Now we have a fancy new Android
phone I can review fabulous apps. My
eldest has got the hang of the phone no problem but me I have reverted back to
my old reliable brick as it baffles me (hubbie is pleased as he is in his
element with any new technology and was quick to claim it as his!). But I do know how to find the games and
storybooks on there, I make a point of knowing that as good entertainment for
my boys defuses their grumpy moods and distracts them when they are rampaging!
Created by the award winning children’s author, Fiona
Roberton, Porkchop and Mouse is a sweet little tale, about a cat that chases a
mouse he finds nibbling his beloved donuts (I am still slightly jealous of his
breakfast of donuts as I have to make do with cereal!).
The story can be read aloud or your children can read it
themselves. Both my boys thoroughly
enjoyed it and liked poking and prodding the screen to see what they could
interact and play with on there, like birds flying past the window, turning a
light on and off or finding the mail in the mailbox. I think that is what I like best; those lovely little extras
really absorb them into the story. The
boys did not even manage to find them all, as reading the press release I can
see you can also play a piano and find a tic-tac-toe
mini game. So plenty to keep them
coming back for more!
My preference would always be an
actual physical book for my children, but I do feel that storybooks on phones,
tablets or ipads do have a place too.
They are great for taking on holiday, much more portable than emptying
your bookshelves into a giant suitcase and quite cheap, this one costs just
£1.79. If your struggling to get your
child interested in reading, the additional interactive features will make the
process more fun and seem less like a chore to them.
Available to buy from Thumbstar Games.