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By Patricia Monticello Kievlan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Teamwork wins in customizable story; paper book available.

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It's cool that kids can take on and customize different characters, but the interactive features and the story's message ("friendship is teamwork") feel a little thin. Other than changing the characters' names, genders, and appearances, there's not a lot of customization available, and interactivity is pretty limited: Clicking on characters and objects makes them bob briefly or say "wow," but there's not much to do other than use the arrows to move to the next page. There isn't an option to have the text read aloud in Bubuk, and the limited interactive features might make this a better fit for the preschool set than for kids up to age 8. That being said, using this app for free is an amusing option. It's a sweet story, and it could be a way for parents and kids to talk about how the same story can be told from many perspectives.

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