iPad App Review - Koto Go West

~ Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:53 AM ~

A year ago, I get to review "Koto Go Silence" and the developer has recently emailed me to request for my review on their latest Koto series. You know, my almost 4 years old boy still occasionally watch the Koto Go Silence app before his bedtime, so of course I am all for reviewing the latest story on Koto the awesome dog!

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* Title: Koto Go West
* Price: $2.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Dec 19, 2012
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 96.4 MB
* Language: English
* Seller: Daniel Shneor
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Description from the product page:

""Koto Go West" is a new beautifully animated storybook app that throws users into the adventurous world of Koto, as a tenacious sheriff dog in a Wild West town. Following the chases he embarks on, through tracking down mysterious noises, Koto encourages the reader's cognition between sound imagination and real life objects."

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* Like the previous Koto book, my boy's eyes lit up when he sees Koto the dog again but this time in a different scene, the West! My boy sometimes like to pretend play with cowboy and guns and stuff, so to see Koto the dog as a cowboy dog is quite cute!

* The illustrations in this book is top notch and I love the vivid colors used, very attractive and eye catching.

* I like the storyline where it tells how Koto imagine weird things happening around whenever he hears some weird sounds around him.

* I also used the opportunity to teach Ben some new words, such as cowboy shoes, rattle snake, aborigines and so on.

* It was such a nice coincidence that I just went through a Youtube video with my boy on rattlesnakes and we saw a rattlesnake in the Koto book. My boy immediately called out rattlesnake when he saw it!

* The app comes automatically with the Read Out Loud feature but requires us to tap each pages to move through the story, so I used this opportunity to teach Ben to tap the text himself, so that he can learn that tapping the text will enable us to know what is going to happen next and I also want him to be more in-charge when we are going through this app.

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You can purchase the "Koto Go West" 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 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 (20) -

Bashir Ahmed

I've checked many reviews about this "Koto Go West" Ipad app. Its really  nice.

Thank you.


This looks like a fun interactive story for little ones. I know one 3 yr old who would love it

Holly Trudeau

How cute, I haven't heard of this app before but it sounds like one my son would really like, thanks for sharing!


this looks cute.  i think the kids will like it.


Great for kids and little ones. Great app and thanks for sharing some information about it with us.

Denise Taylor-Dennis

Looks like a cute app thanks for sharing about this one.  I had never heard of this one.

Huguette English

Very nice, something the kids would like!

ashima gupta

Hey, this app sounds nice..thanks for sharing Smile

denise smith

my kids love this its really cute

Lovely Joy Merced

Lovely Joy Merced says:

This is a must have for mommies with little kids, thanks for the info!

Andy Grice

I got hooked into the review.Great graphics for children.


I never knew this existed...until now!

Sylvie Williams

I am going to try this with my son.


Wow! this Koto Go West animated storybook app seems interesting! I would love to try this one. I think my daughter will love this since she loves sound imagination and real life objects. Smile


I love when bloggers do app reviews! I hate buying an app for my son only to be disappointed with it. This one sounds great! The graphics and colors are impressive.

Christina Kelbel

Christina Kelbel says:

These seem cute. I will keep these in mind if I can ever get an iPad for my son.


I never even heard of this app..although my sons are bigger now it still seems like a cute app for little ones.


This look like something the kids would enjoy! Thanks for the post, will defiantly give it a try ;)

Kathy Smith

Sounds like a great story. Thanks for the review.

tami s

I'm going to download this for my grandson

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