What is it
Watch the animals come to life in this clear, clean, brightly-coloured book app! Rescue the animals and reunite them with their family, friends and habitat.
An elephant is unhappy in the circus and wants to go back to its mother. A turtle is trapped in a net but wants to lay its eggs on the shore. Some pigs are trapped in a truck but want to go back to their field.
Simply turn the page to rescue them! Read it like a book or press the animal button to take you to your favourite page.
What our team of testers said
"Shark soup, yuck. That's not very nice." - Girl aged 4
"The animals look sad, we need to make them happy." - Girl aged 3
- Encourages discussion about a difficult topic
- Helps children learn about animal protection
- Promotes empathy
What our experts think
This nicely designed eBook for parents to read with their children is a good way to start a discussion about animal protection and the dangers animals face. As they turned the pages our testers would comment on the pictures, such as “Bear in zoo. Bear with baby.” and some older children began to ask questions about the scenes – e.g. “Why is its head on the wall?”, showing that they were thinking about the meaning of the story. This is a good lesson to teach children, as it helps them understand the world and encourages empathy.
Parents should be aware that although the pictures are carefully designed to present difficult subject matter in a fun and friendly way, some children may be sensitive to the pictures (such as a moose’s head on a wall, or a tiger used as a rug). It may be a good idea to look through the pages first, to decide if this app is right for your child.
The app has animated page turning which was tricky for some of our testers to get the hang of, so they might need to be shown at first.
- Brands: PatrickGeorge Ltd
- Made in the UK
- No 3rd party adverts
- No in-app purchasing
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 8.0 or later
- Android version: 4.4 and up
- App Types: Interactive Books & eBooks
- Types of skills developed:
Animals & Sealife
Fine motor skills
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Social awareness & empathy
Understanding the world