The Little Red Hen: Animated Storybook

Common Sense Media says

Animated story perfect for pre and new readers.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

Arrows lets kids easily move backward and forward page by page. However, once inside the story there's no way to jump back out to the main in order to, say, switch reading modes.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Consumerism

Three different links take kids to the iTunes store or the developer's site where other storybooks are sold.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Privacy & safety

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated storybook app can be used as read alone (it has a sound that indicates when kids should "turn" the page or parents can read it to their kids. It's also got Spanish and Cantonese settings.

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QUALITY
 

This classic children's bedtime story is simple and sweet. The animations are very basic but the graphics are gorgeous. The book opens with a mandolin playing. A child's voice, sometimes halting as if also learning to read, tells the story. When tapped the hen clucks, the dog barks, the cat mews and the mouse says "squeak squeak". Sadly, switching to Read By Myself didn't disable these cute sound effects.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:February 9, 2010
Category:Books
Publisher:Stepworks Company Limited
Version:1.40

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