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Lightning Was Here: My Puzzle Book

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Interactive book lets kids record their own voices

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In LIGHTNING WAS HERE: MY PUZZLE BOOK, racecar Lightning McQueen takes readers on a tour of Radiator Springs, where they'll meet the town's anthropomorphized car characters like Mater, the tow truck, and Luigi, the mechanic. A visual table of contents lets kids skip to any page, and they can also complete a handful of jigsaw puzzles and collect decals to decorate Lightning's hood. The scenes aren't packed with interactive elements, and although the book is read by a great narrator, words aren't highlighted as they're read. Lightning Was Here does have one very neat feature, though -- a "Record" button that lets kids or their parents narrate the story by recording themselves speaking and playing it back for each page.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: December 21, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Version: 1.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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