|REVIEW: The Nativity Story Popup Deluxe Edition
Category: Children's / Books | Review Added: December 22, 2012
Storytime has evolved with the release of the iPad and developers are getting more and more creative with what they can do to expand well known stories. The Nativity Story Popup Deluxe Edition is no exception as the birth of Jesus Christ is retold in a creative and fun way.
The app begins with a title screen that allows you to choose between English, Spanish and French. From there, you access a How To Use This App screen which contains helpful tips on how to play sounds, turn pages, reveal the book's index, toggle narration or music and access other features in the book. After choosing to either read the story yourself, or have it narrated for you, the story begins.
The illustrations at done in a cut-out way which recreates the feeling of a pop-up book. Apart from the storyline, each page includes additional narration from each of the characters on the page, adding to the story. There are lots of hidden gems to be discovered by tapping or dragging on the screens.
One of my favorite features is the inclusion of the Christmas story through scripture as told in the book of Luke. We'll be using this app on Christmas morning with my own family as it's a great new way to explore the Christmas story.
The animation is top notch. The music and sound effects fit the story perfectly. The narration is beautiful done. Overall, this is a great addition to your eBook collection that the entire family will enjoy discovering together.