Rating: 4 out of 5
Buy it? Yes
iPhone / iPod / ipad app: $2.99
iPad onlyÂ (HD) app: n/a
Universal app : $2.99
The characters in this book – Mabel, Lulu and the bird – are true stars! Although the stories can sometimes take an odd twist, I found them adorable. At $2.99 for a universal app, it is definitely worth buying and I hope to see what else Mabel and Lulu gets up to. Also – there are some “to die for” shoes in the app, and for a kids ebook that’s quite a feat!
The Mabel and Lulu app is by AppHaus, an independent app developer and – as is sometimes that case – misses out on some of the nice add ons that larger developers like Disney or Dreamworks includes such as games, coloring, etc. Also, they do not have a highlighted text feature which helps pre-readers follow along. However, at $2.99 for a universal app, Mabel and Lulu doesn’t have a large price tag that those with more functionality often have.
- Read to Me
- Help Me Discover (on page help)
- Fun, interactive characters
- Great graphics
- No highlighted text
- No additional games or activities