Just One More Story!

App review by
Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media
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Story recording in easy-to-use format, but few features.

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Educational Value

Kids may discover some new stories and build a love of literature. Or, they may develop a new relationship with a story that now has a special recording of a loved one reading it to them. Recordings may help maintain a connection with far away loved ones.

Ease of Play

It's super easy to choose a story and tap through it as you record yourself reading.

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All stories must be purchased before access any features. Each purchased story includes a link to Amazon where users can also buy a hard copy.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Just One More Story! allows users to create an audio recording of themselves reading well known kids' stories. Users can download the app for free and browse the available titles. It then costs $2.99 to read and record one story. Once the recording is finished, send it as an mp3 file through any of your device's sharing options. Once the reader sends their recording and exits out of the app, they can't access the story again. Parents should note that Just One More Story! purchases include the text only, and the recordings are audio only. Kids need to own a hard copy of the book to follow along as they listen to the recording. Each story includes a link to Amazon where parents can purchase the book if they want. Available titles span a range of highly popular kids' literature such as classics like Corduroy and Good Night Moon as well as modern favorites like Skippyjon Jones. Note: At the time of this review, there was no privacy policy available.

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Adult Written byChlo212 November 9, 2020

HOW I GET MY EX LOVER BACK

Hello everyone I know there is someone somewhere reading this, My name CHLOE ELIZABETH from Leicester city, England, I want to share a great work of a spell cas... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Take a quick video tutorial to learn how the app works, or tap Find a Story to start browsing available titles in JUST ONE MORE STORY! Choose a story to buy for $2.99 and then begin reading. Tap the red button to record as you read the text at the top of the screen, and then tap again to stop. You can record the page again or tap done to move on to the next page. At the end of the book, you can record your own personal message. Your recordings are then put together, set to music, and formatted into an mp3 file, which you can send through your device's share menu. When listening to the recording, a special tone sounds when it's time to turn the page so kids can follow along with the actual book in their hands.

Is it any good?

This story-recording app is fun and easy to use, but doesn't offer much that you can't do on your own. Creating recordings of far away loved ones reading well-loved stories is a great way to keep a connection alive for little ones. But Just One More Story! doesn't do a whole lot extra to help facilitate that. There aren't many stories available in the Just One More Story! library: At the time of this review there were 19. But, the stories they do have are highly recognizable titles that kids are quite likely to know. Recordings are audio files only, meant to be paired with a kid reading along with a hard copy of the book. That's great if you already own the book but doesn't work as well if you don't. And other than some background music and a tone to tell kids when to turn the page, there's nothing special about the audio recordings. It would be just as easy to use your device's recording feature to make a video or audio recording. Also, once you purchase a title and send off your recording, you can't go back to access the book again without re-purchasing it. On the other hand, because the recording you send is a standard mp3 file, it's yours forever to use in whatever music playing app you prefer to use. If you happen to own one of the books in the Just One More Story! library, it may be fun to try purchasing the app's recording capability. But don’t expect many bells and whistles.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the stories they read together with Just One More Story! Which one do you like best? Why? How would you continue the story if you were writing it? What do you think could happen next?

  • Is it appealing to listen to stories read by people you love? Why or why not? What's it like to read a story together? What would you like to tell your loved one?

  • Talk about the importance of reading together. Check out our guide on reading with kids for tips.

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