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Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Charlie Brown's All-Stars

Fall 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 & Up
Download Price: $4.99
Platform: iPad

Loud Crow's Charlie Brown's All-Stars is a charming storybook app with appeal that goes beyond its nostalgic value. The app is narrated by Stephen Shea, the voice of Linus Van Pelt, Charlie Brown's best friend. Shea's reading alternates with original vocals from Lucy, Patty, and Charlie, of course.

In All-Stars, Lucy and the rest of the baseball team begrudgingly allow Charlie Brown to play in the first baseball game of the summer with them. Charlie feels that his teammates are forcing him to bear the blame for their losing streak. Determined to prove them wrong, he gives his best on the pitching mound. Readers will have an opportunity to think about friendship, sportsmanship, and teamwork as they follow Charlie's efforts to keep his team together.

Children can play simple minigames throughout the story. They might throw pitches as Charlie, surf as Snoopy, or inflate a pool as Linus. As summer's distractions beckon, Charlie tries to keep his team focused on the game.

If the app suffers, it is from its long length. An easy to navigate page guide, though, makes it easy for children to resume where they left off if the story proves to long for one sitting.

Parents' Choice   ©2013 Parents' Choice

Look for this product at:
Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Available on iTunes

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