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A Present for Milo: A Touch-and-Surprise Storybook
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that A Present for Milo: A Touch-and Surprise Storybook is an interactive story for preschoolers that follows the cat Milo chasing a mouse. As it turns out, the two are pals and the romp around the house in a lighthearted chase is a ruse to get Milo to where the mice can present him with a birthday present. There's narrated text that kids can follow along with, but since this book is directed at pre-readers, there is no option to read the story out loud by themselves.
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Is it any good?
A PRESENT FOR MILO: A TOUCH-AND-SURPRISE STORYBOOK did not begin its life as a paper book but was designed from the ground up for the iPad, and it shows. Each colorful scene is rich with interactive elements that, when tapped, respond with animations and funny sound effects. The story itself is charming and has a surprise ending that will delight kids. This app is a fun visual treat that encourages kids to touch everything they see on the screen.