Brave: Storybook Deluxe
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brave: Storybook Deluxe includes a fun archery game, puzzles, coloring pages, and a retelling of the movie's story with beautiful graphics, periodic animation, and the option for kids or parents to record their voice and narrate it themselves. Pixar's graphics and scenes are absolutely breathtaking and make the app jump to life. We experienced some buggy pauses and freezes in the story.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- reading comprehension
- cultural understanding
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
Engagement, Approach, Support
The real gems are the fun archery game and the coloring pages that are perfect for Brave enthusiasts, young and younger. The storybook itself is beautiful but has an odd rhythm, with some pages animated and others static.
As kids read the storybook, they are learning a little about the symbols, traditions, and vocabulary of the Scottish Highlands. The recording option, read-along text and puzzles provide ways to interact with the story.
Three reading modes: Follow along, read and explore, record your own voice. The archery game tracks how many targets kids have hit and how many arrows they have left to use. Unfortunately, instructions are only written.
What's it about?
Princess Merida's strong personality and archery skills come to life in Brave: Storybook Deluxe through the retelling of the movie's story and the fun archery game. In the game, kids help Merida hit bull's-eyes while galloping through the forest on horseback. In addition to the story and game, there are puzzles and coloring pages to entertain Brave fans.
Is it any good?
The real gems of BRAVE: STORYBOOK DELUXE are the fun and challenging archery game, and the puzzles and coloring pages that are perfect for Brave enthusiasts, young and younger.
The storybook itself is undeniably beautiful graphically, but has an odd page-by-page rhythm. Also, some pages include cool animated elements and others remain totally static, which may bring surprise to some kids and frustration to others. Still, overall the app is worth the $6.99 price tag in beauty and features.
Families can talk about...
Take turns narrating a page each with your kid, or play a certain character while your kid records his or her narration of the book.
Point out Scottish cultural elements in the scenes, such as the family crest flags.