Lulu in Australia is a new app from the ZANZIBOOK, the app publisher behind Gus Little Coin. This new app is a cute story that follows Lulu and her pet kitten, Zazou, as they travel through the different regions of Australia. The app includes an interactive story mode, which is animated and narrated in two languages, English and French. A yellow bird arrives with Lulu and her luggage, and then appears on each page of the book for young readers to find and interact with. Picking out a sunhat at the boutique, surfing on Cactus Beach, and throwing a boomerang are some of the exciting activities that are awaiting Lulu and Zazou. Music and dancing, too – of course!
During their travels, readers will learn fun facts about Australia – and, if the reader has a favorite destination in the story they may navigate directly to that part of the story by utilizing the map mode. Once they finish with the story, they will find a jumble game. Here readers may align section of a puzzle to create the animals found in the story – a crocodile, a platypus, and a few others. I enjoyed the story, games, and interactions of Lulu in Australia and think they’d be suitable for a variety of ages.
Price when Reviewed: $2.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.