Reviewed by Alison

Five Little Monkeys Wash the CarFive Little Monkey’s Wash the Car is a universal app from Oceanhouse Media is the tale of our favorite little monkey’s and a “rickety, rattletrap wreck of a car” which is constantly breaking down.  Mama decides she’s ready to sell the car “cheap” while the monkey’s decide to clean up the car for sale.  The monkey’s decide that they should wash the car and scrub and wash and paint until it is sparkling clean.  Unfortunately, the monkey’s make a bad decision while trying to increase visibility for the sale sign and the car ends up in the swamp.  The monkey’s get lucky and are able to sell the car to some crocodiles.  The app features “read it to me”, “autoplay” and “read it to myself” mode which allows your child to interact with the story in a variety of ways.

We really liked how creative the monkey’s were in cleaning the car up and coming up with a solution for covering up the rust with the beautiful drawings.  We also liked touching the various objects, headlights, monkey’s, soap, scrubbing action and the like to hear the words aloud.  It is interesting to see how the monkey’s come out of their “scrape” and in the end get an even better car for the family.

I wish the app allowed children to actually scrub or do the various actions in the book via animation.  That would be a great addition and bring another level of interaction into the app.

This app is perfect for pre-readers, early readers and young grade school children who enjoy reading by themselves.  The narration and auto-play methods help the youngest readers enjoy the book, while older readers can read the book to themselves while enjoying the antics of the five little monkey’s.

Category: Kids Books

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Cost: $2.99 Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car - Oceanhouse Media(15.3MB)
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CategoryKids Books

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Cost: $2.99 Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car - Oceanhouse Media(15.3MB)
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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her two sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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