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Review: Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe for iPad

Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe

Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe is an iPad eBook app that brings the recently released movie to the iPad in storybook form. The publishers describe it as a

supercharged children’s book app filled with vibrant art, professional narration, exciting music and sound effects, plus A-list celebrity voices from the film.

My daughter (Zoe) and I are big fans of iPad eBooks and she also loved the first Cars movie – so this one had instant appeal for us and I felt sure it would be a hit with Zoe. Sadly, that has not ended up being true. It’s been a very disappointing app for both of us. Hit the break for reasons why …

 

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Disney Releases Cars 2 Storybook App for iPad

Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe for iPad

Just a day before the new Cars 2 movie release, Disney has released the Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe eBook app for the iPad. Here’s a little slice of its App Store intro:

Experience the action-packed story of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 in this supercharged children’s book app filled with vibrant art, professional narration, exciting music and sound effects, plus A-list celebrity voices from the film.

And some of its noteworthy features:

· Choose between two reading modes that allow you to follow along as the story is read aloud, or to explore each page at your own pace.
· Play exciting games inspired from the movie—test your memory in Tokyo Lights and try your hand at Mater’s Tire Toss.
· Record your voice reading the story and hear it played back as narration.
· Tap characters and objects for animated surprises.
· Also includes 5 coloring pages and 5 interactive jigsaw puzzles for extra fun!

My daughter is a big fan of the first Cars movie, so I grabbed this app up hoping she’ll enjoy a sneak peek of the new movie. I’ve taken only a very brief look at the app so far; I’ll wait to give it a proper go when my daughter is around, but it looks promising.

Here’s an App Store link for Cars 2 Storybook Deluxe; it’s currently priced at $5.99, which is apparently a ‘low introductory price’.

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