Little Red Riding Hood StoryChimes

Common Sense Media says

Short and sanitized version of classic fairytale.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

To turn pages, children just swipe their finger as if they were turning the page of a real book.

Violence & scariness

In this version of the classic tale, no one is killed, eaten, or even really hurt. Grandma gets tied up by the wolf, and the wolf gets tied up by the hunter. He is shown at the end, as a live wolf bundled and dangling from a tree branch.

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Consumerism

At the end of the story, you can click on an icon to go to the StoryChimes store and purchase more of the company's apps.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that  Little Red Riding Hood StoryChimes presents an extremely sanitized version of the classic Little Red tale. The worst that happens to anybody in the story is getting tied up. In that way it is a good version for preschoolers. It is rather short, however, so any plans to use the app as a time-filler may fall flat.

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD STORYCHIMES plays just like a classic read-along storybook, with the ringing of chimes indicating when the next page should be turned. It has bright and colorful artwork and has nearly all of the original tale's violence and scariness removed. In that way, it strongly resembles the cleaned-up fairy tales young kids are likely to see on a show like Super WHY!. The app works nicely as a read-along, but its words don't hightlight as read. And it is regrettably short (not that there's all that much to the original story to begin with) and over rather quickly.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:February 17, 2010
Category:Books
Publisher:Siena Entertainment
Version:1.2
Minimum software requirements:iPhone OS 2.2 or later

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Adult Written byJinny Gudmundsen June 10, 2010
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Cute story, but it is not very interactive.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 2, 2012
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