Once upon a time, there was an app that took a classic fairy tale and created an interactive eBook masterpiece. Snow White by Nosy Crow is an amazing re-telling of Snow White complete with beautiful artwork, ingenious and fun interactive activities on every page and an engaging story. Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this wonderful app.
This version is true to the classic story with just a few changes to keep the story fresh and appealing to modern audiences. The story begins in Snow White’s infancy when she loses her beloved mother and her stepmother comes into her life. As Snow White grows, so does her beauty and the evil stepmother becomes more jealous of Snow White. The stepmother hires a huntsman to take Snow White into the forest and kill her, but he cannot, so she finds the cottage with the dwarves. She lives happily with them for quite some time, until the evil queen learns that Snow White is still alive. She cooks up a sinister plan to get rid of her once and for all.
Each page of the story has fun interactive activities that the reader must complete before moving on to the next page of the story. The activities include rocking baby Snow White back to sleep by tipping the iPad side to side or helping Snow White clean up the dwarf’s cottage. They also can help mine for jewels in the mines. One of my kid’s favorite parts of this app is that it uses the camera on your mobile device to use your child’s picture in the story. They can see themselves in the magic mirror and in a pond in the forest. My kid’s got such a kick out of seeing themselves in the story!
This app is truly a stand-out app among eBooks. Of all of the eBooks I have reviewed, this one is definitely at the top of the list. The illustrations and narration are brilliantly done and the activities are fun and engaging. My preschooler, first grader and third grader were all instantly drawn in by it and loved playing it. Nosy Crow has several other Fairy Tale apps that I am eager to purchase to add to my collection because I was so impressed by Snow White. I would highly recommend this app to any family or teacher. I guarantee you will love it too!