Biscuit’s Birthday is a fun new app that is designed for early readers. Many of you have probably enjoyed Biscuit The Little Yellow Puppy in printed book form – now you have the chance to check out this new app featuring the same fun-loving puppy and help him celebrate his birthday! The app is loaded with engaging interactive animations and cute sound effects on every page. There are two options for reading the book: “Read to Me” which uses a narrator and highlighted text, or “Read to Myself” which lets those who can already read do it on their own. The interactive animations on each page give young readers something to do with their busy hands – and there is a special dog bone on each page that when you find you are told “Good Job!”.
Aside from reading the story about Biscuit’s Birthday, there are also other fun games and puzzles to do as well. You can play with the Coloring Book where you can choose a scene from the book you want to color in – something I thought was neat was the option for a color-in-the-lines mode which is perfect for little fingers – and you can share your art when you are done. There is a Sticker Book which you can play with and move and position the stickers in a few scenes from the book, fun for little ones who may not color yet. For those children who are a little older, there is a Memory Game which features eight cards that you try to match into pairs. There is also a Puzzle Game for the older kids, but each puzzle only has six pieces and the background shows a faint image of what the completed puzzle should look like – so it is easy to match up puzzle pieces.
I really enjoyed the Biscuit’s Birthday app and thought that the story was very cute. I also like that there are so many other things to do for the kids besides read the story…coloring, stickers, the memory game, and a puzzle! I would definitely recommend this app to those with young children and I know my son and I will be loving this one for sure as we have our own “little yellow dog”.
Price when Reviewed: $2.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Seller: zuuka incorporated
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.