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Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World

Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World



This unique story about inventors Alph and Betty weaves together aspects of reading a book, playing a game, and watching a cartoon. It's magical.
The Bottom Line
This highly interactive book is special because it offers a fun, futuristic story and lots of embedded games.

A Motion Adventure Book

Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World calls itself a "Motion Adventure Book" because it is a book app filled with cartoon videos and interactive games. It houses over forty mini-games and puzzles, many of which focus on letter recognition, phonemes, rhyme, and alliteration.

The Setup

Wacky inventors Alph and Betty need your child's help in putting their house back in order after a magic potion goes awry. Kids guide the two characters by using their fingers and explore each room of their topsy-turvy house. At one point, Betty even travels through time.

Why This Book App Is Worth Downloading

This highly interactive, animated book embeds puzzles and games within its fun story; and it is filled with inventions that would make Rube Goldberg proud. One of the gaming aspects shows up in the navigation of each scene. You have to direct Alph or Betty to jump on platforms nestled inside of crazy inventions and then figure out how they climb to games and puzzles from there. The app also focuses on early reading by using rhyme and alliteration in its narration. Many of the puzzles and games relate to matching letters and their sounds.

Best For

By adding lots of interactivity and gaming into a book format, Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World is a good fit for kids who have trouble sitting still. This book gets them involved in every page. It is also a great app to download when you are going on a trip. By providing your kids with this madcap adventure, the app makes sitting time fly by.

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Alph and Betty's Topsy Turvy World
Released: 4/10/2014
Company: Electric Circus Ltd
Price: 2.99
Platforms: Android
iPod Touch
Available: Apple App Store
Google Play

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