Meet Leonard, A Small Kid With a Giant Imagination – iPad App Review

LeonardAfter a big move from the city to the country, Leonard has to make new friends. Searching everywhere from outer space to his own sister’s tea party, Leonard uses his imagination to go on an amazing and interactive adventure that your children will adore.

Optimized for the third generation iPad’s new Retina display, this book features illustrations as vibrant and engaging as the wonderful story deserves.

The narrator’s voice is crisp and clear and very easy to listen to; it is a perfect match for the clean and simple illustrations. Animal loving children will love that Leonard is accompanied through his adventure by his cat, a feline with a very expressive face! The two encounter many other creatures through the story, from gorillas to bugs.

Among the story’s many themes give contrasts between different images (the city was full of people while the country was not), displays the power of positive thinking and demonstrates that you don’t have to be lonely just because you happen to be alone.

Leonard Screenshot

What I liked: I love that there is a consistent button for your child to slide across the screen when they want to see what Leonard is imagining. This consistency gives children confidence and security as they work with the app and lets them relax and enjoy the story.

What I didn’t like: I always prefer when a storybook app features a clear method for turning pages. The necessity to swipe in order to turn from one page to the next is an action that can be difficult for little people to master.

To buy or not to buy: Leonard is a fantastic app that helps you to teach your child the special meaning and value of imagination.

  • App Name: Leonard
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Category: Books
  • Developer: Ink Robin, Inc
  • Price: $3.99
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