Another great story brought to us by VivaBook – Nickelby Swift, Kitten Catastrophe tells the tale of an inventor, Dr. Kafruganegel, who ran into all sorts of mishaps with creations gone awry. Dr. Kafruganegel never meant any harm, though; his intention was to make life easier for everyone he knew. And then, there was the problem of his new kitten, Nickelby Swift, who only wanted to be helpful as well. One day when the doctor is away on an errand, Nickelby Swift cannot contain his excitement and has to check out the newest invention – the Clean-O-Matic housekeeping robot…there ends up being a huge mess ironically. You will have to read to find out what happens…
The words of the story are highlighted as they are read aloud so that little ones can follow along easily. I always like when there is an option to either have the story read aloud to you or when you are able to read it yourself. This app also provides the option to record yourself reading the story which is really neat.
This is such a cute story – and the graphics and animations are brilliant! I loved all the ways that you were able to interact with the characters and the inventions. The sound effects and music are great and add a lot to the book as well. I think that it would be appropriate for children of many ages – younger children could listen to the “read to me” option or your own recording, while those who are older could read it on their own. I would definitely recommend giving this book a try!
Price when Reviewed: $3.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later. This app is designed for iPhone and iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.