Parents' Guide to

1 Little Boy

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Charming journey of imagination and counting.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

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 graphics I didn't realize the original comments were 2010 and this might have been more innovative at the time. There are no prompts on what to touch and much of the screen does nothing so my 3-yo son got bored and frustrated. I couldn't read the text so I got frustrated too. I tried reinstalling and restarting but the text was still too high to read. Very simple text, we've been reading similar counting board books in print since he was born so it is closer to 2 year than 3 year. Looks good on iPhone so it might be good for a kid with a Touch but bedtime reading from iPhone is not fun. I will update review if it gets updated but not worth the price if you are on an iPad.
age 5+

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.

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: June 3, 2010
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Touchoo
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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