1 Little Boy

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Charming journey of imagination and counting.

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age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

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Ease of Play

Navigating the story is easily achieved with buttons at the bottom of the page. And children will quickly learn how to bring the characters into existence by tapping the screen.

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A link from the title screen takes users to a Web page listing the developer's other apps.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that 1 Little Boy is a charming storybook app that encourages players to boost their counting and reading skills. A little boy takes a journey of imagination, picturing himself skipping down the road -- and other locations -- with his stuffed animals, all of whom are clever nods to other fairy tale standards (such as Puss in Boots and the cow who jumped over the moon). Animals make appropriate sounds when their images are touched and can be tapped into existence on subsequent screens, which aids in learning numbers. The story can be read without aid by an older user, narrated by Aviv Katz or parents with an iPad or iPhone can record their own voices to narrate the story to their children.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byDori123 January 8, 2011

Great Book!!

Great interactive book! Teaches counting in a fun engaging way. My kids just love the sound effects and play them it over and over again.
Adult Written bypattyvega July 23, 2014

Illegible on iPad

The top line of text got cut off from my iPad 2 and iPad mini so we couldn't read it. For the price we were expecting more interactivity and better graphi... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

1 Little Boy is not just good. It's wonderful. The story is basic, but the twist that the entire trip has occured in a child's imagination is a great way to encourage your kids to dream. The apps enhances the story with gorgeous artwork and a bare-bones approach to letting the story unfold. It's one of the few apps that allows parents to record their own voice to narrate the story, which makes it more personal for young readers. The price is a little higher than we'd like, but it's by no means excessive. This is a wonderful addition to your app collection if you have young children.

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