A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Following along is generally no problem, although there are moments when the highlighting of the text seems to move faster than the actual spoken text. The puzzles are all very simple ones that even toddlers can solve.
Violence & Scariness
One character gets snatched up into the sky and must be rescued.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Logan and the Upside-Down Sea is a quick and cute interactive storybook with puzzles appropriate for preschoolers. The story surrounds a young brother and sister who are engaging in make-believe play in their yard when the sister is suddenly snatched up into the sky by a fishing hook. The brother (and his pet dragon) must then find a way to fly up to the Upside-Down Sea to rescue her. It is never stated whether the adventure is supposed to be real or just happens within the imagination of the children. There are several hot-spots to tap in the illustrations and a few puzzles to be solved along the way.
Is It Any Good?
LOGAN AND THE UPSIDE-DOWN SEA may not be packed with tons of interactive elements, but the puzzles (all of which are nicely integrated into the storyline) are well-designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Some require tapping and sliding onscreen elements, while some use the motion-sensing accelerometer of mobile devices. And there are some neat just-for-fun elements that kids will enjoy, like swishing around fallen leaves. The story is a quick and simple one, but has a good sense of imagination and wonder.
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