Last November I had the pleasure of first reviewing the Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe. I praised it for being the kind of high-quality app that you would expect from Disney and for giving us a way to celebrate the enchanting and engaging story of how Beauty finds true love in the Beast.
The recent update to this wonderful app has added a new dimension with animations direct from the film and a series of special effects that will amaze you.
The same great features exist, with activities, coloring pages and puzzles that serve to supplement the storyline and give your child the chance to learn a few things while spending time with their favorite Disney characters.
I think I still love the ability to sing along to songs from the movie best, because my daughter just loves music. But the eleven added animations really served to further supplement the story in a way that will bring the book to life almost like a mini-version of the film itself –only with this version, your child can participate!
What I liked: Animations from the film will be familiar for many children which will help them to relate to the story and increase their interest and investment in the app itself.
What I didn’t like: For those of us who have already been enjoying this app on a regular basis, it would be nice to have a quick-link to the new features so we can share them more directly with our child.
To buy or not to buy: If you weren’t persuaded to grab this app before there are even fewer reasons to resist now. In addition to the quality app that they began with, this update demonstrates their commitment to continued quality and further enhancements which should give you confidence in their products.
- App Name: Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe
- Version Reviewed: 1.3
- Category: Books
- Developer: Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
- Price: $4.99