Parents' Guide to

Storybook Workshop

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Record your own fairytale readings in fun Wii game.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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Storybook Workshop makes reading out loud a hoot. It is enchanting for kids to hear their high voices change into a deep one or even one of a robot. This is a fun game for families with non-reading children because they can watch and listen as their parents or older siblings record a story and then join in on saying key phrases. It is fun for children who can read because the voice altering software is interesting to experiment with. This game also allows a visiting grandparent or traveling parent to record a story that can be enjoyed later by a child.

While Storybook Workshop does a great job of making reading fun, its navigation is a little burdensome with multiple menu screens popping up before you can get to read a fairytale. Also, when using the microphone, there is a delay in hearing what you read out loud, which can be disconcerting. We would have welcomed the ability to turn off the background music, because it can, at times, be too much of a distraction. Fortunately, you can turn it down. Please note that these complaints are only minor and that they did not take away much from the overall enjoyment of the game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: December 1, 2009
  • Genre: Educational
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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