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Harold and the Purple Crayon

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Wonderful adaptation allows kids to "be" Harold's crayon.

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My child thinks this application is absolutely wonderful. This and Little Pim's language learning ipad app are her two favorites: another awesome educational application option for younger kids. Highly recommend both!

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With the finger-drawing abilities offered by the iPad, HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON seems like the perfect storybook to translate into app-hood. And Trilogy Studios has done a remarkably fantastic job of doing so. The original illustrations are adorably animated, the narration is superbly performed, and the interactive elements are seamlessly integrated into the storytelling experience. Every time Harold draws a new element into his environment, readers follow those crayon lines with their fingers, literally helping Harold create his world. The help button, which maps out the interactive spots on each page, is also a wonderful feature. Some book apps highlight the hotspots so kids can see them easily, but the help button offers a great way for kids to make sure they haven't missed anything, without taking away their chance to first explore and find the hidden spots themselves. Excellent.

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