Babel, the King - EPIC animated story book, is a new top storybook iPad app from the developer EPIC Agency. This beautifully illustrated narrative tells the story of Babel, the grouchy cat who becomes convinced he's a king. With fun animations and interactions, this story will quickly become a favourite for children young and old. A Fun Educational Apps Top Picks!
Babel the cat, is a grouchy cat, who is not the smartest, and has nothing better to do that aggravate the clouds. Through a series of events, Babel finds what he thinks is a crown and becomes convinced he is a king. Listening to the voice coming from his crown, Babel tries to make himself kingly by finding subjects, building a castle, and looking for a dragon. In an entertaining turn of events though, the clouds come back for their revenge.
In twenty fully interactive pages, the story of Babel unfolds in beautiful illustrations and a solid narrative. Designed for kids age 2-8, this story will engage kids and parents alike. The reader has the option to have the story read to them by a pleasant sounding narrator or to read the story to themselves. At the turn of each page, a help layer (which can be turned off) shows where to push, pull, or blow to make the animations work on each page. Children will enjoy the antics of Babel and his followers by manipulating their actions.
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Babel, the King will quickly become a favourite in any household. The illustrations are unique and gorgeous. The story is original and fun. I loved having a fresh story to read with the kids. The narrator's voice was really pleasant, not computerized or tinny. I loved that the help layer showed on each page, and can be turned off after becoming familiar with the app. The animations and interactions are fun and surprising. From blowing up a tornado, to sheep eating clouds, the antics of the characters will keep the reader laughing. Additionally, there is an easy to use visual timeline of pages, to easily find your place if you shut the app off mid-story. This app is super easy to use and will be an independent activity for all kids.
Overall, Babel, the King is a top storybook app. With its lovely illustrations, it's engaging interactions, and a fun storyline, Babel, the King is a great addition to anyone's digital library. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the antics of Babel, the self made king, his mindless followers, and the clouds who want revenge.
Babel, the King - EPIC animated story book is available for downlaod via the iTunes App Store
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, a special education teacher, and a technology coach. She is a self proclaimed nerd with a passion for incorporating technology into education.
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