Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard is a beautifully illustrated picture book on iPad with a great lesson to teach: Be ready to forgive, and the goodness will fill the world. In addition to the story, kids also have puzzle games to play at the end of the book.
Son of the Sun goes out to explore the world. He wants to know about North Pole, and it is his first stop. But he is trapped in ice by the Wizard Lizard. Will he be free? What happens to the Wizard Lizard? The story doesn’t follow the typical “good guy wins, bad guy loses” stereotype. Instead, Son of the Sun decides to free the Lizard. At the end, the book delivers a strong message of forgiveness.
I like the structure of the book. Each text page is followed by a picture page where kids can interact with the characters on the page. Tabbing on the polar bear, kids will see the polar bear jumping into the water to catch a fish; Hitting on the huge ice blocks tracking Son of the Sun, kids will see the ice breaking into pieces and bright light coming out from Son of the Sun.
The interaction on the text page is minimum, so kids can’t be distracted, thus can focus on the story itself.
It is a long story, but with the professional narration, it can be read to kids of any age. Older kids can choose to turn off the narration to read by themselves.
The pictures are bright and bold with the feeling that is painted on paper. I like the music accompanied the story. It complements the book and helps pull readers into the story. At one point in the book, kids can listen to a mini concert run by the freed animals.
Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard is a beautiful book app with a strong moral to teach. Kids will not only enjoy the lovely story with bright pictures and music, they will also learn how to forgive others.
Son of the Sun is available for iPad. It is $2.99 on App Store.
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