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Ladybug Girl



Playful artwork, dress-up game make for enjoyable book app.

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Ease of play

The app is very intuitive, and grows with kids as they learn how to read. Kids can also tap the question mark within the story for hints on where to tap within each scene.

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A link off the main page gives access to the publisher's website and Facebook page. Also on that page, and after the story is read for the first time, the app asks if users want to write a review for the app.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ladybug Girl is a storybook app based on the bestselling book of the same name. In the story, Lulu -- dressed as Ladybug Girl -- wants to play baseball with her brother and his friends. He says she is too little, so Lulu has to entertain herself. Nothing inside the house interests her, so she heads outside with her dog Bingo and has plenty of adventures as Ladybug Girl, observing and interacting with nature. The app includes a game, Lulu's Lots and Lots of Costumes, where kids can dress Lulu in a variety of outfits. When they are done, kids choose a background scene and with help can email a black-and-white or a color version of their creation to a friend.

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LADYBUG GIRL is an enjoyable, animated storybook of decent length with interactive elements. Kids will have fun searching each scene for interactivity. The additional dress-up game gives kids something they can save or email to people. In both reading modes, the words are highlighted as they are read, but kids can't tap on the words to have them repeated, or even spoken when they read by themselves. Still, the book has a good message and the artwork is very whimsical and playful.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:September 20, 2011
Size:88.40 MB
Publisher:Penguin Group USA
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.3.3 or later

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