As much as I love a good Disney princess, there is something sweet and silly about Nosy Crow’s version of Cinderella. Prince Charming also departs from the perfect handsomeness of the Disney character and instead shows a freckle faced boy who’s into ping-pong and ice-cream parties.
Like their 3 Little Pigs app, Nosy Crow add a quirkiness to these familiar tales and infuses them with a solid dash of humor. Of course, the graphics and narration are superb – and the additional interactivity incorporates a game like element to the book. Want a straight up book, then use the read to me or read to myself mode.
Kids will especially love the Read and Play mode, where you get to help Cinderella clean up, help those dreaded Step-sisters and prepare for the ball. On each scene there are lots to see, explore and interact with – in fact you can swipe, shake, tilt, zoom and drag all sorts of things in this app.
- Read & Play Mode
- Read To Me
- Read To Myself
- English or American spelling
- Interactivity on each page.
A fabulous 5-star app – exactly what a interactive ebook should be.
Named one of the “10 Coolest Book Apps for Fall” — USA TODAY
“Appy Awards” Featured App
2011 Editor’s Choice Award – Children’s Technology Review
Recipient of Kirkus starred review
You know the fairytale. Now experience the magic! Created in HD especially for iPad.
Nosy Crow’s Cinderella app lets you play inside the story. Beautiful illustrations, exciting animation, and original music make this a picture book app at its best.
Designed for children ages 3 and up, but adults will love it, too.
“One of the most sophisticated book-apps yet for children – and a real sign of how picture books are evolving digitally.” — BBC Radio 6
“Nosy Crow’s rendition of Cinderella feels like a collection of playgrounds that let kids enjoy each of the story’s pivotal moments…”– iLounge (Rating: A)
READ THE STORY AND GET INVOLVED:
★ Help Cinderella clean the kitchen.
★ Stack the King’s invitations to the ball.
★ Dress up the Stepsisters for the party.
★ Build the magical carriage with the Fairy Godmother.
★ Select the music for the Prince and Cinderella and watch them hit the dance floor! Do you want a waltz, disco or Bollywood?
★ You can even choose Cinderella’s dress!
With the front-facing camera on iPad2 you can even see yourself in the “magic mirrors” in many scenes in the story!
FOR YOUNG READERS:
✓ Pick a reading mode: either Read to Me, Read by Myself or Read and Play.
✓ Choose how long text stays on the screen so beginning readers have enough time to read by themselves.
✓ Choose between American or British spelling styles.
✓ Help is embedded into the story. Characters offer hints about what to do on each page so even very young readers can participate fully.
✓ Tap the characters to trigger additional dialogue.