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What we love…

Really fun, engaging app, great interactions, animation, music, word highlighting

What we’d love to see…

Removal of social media links, index page, option to switch off music

Summary

A sweet, gentle, funny  tale about a robot and her 2 best friends. Great interactivity that enhances the story. Highly recommended for ages 2-6 years,

Our Rating

Jubitron the Girl Robot: The Lovely Little PicnicJubitron the Girl Robot: The Lovely Little Picnic is a universal storybook app from Curious Media. It is the first story in a series of stories about Jubitron, and features original music, animation and interactive elements. It has optional narration that is professionally done by an English narrator, with word highlighting as it is read. Touching individual words also causes them to be spoken.There are no adverts or in-app purchases. The end credit page of the book has social media links, they are only accessible from this page, but I would like to see them removed or childproofed.

Jubitron and her best friends Little Birdie and Mr Alligator are going on a picnic. They bring their favorite foods – olives, cake and cheese. The friends have a lot of fun together singing and dancing, but suddenly that all changes as it starts to rain and they all get soaked. Undeterred, the three friends set off in a rocket ship to find out where the rain is coming from. What did they find ? You’ll have to read the story to find out, but Jubitron saves the day and they make a new friend too.

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This is a really fun tale, each page has one interactive element – and it is always something that enhances the story rather than detracting from it. If the child needs a little help finding it, Little Birdie will tell them what to do. My children were in hysterics laughing when reading this story, their favorite interactive element was helping Jubitron cut the cheese with a chainsaw (complete with appropriate sound effects). There are lots of other fun interactions too including: making the friends walk faster, slower or even backwards; helping Little Birdie play the guitar; playing the cake drums with Mr. Alligator; and sending the rocket ship flying. I really liked the background music – it is bright, lively, and has a space-age feel to it, but for those who don’t, it would be nice to have the option to switch the music off independently. The app could also benefit from an index page so that kids can quickly find their favorite pages to revisit them.

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Overall, a really well-done, cute, engaging, fun app. It is a sweet, gentle  tale about a group of friends. It is well narrated with some really nice interactive elements. I think it is best suited to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners. My two kindergarteners loved it, and even their 3rd grader big brother couldn’t resist joining them when they were listening to it. Highly recommended.

 

Jubitron the Girl Robot: The Lovely Little Picnic
Jubitron the Girl Robot: The Lovely Little Picnic
by Curious Labs

Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878
Size: 383.39 MB

$3.99USD

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Also available for Android on Amazon and Google Play

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