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Parents' Guide to

Powerful Plants

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Snappy tool brings companion book's plant pictures to life.

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Powerful Plants was obviously created to inspire kids to learn, and it definitely succeeds in creating a unique, interactive experience. Kids who read the book will learn a lot about plants and likely will be engaged by the fictional story. The augmented-reality animations are very well designed and really seem to bring the plants to life, and if you choose to buy the seed packets, you can extend the experience even further. However, the act of switching back and forth between the book and the app can sometimes be awkward, and the text frequently switches between scientific information about plants and the fictional story about Daucus the kidnapped carrot, which may be confusing for some kids. More seamless transitions in both the app and book would make the experience accessible and appealing to more kids. Also, be aware that though the app is free, the book is $19.95 and it's necessary to use the app.

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