Wow! I go ga-ga over apps with the word 'collection' or 'big book' in it. When I saw the press release for this app, I immediately requested for it! Another reason why I wanted to review this app is because Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, died few months ago and I think it would be nice to have a collection of the stories kept in my iPad for my children to treasure. Anyway, my review as below...
* Title: The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book
* Price: $5.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Apr 04, 2012
* Current Version: 1.08
* Size: 57.6 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Description from the product page:
"When Mama and Papa Bear go out for the night, Brother and Sister aren't too sad. Why? Because they have wonderful Mrs. Grizzle—the best babysitter and storyteller ever!
The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book features six original bedtime stories from Mrs. Grizzle's beloved collection. So climb into bed and experience bedtime at the bears' treehouse! This app includes:
* Little Red Grizzly Hood: A little cub visits her grandmother in the woods and encounters a very tricky wolf.
* The Three Billy Goats Gruff Meet the Bogg Brothers: Three goat brothers are determined to outsmart the hungry inhabitants under the bridge.
* The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig: The three little cubs see how their special houses, built from their favorite treats, fare against a very hungry pig.
* The Gingerbread Bear: Grandma and grandpa bear are in for a surprise when their freshly baked gingerbread bear hops right off the pan!
* Goldibear and the Three People: Goldibear strays too far outside the forest and encounters some terrifying creatures - people!
* The Little Red Hen: The little red hen enlists the help of the duck, the cat, and the pig to plant and harvest the wheat."
I have some of the Berenstain Bears' story apps on my iPad such as "The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree", "The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle" and "The Berenstain Bears Do Their Best".
* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch the objects in each page on the screen and the words pop out to tell you what it is!
* I like the concept of the stories in this app! I initially thought it will be just the replica of the folklore stories (such as Three Little Pigs) remake into Bears instead of Pigs, but hey, turns out, the stories came with a twist and a very cute lesson to learn from!
* Our personal favorites in this app have got to be the "The Gingerbread Bear" and "The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig"!
You can purchase the "The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book" app from the iTunes App Store.
I received no monetary compensation for this review, I was provided with the promo code by the sponsor to redeem the application for free from iTunes Store in order to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. Please do your own research when purchasing products, as your opinions may differ from mine. And if you'd like to read my previous iPad Apps reviews, you can do so by reading this post of mine called "My iPad App Reviews"