Whether you have just come from seeing Disney’s Brave in the theater or you are still looking forward to the experience, in Brave: Storybook Deluxe the film pretty much comes to you (and your iPad). From the moment you load this storybook, you will be transported directly into the film by the amazing soundtrack and captivating illustrations.
Follow along with the story of Merida, the Princess of DunBroch. This strong and fiesty heroine challenges tradition in an attempt to forge her own destiny. Her courage may serve as an inspiration for children (girls and boys alike) to find their own way in this life and create the future that suits them best.
With Merida destined to be queen, her King and Queen parents do their best to teach her how to be the lady that the kingdom will expect. Unfortunately for them, Merida has other plans –she wanted to ride horses, shoot arrows and complete in the palace games (instead of the princess just having to watch and then marry the winner).
Animated illustrations punctuate the story and bring life to the characters in a way that may surprise you. In addition to the story, this app contains hidden gems that allow you to go on scavenger hunts, play an archery game, solve puzzles and color pictures.
What I liked: I love the message that comes with this story and think it is a valuable one for children of all ages to learn and appreciate.
What I didn’t like: I prefer when a storybook on the iPad has distinct methods of turning pages (like a tap on an arrow). I find the sliding movements to swipe from one page to the next can sometimes be tricky for younger readers (and listeners) to master.
To buy or not to buy: Anybody who appreciates the fine finishings of a Disney Pixar film will not be disappointed by this app.
- App Name: Brave: Storybook Deluxe
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Entertainment
- Developer: Disney
- Price: $6.99