Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heidi Part 2 - a Storybook App - Available through iTunes TODAY - a Review and Giveaway (ends 7/9)

Heidi Storybook App

I hope that you read my review of the first part of the Heidi Storybook Series by Katrin Draemann Barothy of  JustKidsApps. If you liked the first part, you'll be happy to know that Part II is being released today (6/24) and is available through iTunes.  You will find versions for your iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch.

I had a chance to get a sneak preview of the iPad version, and it is really cute.  Heidi, who was so very sweet and lovable in the first installment, takes a trip to Frankfurt.  She will be a companion to a young girl who is housebound in a wheelchair.  Heidi loves her new friend, but she is also very homesick for the mountains and the people she left behind.  It is also quite unfortunate that Ms Rottenmeier, the governess does not like Heidi one bit!

While she does have some wonderful moments in Frankfurt, her homesickness worsens each passing day.

The story is very engaging, and every brightly illustrated screen has plenty of touch activated features which make it even more fun.

The story is available in either English or German.   The read to me option is available so that pre-readers or new readers may have the stories told to them by professional narrators.  If older children choose to read by themselves, the interactive sounds and dialogue are still available.

This segment of the story ends on a happy note, and will leave you looking forward to Part 3.

JustKidsApps, as a member of the group Moms with Apps, is dedicated to developing family friendly entertainment. This offering is a great example of that promise. Follow JustKidsApps on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with new releases, special offers and other giveaways.

If you would like to buy the iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch version of the app, you may make your purchase  through the iTunes store.  (You will need one of these products for the apps to work!)  However, if you act fast, it will be available for a special introductory price until June 30th: $0.99 for the iPhone Version (instead of 2.99) and $1.99 for the iPad version (instead of 3.99). Heidi Part I will be available for $0.99 (both versions) until June 30th!

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**I was provided with a copy of this app in order to write an honest, informed, blogged review.  I was not compensated for writing this post.