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Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
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Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery

7/20/2012

2.99

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis's narrates her charming book about the adventure of an escaped balloon. The delightful rhyming story is accompanied by creative interactivity.
The Bottom Line
This wonderfully imaginative story written and narrated by actress Jamie Lee Curtis deserves a place in all libraries of book apps.

A Jamie Lee Curtis Book App

Jamie Lee Curtis talks directly to you in a video introduction to this app. She also narrates this charming rhyming story where kids follow the imaginings of what happens to a helium balloon once it has been accidentally let go. The musings are both fanciful and poignant. Curtis wonders if plain balloons can read the words on printed balloons; or if the balloons ever dance with airplanes or birds? She ponders if balloons ever catch a cold and what happens if they reach the stars.

What Makes This App So Good:

The bright watercolor illustrations are filled with balloons doing all sorts of interesting things. When you tap on them, they respond by moving, talking, inflating, deflating, or zipping around the scene. Even more interesting is the use of an interactive fan that is found in the upper left corner of some pages. By placing your finger on the fan, it attaches to your finger and you can move it around the scene to blow balloons in every direction.
Also fun is a balloon dance party that challenges you to find all 213 dancing balloons! And when balloons are shown up in space, the app provides you with a connect-the-stars game which results in artwork in the sky.
When you are finished reading this fanciful story, the app provides you with a balloon theatre where you can create your own balloon characters and make a video of them moving on stage as you narrate your play. Creating a play is simple and it allows kids to be imaginative. It's rewarding to watch and share a movie of a play you just created.

Best For

Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery is the perfect book for kids who love to imagine. The creative story is matched by equally inspired interactivity.

This Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery app review was written by Jinny Gudmundsen.

All tech products are judged on a five star scale by looking at the following factors: fun, education, ease of use, value, and technical.

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Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
Released: 6/12/2012
Company: Auryn, Inc
Price: 2.99
Platforms: iPad
Available: Apple App Store

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