Goodnight Safari


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Goodnight Safari is a simple yet engaging story that is perfect for bedtime routines. Throughout the story, readers help different safari animals with various bedtime tasks. They can help Giraffe reach her dinner, Rhino take a bath, or Elephant with a goodnight kiss. At the end of the story, readers make the sun go down and the animals snore as they rest on the savannah. The illustrations enhance the feel of the story – they are detailed and colorful without being too overpowering or over stimulating.

Goodnight Safari includes both the Read to Me or Read Alone features, as well as the option to mute background noise. The Read to Me feature promotes word recognition by highlighting the words as they are spoken aloud. Background noises are simple and soothing – relaxing the child before bedtime – and can be turned off for both the Read to Me and Read Alone features. After a period of inactivity, a blue dot will appear on the animal that needs help with a bedtime task.

While readers are able to help the animals with their bedtime tasks, additional interactive features are minimal. The seven pages of the story each contain two or three additional interactive features such as rustling the tree leaves, splashing the water, or making the animals snore.

This app contains an instruction page for parents which summarizes how the interactive features of the app work. There are no social media links or in-app purchase links anywhere in this app.

Bottom Line
Goodnight Safari allows readers to explore bedtime tasks in a simple and engaging way without over stimulating before it is time to sleep.
“New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” iPad App!

Featured in Publishers Weekly

“A simple, lovely lullaby” – Kirkus Reviews

★★★★★ and selected as a ‘Staff Favorite’ on Famigo!

FEATURES: Children help the animals prepare for bedtime through interactive scenes. Beautiful original artwork by Luciana Navarro Powell invites curious fingers, bringing the African savanna to life in the hands of your child. Read along and read alone settings allow children to build early literacy skills or follow along to discover safari animal favorites – from striped zebras to golden lions. “Pick-a-Page” menu allows you to skip ahead to your favorite scene, or play the same scene over and over again! Optimized for the new retina iPad

ABOUT THE STORY: About this app: Children are at the center of the story as they help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. Simple vocabulary and intuitive interactivity will engage young children while building their comfort with nighttime preparations. A perfect bedtime or storytime accompaniment for young children.