Nico and Draco is a digital storybook offering a full immersion experience in either English or Spanish. This is the story of Nico, a boy who loves blackberries, and how he meets an unexpected friend.
Nico and Draco by G4M3 Studios is an interactive book that asks users to join in the fun as Nico hunts for juicy blackberries. Nico is hunting these berries so that his mom will make blackberry jam. As he explores the forest, he comes across a variety of animals, including an unusual one! After helping him out of a jam, pun intended, Nico makes a friend for life.
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The story can be read and written in either English or Spanish, or a combination of both. Bilingual readers or speakers can have the story narrated in English, but written in Spanish, or vice-versa to practice the other language. Additionally, users can toggle the music while setting their language preferences. The book is easy to navigate. Simply tap the screen and the next bit of the story appears. The words are typed as they are narrated. I found that the words didn't keep up with the narration, creating a lag in the written text.
Throughout the story, readers can tap on various animals or objects to elicit a sound effect or animation. Most of these are simple animations. Though in some cases, the animation becomes a built-in game. Join Nico as he picks blackberries while avoiding the thorns, helps a dragon put out a fire, or learns about the animals of the forest.
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Nico and Draco digital storybook is similar to many of its peers. The aspect most unique is the capability for the full immersion in the Spanish language. Bilingual readers or users attempting to learn either English or Spanish can utilize the benefit of having the duel language options.
Users who are learning English can benefit from having the words in English while they listen to the Spanish language. Aside from that, the book is pretty typical of most of digital books, with no stand out features. I would really like to see the narration match the words as they appear on screen to reinforce the correlation between the two languages.
Overall, Nico and Draco is a standard digital book with interactive features and a handful of mini-games. The dual language components are a nice feature for students learning a second language.
RRP - 1st Chapter Free
At the time of this review, the app had no ads, and the in-app purchase and links were behind a parent gate.
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, teacher, and technology coach. She is a self proclaimed tech nerd and is passionate about technology in education. You can follow her ed. tech. blog at The iLesson Lady.
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