Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Buy it? Yes
iPhone / iPod app: n/a
iPad (HD) app: $4.99
Universal app: n/a
What’s not to love about any book narrated by the sonorous voice of actor Sam Neill. But let’s get past that for one minute. This ebook didn’t start off as a book at all, but a kids radio show in the 1940’s / 1950’s.
The story follows Flick, a brave little fire engine who gets left behind at the fire station because he is too small, only to save the day in the end. It’s a story that kids will understand and parents will appreciate – you’re not to small to try to make a difference – and to keep on trying.
The Flick The Little Fire Engine ebook, is beautifully illustrated, wonderfully narrated and includes fun interactive elements throughout. I highly recommend adding this ebook to your preschoolers library.
Read to me
Record your own narration
Color your pictures
Interactive elements on the pages
Overall, this ebook app delivers everything you would expect plus more. I will have to ding the app 1/2 star because when you touch a page in the book the story stops and the narration starts from the beginning. Not a huge deal, but very irritating nonetheless.