What's the Story?
StoryToys' version of Grimm's fanciful tale about a nervy, talking cat who cleverly makes his master wealthy is told in a book format where every few pages open to reveal a 3D interactive pop-up scene. Narrated by a gifted reader who voices all of the characters, the audio of Puss is special because he sounds as if he is purring as he speaks.
While the story has 33 pages of illustrated text, what makes this fairytale app creative is the activities found within the nine pop-up scenes. Kids will dress Puss in Boots in outlandish costumes, navigate a maze of doors inside an ogre's castle, and catch butterflies by tapping on Puss's paws. The variety and innovation of these fun activities will have your child asking to read this story again and again.
With jigsaw puzzles, fun games, and eye-popping illustrations, this book app works best with kids who like to play inside the book they are reading. Since it is so participatory, don't choose this one for bedtime.
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