Parents' Guide to

Don't Wake Up Tiger

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cute interactive story is simple but sweet.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Paid Books
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


This story tells the tale of a tiger that hunts those that have wronged him, killing them on sight. These kills are not clean, either. He kills with no thought of being in the wrong, no conscience. It is horrifying to read and has effectively scarred my 22 year old son. This should be recalled and taken off shelves.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Lovely graphics accompany a simple, but sweet story with a handful of fun interactive elements built into the storyline. Because it's not made with the intention of teaching pre-readers, it focuses on the storytelling and immersing kids in the plot. Little kids will likely get a kick out of all the antics meant to keep the sleeping tiger asleep. And the activities are both cleverly woven in and take advantage of multiple ways to use the device: Tap or rub the screen, blow into the microphone, and rock the device. The story is also quite short, and the two mini games utilize the wonderful illustrations but are rather unoriginal. That said, the elements -- though simple -- are so well-made, appealing, and designed to involve kids, that it's worth the money. Don't Wake Up Tiger may not be the kind of app that digs deep or calls kids back for repeat visit after repeat visit. But, it's a sweet way to interact with an appealing story -- especially when used while on a parent's lap for a shared bonding experience.

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