A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that I Just Forgot is a storybook app in Mercer Mayer's Little Critter series. As the story goes along, kids can play an activity where they tap mice and spiders, trying to find them all. In the story, Little Critter doesn't receive any negative consequences for his poor behavior; parents can gauge their own kids' reactions to such behavior. There is a heavy advertising component to this app on the main screen, some of which can be avoided by choosing "off" for the News setting.
Is it any good?
I JUST FORGOT is an interactive storybook with the same tone as other Little Critter books and gameplay that is similar to other book apps from publisher Oceanhouse Media. The gameplay is easy to understand, and the story pages are well done, with interactive components on each page and sound effects for objects on the screen. The included game of finding all the mice and spiders in the story adds fun.
However, Little Critter isn't the best role model for child behavior: He doesn't do his chores, sometimes because he doesn't remember, and sometimes because he just decides not to; he disobeys house rules; and he makes rude faces to his mother. His behavior and the apparent lack of consequences could make for a good discussion topic for families.