Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown? Here’s some good news for anyone who didn’t answer ‘me’ to that question. Charlie Brown’s All-Stars is a brand new iPad storybook app that celebrates friendship, team spirit, and the ultimate underdog when it comes to baseball teams and players.
This app is published by Loud Crow, makers of the wonderful ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ iPad storybook app – a long-time favorite of mine and a selection in our list of the Best iPad Apps of 2012. It’s a nice addition to their growing series of Peanuts storybooks apps for the iPad.
Like most good iPad storybook apps, you can choose to read the book yourself or have it read to you. In this case, it’s not just any old narrator though – it is read by Stephen Shea, the voice of Linus in the classic TV airings of Peanuts. It also includes voices and music from the original animated TV special that aired in 1968.
The re-mastered artwork looks great on the pages of this storybook, and brings back lots of memories for those of us who watched this and other Charlie Brown classics on TV. No Peanuts baseball season would be complete without Charlie Brown’s signature way of expressing his disappointment.
The app has a number of interactive elements sprinkled through its pages. On some pages tapping on one of the gang will get them saying lines that are additional to the standard page text.
On others you can touch and swipe to make the characters do things – like swipe to swing, or try to help Charlie Brown make a catch.
If you have Charlie Brown fans in your household, young or old, this should be a big hit with them. I’m happy to say that my 10 year old daughter is an avid Peanuts fan and thoroughly enjoys these iPad storybooks that bring them new life in a new medium.
Here’s an App Store link for Charlie Brown’s All-Stars; it’s priced at $4.99 and is a universal app that will run on both iPad and iPhone.