Reviewed by Alison
Even Monsters Get Sick from Busy Bee Studios is an adorable book which tells the story about Harry and a pet monster that he traded for from his friend Zub. Harry had to disguise his new friend Zub before bringing him home through his neighborhood. Unfortunately, Zub doesn’t seem to be as interactive as Harry would have liked despite a trip to the movies and a peppermint ice cream sandwich. Finally, Zub sneezed and Harry discovered his friend was sick. Harry’s Uncle Bob came over to take a look at him to try to help him feel better and said, Zub has a cold! He ate soup, heard bedtime stories, and soon Zub started to feel better. Then all of a sudden, Zub was fun! He helped to build a rocketship, taught Harry some new tricks with his guitar, and told spooky stories at kid camp! The book as a “read it to me” and a “read it to myself” option.
I loved that each page had interaction on it to help your child really get into the story. Our favorite one was the maze where we brought the monster home! It was a bit tricky but my four year old figured it out! We also loved the blasting off rocketship! The imagery was gorgeous and interactive and the little boy who read the book really brought it to life. Each page had a variety of interactions which really helped kids get into the book and the story. The app also allows you to page through and find your favorite pages as well which is great especially when your child may have a favorite activity. At the end of the story, when Mona wants to trade back Harry decides that he would never trade anything for a monster who gives the world’s best hugs! The musical soundtrack complements the app nicely with a variety of sound effects.
I would like to see the “i” button at the end of the app either a double tap or hidden in a parent’s only section since it provides links directly to the app store. It would also be great if the app forced you to get the counting right at the beginning of the app for the trade as you can put any of the items in for the trade rather than just what the actual trade is. Another enhancement I’d love to see is word highlighting as it would be helpful to early readers.
This app was delightfully interactive and would be best suited for children age three and older. I can see it being helpful to children who might be scared of going to the doctor, or new experiences. My preschooler loved this app and has played with it many times! This is a wonderful addition to your digital library! Be sure to grab it at the introductory pricing.
Even Monsters Get Sickby Busy Bee Studios
Category: Books, Educational, Games, Kids
Requirements: Compatible with iPad 2 3G, iPad 3G, iPadMini, iPad WiFi, iPadFourthGen, iPadMini4G, iPad 2 WiFI, iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadThirdGen
Size: 116 MB
Screenshots for iPad(Click to enlarge)
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