Parents' Guide to

Alice in New York

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Playful, imaginative interpretation of classic Carroll book.

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

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Loved this on my iPad 1 but doesn't run on latest ipad

I upgraded my iPad and can't reload the first Alice app and this one crashes. Shame because I loved the interface. What in,inked about this app was it really encouraged reading. You could fiddle with the great images but the text was the draw card. I'd tried it on lots of kids and it never failed to intrigue them.

Is It Any Good?

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The physics-based, flick-slide-and-shake interactive illustrations of ALICE IN NEW YORK will be familiar to anyone who has seen the developer's previous app, Alice for the iPad. This logical follow-up takes on Lewis Carroll's sequel, Through the Looking Glass. Once again the artwork mimics that of the original illustrations, but this time around, everything has been altered to give it a New York City vibe -- the Red Queen is the Statue of Liberty, the White King looks like the Empire State Building, and Tweedledum and Tweedledee drive a taxi on the Brooklyn Bridge. While tinkering with a literary classic (especially the text) might irk some people, the developers have handled the setting change incredibly smoothly. And it's all done with a wonderful sense of humor. Alice in New York is probably more fun for kids who've read the original Looking Glass, but just about anyone will have fun playing with the illustrations.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: March 7, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Atomic Antelope
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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