Scruffy Kitty

Common Sense Media says

Tale about a lovable stray cat is offered in many languages.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Kids swipe their finger along the screen to turn the "pages" forwards or backwards. There's no table of contents or means of stopping and resuming the story part way through.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

A link on the title page leads to more of the publisher's apps for sale.

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Privacy & safety
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Scruffy Kitty is an interactive story about a scraggly stray cat who finds a cozy new home with a kind family. The text is spoken by a narrator and can be read in five different languages -- English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese -- with text and narration for each. The words do not highlight as they're read aloud, but that doesn't matter much because this is a story for toddlers and pre-readers.

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SCRUFFY KITTY is a lovely book with beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming message.
Kids will also get a kick out of watching and listening to Scruffy Kitty
react when they tap him. A second "Sticker Book" mode lets kids create
scenes using objects from the story and save the image. Scruffy Kitty doesn't have any means of pausing and resuming the story, nor is there a way to turn the narration off or see words highlighted when read. Even with these missing elements, it is a fantastic read, particularly for young children who love cats.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$4.99
Release date:December 15, 2010
Category:Books
Publisher:Wingedchariot
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1.3 or later

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