The Elephant's Child is an interactive story book designed specifically for young children. It is based on one of the just so stories by the well-known English novelist Rudyard Kipling. The Elephant's Child is a great entertainment for young children and their parents.
Each page has plenty of interactive elements - you can tap on your screen to move items and characters. Games and interesting puzzles turn reading into breathtaking process. Author’s text is voiced by professional actor. The book is very dynamic and fascinating. Cheerful book characters will help your kids to improve their memory and reaction, learn how to read and make them more fast-thinking. The Elephant's Child story book will assure your child that not all the books are boring.
I have the Three Little Pigs animated/touchscreen "ebook" and my toddler goes nuts for it over and over, and since she loves animals I thought the one about the elephant would be cute too! I wish there had been a way to preview it more before purchasing -- it's cute enough I guess, but the story itself is kinda weird - let me explain: 1. Every single sentence starts with "the elephant's child"...this is repetitive enough to say yourself over and over, so if you're wise, change the wording easily enough. However if you have it on the audio version where the male voice reads it, you kind-of hate the book by the end because you've heard that phrase too much. We get it...it's the elephant's child. 2. the story is about how all the animals in the forest make fun of the elephant, and in one touch-screen scene you touch the animals and they are bonking the elephant on the head, or making faces at him/being mean - this is not a good lesson for a child of any age, it's weird. 3. the whole premise behind the story is that the animals dislike/make fun of this elephant so much, that when he asks what is at the pond or what the crocodile says, they send him there hoping he will get eaten! WHAT? So he goes there, and two or three pages of the story are about the crocodile biting the elephant's nose and stretching it out (trying to eat the elephant) until the elephant breaks free and now has a "real" elephant's nose. it's a pretty rough failed-attempt at some sort of fable...just skip this one.
This a very good interactive book for toddlers. My grandson was just 2+ when I introduced him to the book and 6 months later he is following the story and doing the puzzles. Every page offers a learning experience. Touch bananas and count as they fall to the ground. Count as his finger removes the spots from the giraffe and more on each page. The puzzles allow him to view the completed puzzle as he put the pieces together. This eliminates some of the frustration when he first started but now he understands the layers of the puzzles (sky, body, ground). Very entertaining and great learning tool. One of his favorites. Elephant's Child
The voice over is horrible and uninteresting. If you accidentally go back a page it starts reading it again. Is not very interactive. There is a puzzle on each page but the other interactions are not much fun.