A Halloween Story with a Powerful Message
This tale tells the story of Spookley, a pumpkin who is different from all others because he is square not round. When a storm blows in and sends the round pumpkins rolling out of a hole in the fence, Spookley wedges himself into the hole. His special shape allows him to save the day.
Told in delightful rhyme with words that highlight when read, this book app delivers a nicely illustrated story and a powerful message about accepting others who are different. It has a very gifted narrator, who creates drama with just using his voice.
Kids have three options in exploring the book: Read to Me, Read to Myself, and Auto Play. They can also choose to record themselves reading the book.
While the book app zooms in on different portions of the illustrations while being read, the pages don't have interactivity or animations. However, touching various objects on the page will produce special sounds and extra dialog.
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a good choice for reading around the Halloween holiday. This book app stands out for delivering an important message about accepting others and celebrating our differences.
This updated The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin book app review was written by Jinny Gudmundsen. The original review was published on Oct. 26, 2012.
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