iPad App Review - Just a Mess

~ Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 7:54 AM ~

We are big fans of "Little Critter" apps and the last we reviewed is the "Little Critter Collection #1". So the moment I saw the words "Little Critter" in the latest Oceanhouse Media's press release in my email inbox, I immediately request for the promo code to redeem this app. Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Just a Mess
* Price: $0.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Jun 13, 2012
* Version: 1.09
* Size: 16.9 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Description from the product page:

"Little Critter's search for his baseball mitt leads him to the doorway of his bedroom which is "just a mess." Little Critter's unique attempts at cleaning, accompanied with humorous illustrations, will leave parents and children laughing and wondering if he will ever find his baseball mitt."

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What's good?

* 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 storyline where it tells how the Little Critter have to clear up his mess in order to look for his lost baseball mitt.

* I used the opportunity in this book to teach my 3 year old son about the importance of cleaning up his own things (and mess!) and not immediately rely on other people for help. I want him to know that he should at least attempt and give it a try to do things on his own before asking for help from others. You might think 3 year old is a tad to young to be teaching him independence but I beg to differ. I can actually see my boy nodding his head while I explain to him about the importance of cleaning up his things.

* There are some pages which got Ben's attention and reactions such as the page where Little Critter had to look for his baseball mitt in his own bedroom, screenshot shown below:

* I used the opportunity on this page to show to Ben how important it is to be neat and tidy, that unkept things are not just a mess, it will be a trouble when we need to look for our things when the time comes!

Room for Improvement?

* Nothing I can think of!

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You can purchase the " Just a Mess " app from the iTunes App Store.

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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"

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Comments (2) -

Jessie Hay

Ooooh it looks like a great app...and I know a 4 year old boy that would love it! ;)

Jennifer Saarinen

Jennifer Saarinen says:

That what my daughter's room looks like. I with I had an iPhone etc to get this app. Looks really cute and could teach my kids a lesson too!

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