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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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My first grader came home last week raving about a book her teacher had read to them in class. It was titled "Spookley the Square Pumpkin". She loved it so much that she insisted we go to our local library and check it out so she could read it to me. Unfortunately, the local library did not have the title as it has been out of print for a while. I could not find it online at a reasonable price (for a used copy), and was just about ready to give up my search when I came across OM offering it as an interactive e-book (through the Amazon Android Appstore). For slightly less than a dollar, I gave it a try and it has been the best 0.99 I've ever spent!

My first grader was very excited when I showed her Spookley's picture on my phone and she quickly proceeded to read it to me. There are three options - Autoplay, Read It Myself, and Read to Me. In the Read it Myself option, the pages can be turned by swiping across the page to the left. The text appeared and my daughter started reading...but her excitement was even more so when she discovered that this is an interactive reading experience!

Each time she touched the colorful illustrations on the screen, they 'talked' back! Animals make sounds, the waves on the sea crash, thunder booms, the farmer speaks, and the pumpkins all have something to say! She would read and then touch all the illustrations to see what they had to say, and the entire experience was so much fun that she has been asking me to allow her to read this story again and again, and asking are there others? The story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a heartwarming one with a positive message that it is OK to be different, and that everyone harbors a talent for something. It is also a celebration of fall and Halloween!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
This is a neat little application. I can't wait to share this with my daughter. A note to the inconsiderate one-star reviewers...grow up! Do you NOT have anything better to do than to criticize EVERY FAOTD....like a job?!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
Cute story for kids. Not something for myself to read but I'm sure some parents will like having this for their kids.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
Obviously people who don't take the time to read the description of this app doesn't realize it's an ebook instead of a game. Maybe you should read before you assume. Either way, this is a cute book for children. 5*
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
This is a good story on not judging based on looks (and it rhymes : I like that it has the options of autoplay, read by myself, or read to me (where you have to tap the pg to turn it
To the people who gave it 1 star b/c its a kids book and u don't think kids use smartphones- WAKE UP! Most little kids can use a smartphone. My 5 ur old had been using mine for over a yr. she knows which screen her games and books are on, she knows how to call her daddy or grandparents, and she knows how to play music. If u teach ur kids not to use it with sticky fishers than it is not an issue. Plus these phones are not that fragile. Get a life and quit giving bad review to APPS that u wouldn't enjoy anyway. It's a FAOTD, that means that it is for everyone not just trolls.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
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Great story, great book. Perhaps the next book could be about whinny little people who like to trash each and every free app offered here!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
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I think this is a fine book. My only suggestions for improvement would be to ditch the creepy voice and speed it up a little
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
Using technology in a fun way for spending time with the kids. Thx to development and amazon.

Ignore the one star haters. I don't believe the developers rate their apps. it would be pretty cheap advertising to buy it at full price since much of that money comes right back to them.. why do the haters think that the developer are as cheap as them to only rate it when it is free.?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 1, 2011
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A good interactive story with the option of listening to the narration or reading it on your own. My 5 year old daughter really enjoys it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
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A very heartwarming book about a small deformed pumpkin that overcomes his handicap to save his friends.

While all the other pumpkins played, he sits dejected because he isn't physically able to do what all the other pumpkins can naturally, but when things get scary he learns to overcome his handicap and come to his friends rescue!

In the end (along with a genetics lesson, his kids have physical deformities just like him), is a wonderful lesson in tolerance, as, because of his bravery and example, everyone comes to love and appreciate those less fortunate than themselves.

As a man once said, not handicapped, handi-capable!
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