Parents' Guide to

Jingle All the Way

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Cute storybook app may make kids beg for a plush dog toy.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Books
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As an app unto itself, JINGLE ALL THE WAY is a cute and likable storybook with some fun bonus features (a nice selection of jigsaw puzzles and a playable xylophone that lets out dog barks instead of the regular tinny bong-bong tones of such an instrument). The story is a simple but child-pleasing one, about a stray dog that befriends a class of children outside a school (and is eventually adopted by one student). It's illustrated with lovely posed-toy photographs reminiscent of the old holiday specials of the sixties. But the app does contain a bona fide commercial for a toy that's meant to interact with that very app -- something that definitely needs to be kept in mind before downloading.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 2, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Hallmark
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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