Parents' Guide to

Flick the Little Fire Engine

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Classic story and coloring book is sweet, not spectacular.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Paid Books
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This sweet story is best for truck-lovers and fire engine enthusiasts but might not thrill other kids. If you remember Golden Books from your childhood, this tale of a tiny fire engine who feels left out will immediately make you feel as if you've stepped back in time. Indeed, Flick The Little Fire Engine is a classic audio tale from the mid 1900's that has more recently been put into print. The artwork captures the original era of the story via the colors and style, but the effect feels a bit dated, especially when presented on modern-day technology. There's almost no interactivity in the pages as most kids will have come to expect. The coloring pages are taken directly from the artwork in the story, and the small open spaces make them very difficult to work with. Moreover, the coloring tools are tucked in the side menu, so each time kids want to change the color or size of their paint brush they have to open and close a separate menu. However, the recording feature is a nice touch and allows for some personalization. Overall, Flick The Little Fire Engine is a feel-good story and will have appeal for kids who love trucks, but it's just lacking many of the features that make it worth porting to a digital device in the first place.

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