A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Pecos Bill is an adaptation of the children's classic, with narration by comedian Robin Williams. The story lets users read the book at their own pace with no audio, listen to Williams' entertaining telling via a 25 minute long video, or record their voice reading the story. The story features charming artwork, while the animated story narrated by Williams also features music by guitarist Ry Cooper.
Is it any good?
The tall tales of Pecos Bill are entertaining enough without augmentation, but when you blend in Robin Williams' enthusiastic telling of the story (with his inevitable bits of improv), good looking artwork, and the ability to customize the experience, it's a perfect storm -- and makes for one of the better video adaptations of a classic book in the app store. The PECOS BILL app can be enjoyed by both kids and parents, offering a good blend of education and entertainment. The price is, admittedly, higher than most, but this app comes with a fully animated movie rendition of the story, which is magical enough app that you won't regret spending the money.
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