One of our favorite app developers, Nosy Crow, has introduced another reimagined classic storybook app for the iPad. This time it’s Snow White, which melds stunning illustrations with clever updates on the timeless tale. And, as with all Nosy Crow apps, a series of unexpected interactive elements make this an app that kids can read many, many times over (which may help parents deal with a bit of sticker shock over the price).
Overall, this is a classic retelling of the story, but this version adds silly moments to make it less scary. British voice-over artists, a soothing soundtrack and charming illustrations all capture the feeling of the original story. One of the app’s best features is the way it uses interactive features to enhance, not distract, from the story. Here kids can tilt their device to “rock” the baby to sleep, use the front-facing camera to “see” themselves in the Magic Mirror, and more.
Text-highlighting means that new and newly proficient readers can build skills along the way.
Buy the app here.