Madera & Figaro in The Rescue of Ginger

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Cute and fun interactive story with embedded games.

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The interactive scenes and the minigames are all well designed for play by toddlers and preschoolers.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Madera & Figaro in The Rescue of Ginger is a cute interactive story about a monkey-and-frog superhero duo who rescue a lost kitten. Each scene has several hotspots that trigger little animations and sounds when tapped, plus there are several educational minigames that must be played through in order to progress the story. The games are all quite simple and easy enough for preschoolers to handle. This app goes by the title Rescue of Ginger in the Android marketplace.

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The story in MADERA & FIGARO IN THE RESCUE OF GINGER plays out over 20 pages, during which the monkey and the frog join forces to become a hero team. It is a cute and fun adventure app, with embedded educational mini-games for preschoolers to find and explore. As kids help Madera and Figaro hunt for a missing cat, they will match turtles, stack boxes, count cats, and drag acorns into a hole in a tree. Throughout it all, kids hear goofy, giggle-inducing voiceover work. 

This is the first story about the monkey-and-frog hero team, but it has been so popular that it has spurred a sequel called Madera & Figaro Save the Day. While this first story is shorter and has fewer interactive bits than the second Madera & Figaro adventure, Save the Day, it is still a fun romp for preschoolers to explore. 

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