A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island is an interactive adaptation of the award-winning children's book by Karen Guinn Robertson with illustrations by Victor Guiza. The story follows a boy named Kai on his treasure-hunting exploits, letting kids tap treasure chests to decide which part of the story to hear next. The story ends once Kai finds a special treasure in one of the chests, and the outcome is random, meaning the story will always read a little differently from the time before.
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Is it any good?
TREASURE KAI highlights sections of text as they're read aloud rather than individual words, and the in-game voice-overs can be turned off if parents would prefer to read to their kids or have them read by themselves. While the app might not be as focused on honing kids' reading skills as other interactive books, it's sure to entertain and engage readers thanks to fun cartoony scenes with lively animations, enthusiastic voice acting, and plenty of objects to tap on and investigate.