Have you seen the Disney movie Brave? Brave: Storybook Deluxe is the app adaptation of the movie. Whether you are trying to re-live the movie experience or to get a glimpse of the story, you won’t be disappointed. The app skillfully blends illustration, music, animation, and game into the tale of the Scottish princess Merida, who is a strong willed girl challenging stereotype to have her own destiny. Her story is inspirational to children of all ages.
When you open the app, you will see three options:
Follow along: the story is read for you professionally in a Scottish tone. A very nice feature is the animated scenes from the movie on some of the pages throughout the book. I only wish the movie clips are a little longer.
Read and explore: you read the book by yourself. You can also record your own reading. This is a nice feature for parents to record their reading so the kids can hear familiar voices even when the parents are not around. You can explore the pages to find hidden objects that can be used for games.
Play: there are 6 puzzles with 3 difficulty levels each, 6 coloring pages, and two archery games for young kids. One game needs the arrows hidden on the pages. You have to read through the app to find the arrows, or you cannot play the game.
This is a good piece of art. The story is positive and inspirational, the art and music are beautiful, the illustration and animation are vibrant, and the games integrate with the app smoothly. It should be in your app collection.
It is designed for kids 4 and up. It is available for iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is $6.99 at App Store.
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