The Jungle Book: Disney Classics

Available in the App Store

Walt Disney’s “The Jungle Book” comes to life in this interactive eBook that includes multiple reading modes, interactive features, and vibrant graphics.

Reading modes for this eBook include Read to Me, Read by Myself, and even the ability to record and listen to any voice reading the story. Read to Me features word highlighting as the words are spoken, providing younger readers the ability to follow along with the words. Arrows appear on each page allowing you to skip or return to any of the 32 pages of the book.

Interactive pages let the child tap on characters to see and hear the character’s name. Certain pages also contain buttons that automatically take the reader to additional interactive features. For example, a page may contain a button with the image of a paintbrush. If the child taps the paintbrush, they enter the painting feature. Children can easily return to the place they left off by tapping the image of the open book.

Additional interactive features of this eBook include: Baloo’s Sing-Along, Paint, Memory, Music, and Puzzles. Baloo’s Sing-Along only features the song “Bare Necessities” in karaoke fashion – a coconut bounces along the words at the bottom of the screen along singers to follow the words. Paint includes 7 images from the book. Children use either a paintbrush or colored pencil that adjusts to 4 different sizes and 10 different colors to paint the image. Completed paintings can be emailed or saved to the device’s camera roll. The memory game places an image under a coconut shell, which are then shuffled around the screen. Children tap on the coconut to reveal the image. The game can be played with either 2, 3, or 4 coconut shells. The musical instrument feature of this app is probably the most disappointing, as it only contains a bongo drum. The bongos make different sounds when tapped on, but that is all this feature includes. The last interactive feature is a puzzle section. There are 4 different puzzles that feature scenes from the movie. Puzzles can be broken into 4, 6, or 12 pieces. All of these features can be accessed from a puzzle piece button on the main page or through the story itself.

There is a “Gift This App” button at the top of the main screen. Tapping this button will open a dialogue box asking if you want to continue to iTunes. If you continue, another dialogue box asks you to tap continue to purchase a gift. If you continue again, you must enter your iTunes password to continue any further. This button will also exit the app.

The information button at the bottom of the screen provides details about the features of the eBook. There is also a banner ad at the top of this page that will open iTunes and bring you directly to other Disney eBooks. However, this app does not contain in-app purchases or links to social media sites.

Bottom Line
An interactive way for a new generation to explore Disney’s classic “The Jungle Book.” Read Along, Play Games and Explore!
An Enchanting Interactive Adventure!
Enjoy Coloring Pages, Puzzles, Musical Games and more in this hands-on App!

Follow the classic tale of a boy named Mowgli and his jungle friends as they face the dangerous tiger Shere Khan and the unknown world of the humans.

Features include:
Reading modes for all ages: Read to Me or Read By Myself!
Coloring Pages and Interactive Puzzles throughout the story!
Play a challenging Memory Game or tap a song on the Bongo Drum!
Sing along to “The Bare Necessities” with your pal Baloo!
Beautiful illustrations, professional narration and sound effects!

A modern twist on the timeless story, The Jungle Book: Disney Classics combines delightful storytelling with unique interactive elements!

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