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By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Make stories with super silly choices, limited creativity.

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With lots of silliness, this choose-your-own-adventure story will certainly get kids giggling, even if there is limited opportunity for their creative side to shine through. The world of the OOKS is just the right amount of kid crazy. Ooks themselves are silly combinations of your kid's favorites -- color, food, animal -- and they visit places like the marshmallow volcano or the café where kids can choose overcooked bellybutton fluff or a scrambled shoe as the day's special. It's easy to imagine kids having fun as they make their way through a classic story of good vs. evil with their own character as the hero that helps good prevail. But, as a story creation app, OOKS is less successful. There are a few key points here and there throughout the story where kids can provide input by coloring a chef's hat, or choosing from two options for how their ook will solve the story's main conflict. But the bulk of the story and drawings is all preset. Though it's exciting for kids to see their name on a book, given the price tag, more opportunities for a kid's unique creativity would be even better.

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