Cats and dogs can’t be friends. That’s just how it has always been. But Lucy the cat sets out to change that. She puts on a dog face, rolls in some mud, and heads off to the school for dogs. Will she fit in or will she be discovered? Lucy & Pogo is a cute animated story that teaches kids a great lesson about not judging people (or animals) by labels.
- Great moral lesson
- Beautiful illustrations
- Interactive components
- Available in five languages
Kids can choose to read the story in one of five languages: English, German, Spanish, French, and Polish. Whatever language they choose, they’ll find the story easy to navigate, with a start icon on the main page and arrows to help them move from page to page. The narration of the story is clear and highly engaging, while the background music adds a bit of a calming, classic feel to the story.
While this story lacks written texts, it does offer high-quality narration and an engaging story for children. No text means that kids will have to listen carefully to the story, but that shouldn’t be too hard for them to do. The story itself teaches a classic lesson in teaching kids not to let labels or differences get in the way of friendship. Parents and teachers will find many opportunities to talk to kids about how being left out makes Lucy feel and how Pogo and the other dogs might’ve felt when they learned that being a cat wasn’t such a bad thing.
Included in the story are many interactive elements, such as wagging a dog’s tail and helping Lucy count her claws. These elements are fun for kids, but the story would still be highly entertaining without them. The illustrations in the story are amazing and are designed to really capture kids’ attention. The narrator also does a good job of engaging kids’ in the story with his voice.
This app is priced comparably to other interactive storybooks. While this book does not contain any text, it’s still a great story for kids. The lesson it teaches isn’t anything new, but it is presented in an engaging way. Kids will find themselves rooting for Lucy and wanting to see the book have a happy ending. It’s a great read (or listen) for kids.
In the settings section, developers have included a “Rate me” icon and link to their website. These items are protected by a parental block, so it is not easy for kids to access them. The story itself is designed to be child-friendly and it teaches a great lesson about accepting those who are different.
- NO social media
- NO 3rd party ads
- NO in-app purchase
- YES “Rate me” (protected, but visible)
- YES external links (protected, but visible)
Cats and dogs can't be friends. That's how it has always been, but Lucy sets out to change that in the interactive story, Lucy & Pogo.