Snowman Joe

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  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Snowman Joe
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  • Last modified: December 18, 2013
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Snowman Joe is a sweet tale full of lovely illustrations and simple animations that would be a great bedtime story any time of the year.

App Info

Price: $1.99
AppStore User Rating: 5

Download on the App Store

Overview

Snowman Joe is another one of our featured apps in the Christmas & Holiday Apps For Kids post that is a sweet story for the holidays that is full of breathtaking illustrations and simple animations that tells the tale of a snowman named Joe who wants nothing more than to communicate with the stars above. This is the perfect bedtime story for the holidays or any night of the year.

Features include:

  • Rhyming story
  • Wonderful illustrations
  • Narration options

Quality

Snowman Joe is a delightful rhyming story with amazing high quality illustrations and simple animations to keep children entertained. The narration and background music are a perfect match to the illustrations making this one of the most beautiful storybook apps I have seen. While it does include narration options on the main page, it does not allow for text highlighting which is typically included in most storybook apps. With that said, the rest of the app is very well done and the developers have created a beautiful storybook app.

Education

This app is not rated for education.

Entertainment

Snowman Joe is the perfect bedtime story for around the holidays or any time of year. The rhyming story and wonderful illustrations help to keep children engaged as they enjoy the story etc. While some storybook apps include an in-app activity in addition to the story this one does not which can be a little disappointing to some parents. With that said, the story is very good and the simple animations and narration are sure to keep children entertained.

Value

Priced at just under two dollars, this app is a good deal. Despite the fact that text highlighting is not included and there are no additional activities, the story and wonderful illustrations make up for what it is lacking. Once parents see the wonderful set up, narration options, and the beautiful illustrations they will find that this storybook app is a good buy.

Child Friendliness

In addition to the wonderful rhyming story and the easy to use interface, this app is great for kids because it is safe to use too. There are no in-app purchase or social media links to be concerned with so parents don’t have to worry about that at all. There is however a “info” button that provides a link to the developer’s website that is not password protected so parents will want to be aware of that. With that said despite the lack of text-highlighting the narration options make this app easy to enjoy which is great for pre-readers.

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