on the App Store. In fact, we previously reviewed “Off to the Beach”. The developer’s portfolio is expanding rapidly, and it seems that the books are getting better and better with each new release.
The creator of the book sums it up very nicely by saying, “Duck, Dog, and Bear learn a valuable lesson as the new animals they thought were scary were not at all. A new friendship starts as the intrepid trio realizes these different looking animals can become great friends.”
Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa is very easy to navigate and features three standard buttons on each page. The button with the bumblebee activates narration so that text is read aloud clearly. The red button with the word Tap activates animations on page. The table of contents can be accessed at any time by tapping the button with three lines at the top right of the screen.
One of my favorite things about Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa is the fact that narration is an on-demand feature. This means that children can choose to challenge themselves when reading the words on the screen. If they’re unable to do so, they can still manually activate narration so they can continue to follow along with the story.
Also, on-demand narration allows parents to read along with their child and providing interactive experience by asking questions about the animals in the story.
This customized approach is something that I wish more storybook developers would consider because it allows parents and children to utilize the book any way they want.
Parents will be pleased to know that Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa does not include any links or in-app purchases. The app is totally safe for children, making it unlikely for them to accidentally exit the app.
When it comes to the $3.99 purchase price, I firmly believe that Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa is worth every penny. It’s rare to find an interactive book with so many great features, and I think that this app would make a great addition to any parent’s digital library.
Duck, Dog, and Bear go to Africa requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion