Axel’s Chain Reaction

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Axel's Chain Reaction
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  • Last modified: December 10, 2013
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 100%
  • Value
    Editor: 100%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

This heartwarming book contains multiple educational opportunities for a great price.

App Info

Price: $2.99
AppStore User Rating: Download on the App Store


Axel’s Chain Reaction teaches readers about kinetic sculptures and about the struggles of being different from the other kids at school. This quality book offers interactive activities, additional activities to extend the learning experience and more.

Features include:

  • Additional activities
  • Glossary
  • Page index
  • Story narration


Axel’s Chain Reaction is a high quality book with many of the features we look for in a book app. For the most part, the user interface is easy to use, but could use a little better organization on the main page; making the play buttons more obvious and the buttons for everything else a little less obvious.


In addition to the story, which teaches children about kinetic art and the struggle to fit in at school, the interactive activities included in the story, hands-on activities, glossary and the kinetic artists section are great for extending the learning experience.

One important feature missing in this high quality book app is text highlighting during the narrated option.


Alex’s Chain Reaction contains elements such interactivity, quality graphics and good storyline to keep the reader from becoming bored. The hands-on activities and protected external links for video clips and additional information go a long way in ensuring the longevity of the app on a family’s device.


This high quality app is a great value at less than three dollars. With all of the extras, and more promised in a future update, Axel’s Chain Reaction is so much more than just a book.

Child Friendliness

While the external links support the educational experience and are protected they do take the user out of the app to You Tube and other sites. Parents may want to supervise use of the links. Ideally, all content would keep the user in the app or provide a method for easily returning to the app.

This heartwarming book contains multiple educational opportunities for a great price.

Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars