About the App:
Age Range: 2 and up
Released: Sep 30, 2013
Size: 32.5 MB
Seller: Storypanda Enterprises Inc.
About the Story:
Sammy wants a pet snake, but has to prove he's ready to take on the responsibility by caring for a "practice pet." As you read you can help Sammy show he’s ready for the responsibility of a new pet.
With this digital book you can create your own version of the story as a family. Choose different activities for Sammy and his pet snake to play. Rewrite the sentences to personalize the story.
For children ages 2-8 years old
About the Creators:
"The Practice Pet interactive app" was a collaborative effort between husband and wife team of Author Anne Scully, Illustrator Robert Scully and also Canadian publisher Storypanda.
Scully Website | Story Panda
This is an adorable story about a boy that wants a pet so his father lets him get a "practice pet" to prove that he is responsible enough for a real pet. The story is really cute and kids will be able to relate to it and laugh along. My own kids quite enjoyed the story and the simple interactions that come with it.
There are some sounds and some interactions with the book. There is no narration (unless it's hiding somewhere and I just couldn't find it). The noises are all background sounds like outdoor noises, water dripping, that kind of thing. I really like the way this book app is still a book and not a game. The interactions are simple, like tapping the snake to make him sparkle after he shed his old skin.
The illustrations are lovely. They aren't quite as gorgeous as Robert Scully's Stumble Trip Fall, but they are warm and charming all the same. If you have an iPad, I would suggest downloading the Story Panda app and filling it with some of their books. They are great to have around when you need to occupy your child but don't want them watching TV.
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