iPad App Review - Thumbelina

~ Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM ~

I received an email pitch asking whether I will be interested to review this upcoming story book app and upon checking out more info on it, I decided to review it because I grow up reading the Thumbelina story and yes, I guess reliving my childhood memories is kinda nice... not to mention to relive it with my children! Anyway, my review as below...

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* Title: Thumbelina
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Sept 26, 2012
* Version: 1.1
* Size: 109 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Oleksandr Pogrebniak
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"A miniature red-headed girl has suddenly appeared from a flower. Her enchanting beauty sways many hearts along her travels. She took a trip on a leaf of a water lily, flew on the back of a swallow, and made friends with the tiniest beings. Colorful montages reflect both joy and sadness within these interactive pages of this app.

Thumbelina joins an unusual music performance, singing songs of joy to sunshine and summer flowers. A new friend’s charm vanishes, and is taken over by bitter disappointment. Cheerful chatter of birds with the rise of dawn and boundless freedom is replaced by boredom of reclusion. It’s also a possibility the days will seem endless in this silent custody. Despite whatever happens, brave Thumbelina is faithful to the voice of her heart, this voice guides her through all the miseries straight to the carefree kingdom of new friends."

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What's good?

* It is engaging and interactive and I love that we can also touch and move around some of the objects in the story!

* Storyline wise, it remains the same but comes with glorious colors everywhere and with the upbeat music background, it gives the app a different modern feel to it. A cool thing is if you do not like to have background music while you read the story, you can turn off the music too.

* There is a page in particular which got Ben's attention, we can actually light up the room and dim it by touching the candles on the candlesticks hanging above the room. It's interesting and fun to see my 3 years old boy having fun playing with the lighting on this page.

* I like the navigation option where you can select which page to go to in this app.

In summary, this is a wonderful and captivating app which brings childhood memories back to life with a funky twist and new look!

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You can purchase the "Thumbelina" 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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Thumbelina!!! One of my favourite stories!

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