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The Going to Bed Book

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Ambitious take on Boyton fave models good pre-bed habits.

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Sandra Boynton is one of the most-loved modern authors of children's books and it is fun to see her beloved board book become an app. This app has a soothing reader (Billy J. Kramer), great highlighting of words read, the ability to tap any word to hear it spoken aloud, and lots of interactive hotspots. Plus the interactive elements vary greatly from tilting the iPad to make the animals slide to turning on the hot water in the sink, which causes the screen of the iPad to steam up (you wipe it clean with your finger). However, The Going to Bed Book has a few navigational issues. The onscreen animations are generally well-done, but some are positioned on the screen near where the user is likely to try to swipe to the next page, making it sometimes hard to advance the book. Even with this shortcoming, the book's message and characters are as charming on iDevices as they are in the original board book form.

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