Saturday, December 8, 2012

Beau and the Beanstalk ~ review

(Summary taken from

"Beau and the Beanstalk is being released as a revolutionary Interactive App. Children will be able to read along with the text as Lee Baker narrates the story as well as hear the characters speak as they interact on their PC, Mac, ipad, iphone, Android pad, Android phone or Kindle Fire.

Author Lee Baker created a fun new book for children of all ages to enjoy. A reverse on the classic tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, Baker's Children's book Beau and the Beanstalk is about an adolescent giant who is ridiculed in a magical kingdom in the clouds and climbs down a beanstalk to meet Jack, a hack-magician with a love of fire tricks, who will do anything to be the star of the circus. 

This book is an instant hit with parents and educators. The book teaches values like overcoming difficulties, taking care of mistakes, standing up to bullies and choosing the right friends. The illustrations will immediately draw the reader into the story."

My take on this app:
What an interesting idea to capture youngsters imaginations! If you have ever read "Jack and the Beanstalk" your going to enjoy sharing "Beau and the Beanstalk" with your youngsters, because it allows them to see the story thru the eyes of the giant. With characters that just pop off your computer screen your young one will enjoy seeing the story come to life,as the story unfolds. There are also several valuable life lessons you can discuss with your child, such as bullying, and how each of us are responsible for what we do. Overall, I really enjoyed the app, and think that it would easily draw young readers in.

In addition to the app you can also read "Beau and the Beanstalk." 

A complimentary copy of the "Beau and the Beanstalk" app was provided for review.


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