Thursday, March 10, 2011

Essential Red Riding Hood

ERRH_HD_1Essential Red Riding Hood
By Robot Stampede

About the App

Explore the classic Red Riding Hood in this beautifully illustrated interactive story book!

Read along as the story is wonderfully narrated to you. Turn the pages and play along as you explore the story with many fun activities.


  • Beautiful classic illustrations updated with engaging animations
  • Professionally narrated audio engages and entertains
  • Innovative touch activities, fun, and surprises: Help fill Grandma's basket with food, Paint Red Riding Hood's Cape, beware of angry bees, and uncover the Wolf
  • Read to yourself or enjoy professional narration

Our Thoughts

This is a classic story which I learned when I was younger.   I thought it would be great for my kids to hear it as well.   ERRH_HD_5this particular version combines different versions of the story.    I remember that the version I had read when I was younger was different than this one.   However, what I didn’t know was that the fairy tale is one that was published as early as 1697.  

The app is very well done and incorporates many vintage illustration of the famous fairy tale.   You also have a different animation on each pages included in the app.   Sometimes you will be asked to color the hood in red, put the food in the basket, touch the wolf to hear it growl, and much more.

I was planning to get my daughter who is three to listen to the story but after going through it myself, I think I will wait a bit.    Some sounds are a bit scary I find (like the grand-mother screaming at the wolf) for my girl.   I know how she reacts sometimes with some shows we watch and I think it would be wiser for us to wait another year before sitting down and “reading” Little Red Riding Hood”.   However, you have the possibility to remove the sounds from the app as well.   

Part of me wishes that I could have the functionality of keeping the sounds of the story without having the reading being done.    So that my kids can practice their reading but still have the noises of the forest and so on.  Maybe in a future update this functionality will be available.  

Still this app is very well done.   I love the interactions that is already included in it and recommend it if your child is not easily scared.

Essential Red Riding Hood is available on iTunes for 1.99$ for the iPhone and 2.99$ for the iPad.

Disclaimer: I received the app for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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