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A storybook has come to life. Pete and the Secret of Flying is an iPad app which brings children into the mythical life of birds. With 23 animated pages, kids would have fun reading about Pete’s adventure of flying. Here’s our complete review:
This book starts at the time when all birds only used their feet for traveling. Flying is never heard of. Their wings are used primarily to shield themselves from the rain, cover their beaks while sleeping and flaunt its beauty during bird festivals.
But the little yellow bird named Pete knows that there is something more beyond the traditional uses of their wings. He wants to fly. But will he discover the greatest function of their wings? It is best to find out more about his flying adventures when you read Pete and the Secret of Flying.
This iPad app has incredible graphics. The adorable characters move every time you tap them, giving life to each scene. The narration is lively and will surely capture the attention of young and old alike. The sound effects are also captivating. Using headphones will also create a surround-sound appeal. You or your children will get to hear the whoosh of the wind traveling from one earphone to the other. This makes the story more believable and exciting.
Pete and the Secret of Flying gives you the option to remove the text and narration as well. An autoplay is another wonderful feature that automatically turns the pages. But there are others like me who still prefer to manually flip the pages and make the most of every part.
I was actually expecting more from this book. I think it would have been better if kids could do other activities aside from reading and listening. Additional features would have made this the absolute app for children.
Nevertheless, Pete and the Secret of Flying is ideal for children who are just beginning to read. It is also a great bedtime storybook that parents and kids would enjoy reading together as it teaches valuable lessons in life.
It is available on iTunes for $1.99.
Pros – animated storybook; incredible graphics; captivating narration and sounds; autoplay feature; beautiful story
Cons – lacking additional activities for children; portrait mode only
Pete and the Secret of Flying iPad app is an animated storybook that kids would love. Aside from the incredible graphics and sounds, the story itself is this app’s greatest feature as it teaches children important lessons in life.
Compatiblity: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
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Price: $ 1.99 [iTunes Link]