Prince Hayden MacCheeky is an independent character who loves irritating and imitating his older brother and sister. Share A Royal Little Pest HD with your young child and take the opportunity to enjoy a delightful story with colorful and dynamic illustrations (even the crowns they wear have animated sparkle to them).
Though never really given credit, Prince Hayden MacCheeky is accompanied by his trusty dog through the entire story –and the expressions and experiences of his companion are the scene-stealing best parts of the entire story.
As the narrator reads the story, word highlighting helps children learn the flow of language as they follow along on the page. The way the characters speak will be very familiar as well, using phrases like “stop bugging me!” and other things that children actually say.
The story does also contain a moral that children will discover by the end –showing that laughing with people is actually a lot more enjoyable than laughing at them, shown by the lessons learned in trying to spend time with the siblings he has been aggravating.
What I liked: The main character’s name, Prince Hayden MacCheeky, is repeated over and over throughout the text of the story, which is a type of familiarity that very young children really enjoy. For those with children who are a little older and learning to read, it can be very helpful for words to be repeated aiding in recognition.
What I didn’t like: I wish there was a visual cue for elements in the illustration that had interactive features as it can be a little frustrating for children to tap around without anything giving a response.
To buy or not to buy: This is a cute story that would be enjoyed by young children, especially those with older siblings.
- App Name: Royal Little Pest HD
- Version Reviewed: 3.5
- Category: Books
- Developer: PicPocket Books
- Price: $2.99