In Open Wide Snap, the main character-crocodile is trying to clean his teeth, but he can't reach them all with his little T-Rex arms so he sets out to find someone to help him...but it's not easy for a crocodile to find a friend willing to reach into his mouth.
As with the first ebook by Kid-estorybooks, the five-star Hide Run Growl, Open Wide Snap is outstanding in all aspects. The story is a terrific, rhyming tale of finding a true friend and the illustrations create a unique, textured feel.
The narration by Sarah Jane Honeywell, an actress on CBeebies, is fantastic. I said in the review of Hide Run Growl that Honeywell's narration was the best I had heard in an iPad/iPhone ebook and she's just as good this time around.
Every little thing is accounted for. Items can be touched to hear and see their names; there is nice background music, although it seems a bit too loud at times; and when the child presses the next arrow, they hear the word "snap." There are even small animations, such as the crocodile blinking.
The words are highlighted when read in the read-to-me option AND read when touched during read-it-myself. When we tested the app, Lily insisted on "reading it herself" by touching and reading every word.
Open Wide Snap costs only $1.99 which is as cheap as most native iPad apps get. It also has two bonus features: A matching pairs game and three puzzles.
The primary feature the app is missing is autoplay (where the pages are turned automatically for younger toddlers).
I gave Hide Run Growl five stars and this app is the same quality, with an even better story, so Open Wide Snap becomes just the third ebook to get our highest rating. Highly recommended!
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