Brave Rooney



Book app's superhero-in-every-kid message sure to resonate.
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"I can read" or "Read to me" modes give kids and parents clear options. The many interactive options make themselves quite obvious to kids as they swipe each page and see the stars sparkle and the different characters or objects move slightly.

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The main page has three tabs: "About Us," "Let Us Make Your Books," and an "Apps" tab to link with more from the developer.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Brave Rooney is an interactivity-packed storybook that carries the message to kids that everyone has a special talent that makes him or her a superhero. Kids can read the story on their own or have a narrator read it to them, and they can interact with more than 50 animated features on 23 pages. Rooney's story about going to a new school full of traditional superheroes and finding his own unique superpower is an encouraging storybook for all kids wondering if they measure up to their peers.

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Especially for kids looking to find their place in a school or social group, BRAVE ROONEY is an encouraging, important story. Rooney, who lives on the borders of NormalVille and MajesticVille, has to go to school this year with the kids in MajesticVille and doesn't seem to measure up. He finally finds his own talent in a story that will resonate with any kid (or adult) who has had the experience of feeling less talented than others in his or her peer group.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:September 21, 2011
Size:96.90 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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Adult Written byAppHappyStudios October 28, 2011

A hero for every kids to love!

Brave Rooney is an inspirational and educational storybook for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Really beautifully illustrated and has a great moral to the story. I think any kid would quickly fall in love with Brave Rooney!
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Parent Written byChiara404 October 27, 2011

Brave Rooney - 2 Thumbs Up!

It's special to see an app that can not only be entertaining, enjoyable and time consuming for children, but also educational and full of positive messages. Brave Rooney will touch the hearts of every child because everyone has a superpower of their own. Great story and a lot of fun interactivity!
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Educator and Parent of a 5 year old Written byrenmaster October 27, 2011

A Great App with a Great Story!

Brave Rooney is an educational and entertaining interactive iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad eBook app for emerging readers. You get a high quality app with over fifty interactive features and animations, along with a high quality story. With all the apps on our iPad that my son has to choose from (including Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja), he still often goes back to play (and learn from) Brave Rooney!
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