Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Look out Larry! (iPad App, Wasabi Digital)

The lovely folk at Wasabi got in touch with us to tell us all about their storybook apps and as soon as we saw their ethos, we instantly wanted to find out more.

Wasabi sing from the developer song sheet of providing engaging content-rich apps that don't fleece parents for micro-payments but still retain high production values and reasonable prices.

We took a look at "Look out Larry!", a great little story where a lizard tries to get through his adventure-packed day in one piece.

Interaction is the key with Wasabi's story apps, and young readers are encouraged to join in and help Larry escape the various animals in the outback that would like to eat him for lunch, dinner and tea.

Listening to the utterly lovely lilting australian of the lady who reads the story, I could quite happily have listened all day! Charlotte loved helping Larry escape and there's a rather delicious little twist in the story at the end. I'll leave you to find that one out for yourselves.

The app features a match pair game for a bit of extra fun, but it's really all about the story and the great painterly visuals and atmospheric sound production lift this a notch above the ordinary everyday storybook apps that seem to be flooding the app store. We love Larry!

Check out the Wasabi website and the app store for more great preschool apps and stories.

Charlotte's best bit: Poking Larry and listening to him squeak! Poor Larry!

Daddy's favourite bit: That lovely Australian accent, and lovely painted visuals.

(Kindly supplied to us for review by Wasabi Productions)