Parents' Guide to

The little line

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet animated story of friendship uses kids' own drawings.

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This sweet little story features lovely, simple animations and a few fun ways to be directly involved with the narrative. The whole concept feels very much like Harold and the Purple Crayon, though The little line distinguishes itself as being more a story about friendship than creativity. Just like Harold and the Purple Crayon, though, The little line is a story that's easy for kids to relate to. And it's great to be able to make your own drawing contributions to the story, even though it turns out that there's actually limited room for creativity. Though kids could conceivably draw whatever they want, the faded line suggestions do cut down a bit on how much kids can let their imaginations go. Usually there's an option to turn those drawing suggestions off, but many times the story actually depends on kids following the suggestions pretty closely. Another nice feature is that the story has the ability to take slightly different directions each time you play, so it's not always exactly the same. Overall, it's a cute, creative, and unique experience for young kids.

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