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The Little Mermaid and Other Stories by H. C. Andersen

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Gorgeous interactive tales are darker than Disney versions.

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This collection of interactive fairytales includes The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes, and The Happy Family, with more to come in future updates. Kids read the text, and also interact with the pages themselves, which come alive with sounds, animations, and things to touch that relate to the words. The app does not read the words out loud. However, the ability to create a fireworks display by tapping the night sky, or watch rain drip off of words as a snail wiggles its way around a paragraph of text really take the concept of an "electronic book" to the next level.

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