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Monki Animal Builder - Language Learning for Kids and Toddlers

by Monkimun S.L.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B00J4U8G2Q
  • Release Date: March 22, 2014
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,978 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Kids friendly (4+ years).
  • 6 different characters with their own personality.
  • Over 30 body parts to build up your very own animal.
  • 60+ animations that brings everything to life.
  • More than 15 accessories: sunglasses, pirate hats, diving glasses and more.
  • 90+ audio tracks with educational vocabulary and sentences.
  • Online features to store and share animals (parental lock).
  • No third-party advertising.

Product Description

Crazy eyes, pig nose and octopus tentacles? Build up fun animals!

Let your kids build up new fun looking animals and unleash their imagination. With 6 fun characters with different personalities to choose from, they can add lots of different body parts - from octopus tentacles and butterfly wings to elephant trunks and alien arms. Watch out! everything is animated and comes to life as soon as it’s part of the animal!

"Everything in this app is fun, fun and lots of fun."
— TheiMums

"The possibilities are truly endless and so are the hours of entertainment that this app will provide!"
— TheiPhoneMom

"It’s perfect for open-ended creativity with an endless way to decorate and accessorize."
— SmartAppsForKids

"The results are comical and unique, especially when they come alive through animation."
— FunEducationalApps

You can save the animals to play with them later on, or share them with kids around the world. If you want to play with pets created by children in Spain, India or Japan, feel free to enter our gallery and look for them. Who knows what creatures are waiting?

- Kids friendly (4+ years).
- 6 different characters with their own personality.
- Over 30 body parts to build up your very own animal.
- 60+ animations that brings everything to life.
- More than 15 accessories: sunglasses, pirate hats, diving glasses and more.
- 90+ audio tracks with educational vocabulary and sentences.
- Online features to store and share animals (parental lock).
- No third-party advertising.
- No in-app purchases.

Monkimun is an award-winning studio that designs fun language educational games for children. Our goal is to bridge language learning and entertainment in a unique experience. We do so in a safe environment and without third-party advertising.

Technical Details

  • Size: 35.8MB
  • Version: 1.3.5
  • Developed By: Monkimun S.L. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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**Update 2: Monkimun CEO has responded extremely positively to the picture abuse I stumbled across while shooting my video review. Although I am very well aware of the human resource investment involved, Monkimun has decided to take the route of human pre-approval of creature pictures uploaded before being published live and has disabled direct uploading. Additionally, the RATE US popup will be updated to at least include the parental lock.

Monkimun's concern and professionalism is to be commended.**

Drag 'n Drop animated creature creation that is a bit on the grotesque side... but in a way that certainly will delight kids 4 to 7 years. There is a minor parental lock used with two finger swiping in a random direction. Hardly a strong measure for this age range and may in fact be no measure at all with a seven year old, but it's something.

Game does use Unity-based graphics and FMOD Ex sound, so the RAM usage is on the higher end at 122mbs at idle. Installed at 48mbs with an option to move it to my SD card, where saved pictures are also placed. A choice of spoken languages and Music on/off (but not sound effects) is also available under the [Settings] icon on the main page. Back-key does exit cleanly.

Does run OFFLINE, but if online, a small advert for MONKI HIDE & SEEK, a previous FAOTD by Monkimun, comes up in the lower right. The advert itself is not locked, but to get to the Amazon App Store, it does require the two finger swiping. The [For Parents] link in the upper left of the main menu, once again locked with two finger swiping, opens up Monkimun's own website. And a popup RATE US link that is not locked appears after about the 4th re-entry into the app.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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The app allows you to create and customize animals. There are 6 basic animals to work with and they are Hairy Ball, Pear, Butterfly, Potato, Snowman and Slug. They all have unique personalities. After you multiple tap an egg and your creature is hatched you can add parts to the body and customize it. While you do this the animal will make different facial expressions that are funny and entertaining. As you pull items out of the packages to use you can discard them by gliding them slightly up and them flinging them down to remove them from the picture. You can scroll the bottom bar to get different items to use like colors, monkey tattoos, hats, ribbons, ears, glasses, legs and arms....

When you are done designing your animal you can take a picture of him and save him in your photo file. You can look at you photo collection and with a two finger swipe unlock them and share them via email, Facebook and other methods. You can set your device into airplane mode to allow your children to play with the app and not purchase anything or share it with the world.

The app has an adult access which means swiping down on the screen to unlock the parental features. After you use the game and shut it down and restart it then a pop up ad appears in the corner of the screen pushing another game app called Hide and Seek. You need to use the two finger swipe to access it which is not that hard for a child to figure out. The game ad pops up every time you open the app in the future.


After you open the app about 4 times it will pop up with a Love It rating request. A single tap takes you to the Amazon App Store without any parental protection.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inappropriate for younger kids August 26, 2014
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This app is for younger little kids, yet most of the creatures are creepy, scary, or gross. Paid kids' apps shouldn't contain ads, at all. Ads that take children to the app store are out-of-bounds (this one does). Also, little kids shouldn't be linked to social media sites like Facebook. Flurry analytics in a kids app? No thanks! Also, $2.99 for this is app is very overpriced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Letting kids' imaginations run free May 11, 2014
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Length: 2:51 Mins
Monki Animal Builder lets kids build their own wildly imaginative animals. Choosing from six basic shapes, they can customize their creations from a large collection of body parts and accessories. After they've put the finishing touches on their new creation, they can take a picture of it and save it.

It's great fun, and there are an unlimited number of unique animal creatures that can be designed. Each animal is animated and makes sounds, which adds to the fun.

Animal Builder is a definite winner for kids, letting their imaginations run free.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Cute August 27, 2014
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So cute I can hardly wait to have my 2 year old granddaughter play with it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Very Slow Process for a Picky Child. October 5, 2014
By Alycia
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Limited choices for which features you can add to your monster unless your child is very patient. You get one feature to see at a time which you must accept or reject. You do not have an option of a matched set (two of the same type of arm, eye, etc); if you like one and want the other, you have to keep rejecting your choices until the second happens to come up. It is nice that you don't have to have a matched set and it makes for some more silly monsters, I give the game designer kudos for that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars my son loves this game
My son loves this game! He loves that he is able to create so many different animals and also take pictures of them so he can look at all the ones he has made. Read more
Published 19 days ago by tinky79
5.0 out of 5 stars jocelin
I think that this games is very fun! My child loves to play this game all the time! Thanks for making this game, please make more.
Published 20 days ago by Jane
4.0 out of 5 stars good but for small children
This is... Nice, but for small kids. I'm 9. Don't get me wrong, I like it, but i don't prefer it for ages 12+.
Published 21 days ago by gr8 gamr
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome fun
I personally love this app and so do my kids. Who doesn't love creating silly creatures and taking pictures of your creation!!
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun!
My Daughter LOVES this app so much. She is constantly laughing while playing. Fantastic app. Definitely worthy of 5 stars!
Published 24 days ago by Keziah Kooger
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok
My son's really enjoy building new and weird monster .
Published 25 days ago by sarah
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good for kids
Published 26 days ago by Ashley
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty cool but...
Ok so its awesome and creative but when they first hatch some of them are gross and when you take a picture I thought it just got erased but it saves automatcilly
Published 26 days ago by Perez Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars fun
My daughter is 3. She loves building different creatures and it allows her to be creative
Published 28 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
My two year old loves this game so much. Reached creativity and skills unlike most.
Published 28 days ago by cerise smith
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