My good friends know that I absolutely LOVE Halloween so a good witch or goblins story is always a favorite around here! Developer Slim Cricket of France has put out an adorable 3D iBook called The Witch With No Name. The quality of the graphics and animation are top rank and it reminds me a bit of Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow – it is that good! Throughout the story you are able to touch the screen and fun animations and sound effects will keep the whole family entertained. For example, we come across a ghost hanging from the clothes line. When you touch him, he says “Boooo” and disappears. This is just one of the silly characters that show up from time to time throughout the story. There are over 25 interactive pages, 7 games, and interactive ending and a huge surprise in store at the end of the story.
We watch the nameless witch and Batina, her faithful companion -a bat of course – try to find out what the witch’s name is. She asks for your help to create different potions to find out what her name is and we take an adventure with her to find out. In her travels, she even comes across a Giant! This is a very cute story with so many mini-games it will be sure to be a favorite for any little ghoul! Best for ages 4 to 10 years of age and is available as an Android App on Google Play and in the App Store. Here’s to loads of fun with this witch’s tale!
Slim Cricket was started by four from Lyon, France in November 2011. Their aim is to become an important player in interactive books by leveraging their 15 years of experience in visuals, video games and animalted cartoons. Visit them at their website to learn more: www.slimcricket.com
And the iTunes link is here: http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/the-witch-with-no-name-hd/id529520197?l=fr&ls=1&mt=8
Note: I was provided with a promo code to review this iBook though it did not influence my opinion. I think this is a great iBook!
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