What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brave Interactive Comic is the comic book-style retelling of the movie Brave. There are 48 interactive comic pages on this app and no voice-overs, so kids either need to be able to read or have the comic book read to them to fully enjoy it. The coolest feature on this app is the option to view images of the characters as animators sketched and transformed them through the process of bringing the idea for the movie to life. There's also a how-to-draw feature that guides kids step-by-step to draw the characters on the screen themselves.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- digital creation
Engagement, Approach, Support
A fun experience, especially for older kids and kids who love the graphic novel format and can fully appreciate the how-to-draw segment. Younger kids may have a hard time engaging fully; it's not an easy app.
The target age group of Brave the movie may not connect with the artistry presented here; its not well-adapted to younger kids. Older kids can try their hand at drawing some characters from the movie.
There's a how-to-draw feature that guides kids step-by-step to draw the characters on the screen themselves. Little pots of gold prompt kids to tap and see how animation artists created the characters for this movie.
What's it about?
The Brave movie storyline is transformed into a comic-style graphic novel on this app. Some special effects appear throughout the story, and little pots of gold prompt kids to tap and see how animation artists created the characters for this movie. The how-to-draw guide then leads kids step-by-step to draw characters themselves.
Is it any good?
Brave Interactive Comic's how-to-draw segment is more suited to older kids, and kids must be able to read or have this storybook read to them. As a result, this app may be best suited to older kids who enjoyed the movie. Biggest complaint: There's no easy way to return to the home page while in the middle of the story, and if you don't tap just right on the pictures, the scenes don't move along as expected. Still, it's a fun app, especially for older kids and kids who love the graphic novel format.