We had a meltdown at our house this morning and I needed to put together my review of The Three Pandas Animated Storybook. It was my six year old to the rescue when I asked him to please spend some time with the app and be prepared to tell me what he liked/didn’t like about it once I’d sorted out the crisis. I came downstairs to find him fully engaged in the story and eager to tell me what he thought.

A quick overview before we get to Mr. O’s thoughts. The Three Panda’s is a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The book can be read in either English or Chinese and has a soundtrack, narration and sound effects. You can even record your own narration. If you tap on the pandas they’ll move on the screen. A portion of the app proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization Pandas International.

Here’s what Mr. O liked about The The Three Pandas:

I like that the beds get messed up instead of broken.

It’s fun that instead of bears they are pandas and instead of Goldilocks it is a girl from China.

I like how Mei Mei and the Three Pandas sent each other letters at the end of the story.

I like how the beds, furniture, pillow, food and everything look like they come from China.

Instead of drawings and cartoons there are real pictures that are put together to make the story’s pictures. I like this.

Here is what he didn’t like.


This is a universal app designed for both the iPhone and the iPad.

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Price when Reviewed: $3.99

See the app in iTunes

Seller: See Here Studios LLCDisclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.

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    • TheiPhoneMom
      The iPhone Mom

      Congratulations to BJM, Geoff, Jake & Bridgette – your codes are on their way!


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