Brave Rooney

App review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Book app's superhero-in-every-kid message sure to resonate.

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age 4+
Based on 8 reviews

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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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What 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.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byGreenery November 1, 2011

Great Family Fun

Humorous and timely. Nice characters, illustrations and surprising interactivity. Kids seemed to enjoy it and plunge right in.
Adult Written byappbookreader October 30, 2011

app $2.99, experience with my kids while reading them Rooney - priceless

Every kid can identify with Rooney in some way, so the lessons learned are great, and the app interactivity makes the story into an very enjoyable and fun exper... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

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
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release date: September 21, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • Size: 96.90 MB
  • Publisher: Bacciz
  • Version: 1.8
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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