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Did you have some pop-up books when you were a child? I did. I got them for my boys when they were younger too. I remember their faces when things in the book popped up. It was delightful to see. When I learned that there was a new 3D interactive pop-up storybook app I was intrigued. The app is named Fairy Tales.
As you might guess from the title, this is a storybook featuring fairy tales. There are currently eight different fairy tales in the storybook –
- The Princess and the Pea – FREE
- Goldilocks and the three bears
- Mother Snow
- The Enormous Turnip
- The Three Little Pigs
- The Three Spinners
- The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
The developer has announced plans to add more titles in the near future.
The app gives users one story for free, The Princess and the Pea. To get the other apps you must purchase them within the app. There is a parent gate requiring a code to be input in order to make a purchase.
When you click to open a storybook the user selects if they are going to read it to themselves or if they are going to have it read aloud.The stories in Fairy Tales are narrated by professional actors. Users are able to follow along as the story is read aloud. If the story is being narrated the user still needs to turn the pages.
Every few pages there are mini-games. These mini-games are part of the story, and give the user the opportunity to help the characters in the story. For example, when the princess wants to get into the castle she has to press the correct pattern to make the bells ring. In another scene the reader helps the queen place the pea under the pile of mattresses. If the reader doesn’t guess the right answer or do the right thing they are encouraged to try again.
The app offers a daily bonus of coins. You could use the coins you accumulate to get more books.
Here’s a trailer.
GET THE APP
The Fairy Tales app is free. It is $7 to unlock all of the stories. There is a bonus game, Star Dust, included.