Parents' Guide to

The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fully stocked app with games, stories, video, and art.

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The read-along stories in THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR: READ & PLAY may be adaptations of TV cartoon episodes, but they're still fun -- and beautifully presented in an easy-to-use format. The mini-games section, which includes mazes, coloring pages, scene-building "sticker" sets, and a do-it-yourself kaleidoscope, feels like enough to be an app unto itself. When you add the two full-length storybooks to it, there's no denying this is a well-stocked package. The joke book leaves a bit to be desired (though kids will likely laugh at it even if their parents are groaning), but that's only one small part of this otherwise quite good app.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: November 10, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Version: 1.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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