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The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure

The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure

Spring 2014 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Download Price: $0.99
Platform: iPad

Silver Dolphin has adapted Mercer Mayer's characters, storyline and messaging essence in an interactive storybook app titled The Trip - Little Critter Reading Adventure in which Little Critter and his family are ready to go on a road trip.

Young reader/players help with choices and challenges. Should they travel through the city or the country? How do you get a horse out of the road? What games should you play when stuck in traffic?

Created for children ages 3 - 7, the story, games, and activities are all designed to help young ones learn letters with flashcards, sharpen sequencing and matching skills, and some basic problem solving skills. The highlighting text helps both non and emerging readers, visual prompts serve as tap-to-find clues to reveal games and activities. Narration is well done, the animated illustrations are true to Mayer's original style, and the Little Critter Family characters are sweet and wholesome. Although the app occasionally locked up, our young testers were not deterred. They found an alternate route and playful reading resumed.

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