iPad App Review - Stone Soup

~ Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:14 PM ~

I just mentioned few days ago that I don't often received pitch email asking me to review iPad apps with the promo code given along as well and that when I do get emails like this, I feel obligated to redeem it and try it out and then share my feedback. And then I got this email asking me to review this app. I checked out the app in details as 'Stone Soup' sounds weird, I mean, stone soup?! Really?! Without further ado, here goes my feedback...

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* Title: Stone Soup
* Price: $1.99
* Category: Books
* Released: Jan 12, 2013
* Version: 1.0
* Size: 144 MB
* Language: English, Chinese
* Seller: Zhong Ming
* Rated: 4+
* Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Description from the product page:

"One night, three rabbits arrived at a small village. They hoped that they could stay in the village for one night, but when they arrived in the village, they found that all of the windows were shut, and all of the lights were turned off. They thought that all of the people in the village were selfish and refused to accept others and could not be happy. Therefore, the three rabbits decided to cook stone soup in order to attract the attention of the villagers, who then joined the cooking voluntarily. With the proceeding of the plot, the readers can join the animal characters in the story and learn to be generous and ready to help others in order to have joy and happiness. The Stone Soup is not only inspiring to children but also worth reading and reflection by every adult. Caring about others can make you happy and your life will be more beautiful if you treat it with sincerity and honesty. "

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* The animation on this story app is fantastic and cute!

* I love that we can also touch certain objects on the screen and I spent quite some time playing with this particular page below, was just amazed at the sun rising and setting and the shadows cast on the scenery is just amazing!

* I like the storyline where it tells how 3 rabbits got the villagers who are selfish and not friendly to turn the opposites at the end by cooking up a unique stone soup.

* One thing that got me annoyed in this story app is the loud music background. I think it will be much much better if the background music is lowered down quite a bit as it currently overshadows the narrator's voice.

* I took the opportunity in this app to teach my almost 4 years old boy how important it is to share what we have and to make friends.

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You can purchase the "Stone Soup " 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 (17) -


This looks like a great app, Hopefully it will attract the kids to like cooking ;)

Holly Trudeau

What a cute app, love that it stresses generosity Smile


Wow, I just had to read this, as Stone Soup is a favorite childhood story for me. I had a Danny Kaye LP that I practically wore the grooves off of. Did I lose you? Laughing

Mitzi Fisher

I love this review. Hopefully this will be of interest to children Smile

denise smith

love the review i think my kids would love this app

tami s

I love the book!  Psyched to get the app for my grandson!


This app is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

john meinke

thank you

Christina Kelbel

Christina Kelbel says:

I remember this story. The app. looks okay.

German Lopez

Thanks for the review. I am always looking for new educational and exciting apps to download for my son. He loves reading and playing educational games on my table. Ill have to check it out.

Rich Hicks

what a great app to teach the kids.  Lot of lessons in it!


What a cute app!

jenny esplana

aww/. thats a great game.. my niece will going to love it.

Wendy Mastin

Thanks for reviewing books and apps for children.

Gabrielle Evans

Gabrielle Evans says:

looks great thanks

Donald Poole

I love the graphics on this app. Especially, the cute bunny faces.

Huguette English

Huguette English says:

This is so cute, thanks for sharing.

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