Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow

Review Excerpt: As with many ebooks, you start with the choice of two confusing options — “Read and Play” and “Read by Myself” (ironically, both require reading). The second choice provides more of a book-like experience with no narration, plus a choice about the pacing of the text bubbles. The “Read and Play” mode turns on the word highlighting and the outstanding child narration. The giant’s castle contains nine activities that can be played in any order. You can assemble a broken mirror, comprised of the live video feed from your iPad’s camera. Another activity asks you to gently lift up a goose to see if it is hiding the golden egg. If you move too fast, you wake the giant, which starts a chase scene. Subscribers, please log into our database using your password to read the full review along with our rating, and see why this received our Editor’s Choice Award.

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