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April 5th, 2013
The Icky Mr Fox

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Review of: The Icky Mr Fox
App by:
ICKYPEN
Version:
iPad
Price:
Free

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On April 5, 2013
Last modified:April 5, 2013

Summary:

A cheeky story with fun characters, this was a real hit! Great contrast all the way through made for an engaging story.

A cheeky story with fun characters, this was a real hit!  Great contrast all the way through made for an engaging story.

In a comforting fashion, the story started, with Mr Rabbit and Mr Mole drinking elderflower tea.  Meanwhile…Icky Mr Fox was lurking above ground ready to ‘dig deep’ for his tea! This sense of jeopardy really grasped my son’s attention, particularly when he saw Icky Mr Fox, shovel in hand, and ready for mischief!

The illustrations really brought The Icky Mr Fox to life: original, quirky and full of detail.  I felt they had an element of a traditional storybook but with a modern edge.

Our favourite features were the ‘tappy-tap’ and ‘swipey-swipe’ command which allowed you to make things happen in the story.  Dropping the fox into the burrow raised giggles aplenty!

Educational value

  • A super story which encouraged great discussion
  • I think the stylised nature of the illustrations could appeal to children beyond the 3-5 age bracket
  • This would also be a great resource for children interested in animation e.g. Year 6 using Scratch. Really inspiring and original

Ease of use

  • Really simple to use – a little guidance with ‘tappy-tap’ and ‘swipey-swipe’ action. A good feature though because you can encourage your child to read and differentiate between the two commands

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