Grimm’s Red Riding Hood – iPad App Review

Looking for a good bedtime story to share with your kids on the iPad? Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book from Ideal Binary is definitely one to consider. This new universal app allows kids and parents to experience the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood in an exciting new way.

The story includes pages covered in ornately illustrated text reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts from years gone by and alternates with interactive with 3D pop-up scenes. Each pop-up scene engages readers by requiring them to participate in simple tasks, drawing them into the story and providing a better reading experience. From cleaning Little Red Riding Hood’s room to tapping different objects on the pages, kids will love all the interactive features included in this great book.

Readers may select from the Read to Me, Read it Myself and Autoplay options, all of which encourage participation in the app. Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood also offers three language choices (English, French and German) with narrations done by professional actors. A wonderful musical score plays in the background and can be turned on and off at the beginning of the story with the touch of a button, while interesting sound effects keep readers intrigued and entertained.

Maneuvering through the book is easy. A swipe of a finger or tap of an arrow turns each page, while Table of Contents and Home buttons (accessible at the top of each page) allow readers to quickly jump to their desired location.

Just released yesterday, Ideal Binary has once again brought a timeless classic into the modern age with their latest app. Third in line after their iPad renditions of the Brothers Grimm Rumpelstiltskin and Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood is another great choice for kids ages four and up. You can download Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book from the App Store now for $3.99.

What I liked: I love the merging of old world and modern day graphics to create a wonderfully entertaining book for kids. I also found the 3D interactive pop-ups to be even more exciting than a “real” book.

What I didn’t like: Really the only drawback I see might be the price, but it’s still cheaper than a traditional pop-up story. If you are not wild about the $3.99 price tag, you can always wait for this one to go on sale.

To buy or not to buy: With each app release, the interactive features and attention to detail from Ideal Binary continue to improve. This app is one to add to your children’s book collection.
App Name: Grimm’s Little Red Riding Hood – 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book
Version: 1.0
Category: Books
  • Price: $3.99

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