A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can explore the story’s theme of kindness and helping others.
Ease of Play
App begins to track the room in order to display the augmented reality as soon as it's launched. The story is narrated whether or not the visual component is properly displayed.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This interactive story about friendship, helping others, and overcoming obstacles will engage and entertain little kids, but falls short due to inconsistent augmented reality and graphics. Kids will be thrilled to see Gary & Claire come to life in their own living room and will be engaged by the captivating graphics. The no-fuss directions are great for little ones who want to enjoy the game on their own; however, when the augmented reality fails to appear on the screen or they get stuck, the app doesn't offer any help, forcing kids to seek guidance from a grown up. The idea is that the story can be enjoyed over and over again, but even when played in the same room, the augmented reality isn't consistently displayed. In this case, the only option is to relaunch the app and try to track the room again. When it works properly, it's a captivating little story, but the bugs bring it down.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.