Wednesday, October 26, 2011


From PicPocket Books

About the App

BOO! Halloween with Sophie and Sam is magical. Come meet the owls, pumpkins and ghosts on Halloween night with a playfully spooky (but not scary) rhyming tale. Get in a Halloween mood, because this night is for me and for you… full of laughter, mischief, and of course… BOO!

My Thoughts

Halloween is just around the corner and some parents might be looking for books on the special day for their kids to read.image

I received this app with a specific request to review it before the big day of trick-or-treating…  I agreed on it and immediately downloaded the app.

Once the app was installed on the iPad, I proceeded to read it by myself before I put it in the hands of my little girl.   And to be honest, I personally am happy I did this.  Though the images are adorable, there are some things in it that bug me… like the ghosts, the haunted house and the witch.  The music is somewhat creepy though sweet at the same time.  

There is interaction through the app where your child can touch the screen and you can hear the cats meowing, the cauldron bubbling and so on.   The reading is well done by the young lady and she even have intonations that goes with the theme of the story.

imageHowever, even though we let our kids running Halloween we have some reservations on letting them using scary things as costumes.   We never decorated our pumpkins in a scary way or even the house for that matter.   Consequently, I personally won’t let my three years old interact with this app because there are scary things in there and knowing that she is a pretend kid I don’t want her to start pretending about ghost and haunted house.

Mind I know that not all parents will think like me and won’t have any issues with this story.   So if you are such a parent, let me tell you that the story is quite cute and colorful even though the theme is spooky.    The drawings of the story are adorable I find. 

Apparently the iPad version includes discussion questions for kids, parents, and teachers.  Thought I have received the HD version of the app, I have not stumbled on the discussions questions.   So I am wondering if it might be forgotten in the release of the app…

Boo! is available on iTunes for the price of 2.99$.

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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