Angelina Ballerina’s New Ballet Teacher is a new iPad eBook from Callaway Digital Arts. It’s one of the many animated, interactive iPad eBooks aimed at younger children.
This is one of my very favorite types of app for the iPad, as they are titles I can try out and enjoy with my 8 year old daughter. We’ve tried out a large number of these iPad eBook titles – and fond that some are awful, some are mediocre, and some are very, very good.
Happily, Angelina Ballerina’s New Ballet Teacher is in the last of those groups. In fact, it’s one of the very best titles of this kind that we’ve come across.
Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for the eBook, with some details on the story plot:
Take center stage with Angelina Ballerina in this really truly stupendous app. Read, watch, play, and twirl alongside the world’s most delightful little dancer as she meets Ms. Mimi on her first day of dance class at her new school. The app features special navigation that magically transforms each page of the story into a painting page and puzzle activity at a touch of the screen. With multi-touch animation, CGI video, painting, puzzles, and ballet lessons, Angelina’s New Ballet Teacher is an incredible interactive reading experience the whole family will enjoy.
Ms. Mimi is nothing like Angelina expects her to be, and Angelina worries that she’ll never fit in at her new school. Can Angelina work things out with Ms. Mimi, or are her dancing days over for good?
The story is a charming one and the voiceover for narration is excellent. There are a good number of interactive spots to tap on each page as well – and the app offers puzzle and painting activities, as well as a handful of ballet / music videos.
What makes this app outstanding is the animation. It’s the best my daughter and I have seen in any iPad eBook – and that’s saying a lot because we’ve seen a number of great titles with some stellar animation.
The animation in this app is incredibly high quality, and adds greatly to the enjoyment of the story. My daughter has become an instant big fan of Angelina and we’re both hoping there will be more iPad eBooks in this series.
Here’s an App Store link for Angelina Ballerina’s New Ballet Teacher; it’s currently priced at just $0.99, for a limited time.
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