Cinderella - A Princess Story

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Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Classic retold with beautiful illustrations, Disney vibe.

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Ease of Play

The app is easy to navigate. Pages are turned by tapping arrow keys, and kids can jump to any page through a visual table of contents.

Violence & Scariness

There is no physical violence, but Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters don't treat her very nicely. The narrative mentions the deaths of Cinderella's mother and father.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Cinderella - A Princess Story is a storybook app retelling of Charles Perrault's original fairytale with new text by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel and illustrations by Gerald Guerlais. Other than the mistreatment of Cinderella by her stepfamily, there is no objectionable content. A version for the iPhone and iPod touch is also available in the iTunes App Store.

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Is it any good?

CINDERELLA - A PRINCESS STORY presents a similar storyline and vibe to the Disney movie version of Cinderella (albeit without the anthropomorphized mice and singing). The interactive elements are mostly limited to sound effects when various objects are tapped. Where the app really shines is in its gorgeous hand-drawn illustrations and the seamless way each page transitions into the next so that it's almost like watching a cartoon. At 40 pages, Cinderella is quite hefty as far as storybook apps go, and the Extras section contains cards with background info for each character and the promise of other interactive activities to come with future updates.

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For kids who love interactive books

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