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The Three Little Pigs

The Three Little Pigs

Spring 2012 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 & Up
Composed By: Robin Beanland
Developer: Ed Bryan
Developer: Will Bryan
Writer: Kate Wilson
Developer: Nosy Crow
Download Price: $5.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

Oh that Nosy Crow! They've gone and recreated the Three Little Pigs as you've not seen them before.

Each piglet has more personality than ever; Mom and Dad can't wait for their nest to be empty, the eldest boy is a nervous wreck, the girl appears worried but holds her pocketbook like the queen, and the youngest can't wait to get started on his adventure.

So off they go. The spunky little pig leads the way. Tapping on each lets readers hear (and read) the perfectly matched conversation bubbles. The eldest is tired and wants to know how much farther they have to go, the girl is hungry and wants a snack, and the youngest just marvels at the sites along the way. And so, as the traditional story unfolds, each little pig builds a house of straw, sticks, and bricks. All are pleased with their homes and settling in quite happily.

Until the Big Bad Wolf arrives in his food truck. Dressed in his best mobile chef's attire, he huffs and puffs and (yes readers, you too) blows the house down. When the first two arrive at the youngest brick house, the feisty youngster is ready with a plan. As the eldest jumps from foot to foot and clutches his privates, the resourceful youngest puts his plan of revenge in place. Charming to the core.

Claire S. Green   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

Look for this product at:
Nosy Crow
http://www.nosycrow.com
Available on iTunes

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