iPhoneGlance Rating [rating=4]
Kids are fun and creative. When they get their little minds going it is unbelievably what they can come up with. My 4 year old son is always grabbing is pencil and paper and making up stories of mum or dad. So when I came across the iPad app Bookabi that allows him to easily create storybooks my first though was yes, finally. Bookabi has everything for the little one to tell is story, and even though I adore is drawing I love the fact that the app as characters and objects that can be dragged and drop and placed where ever you want. The addition of speech bubbles is a nice touch, you can help your child type in text to help illustrate their story.
Storybooks can be created in 2D or 3D, with some great looking backgrounds, fun stickers and objects that you can do just about anything with; rotate, resize and place them where you want. Bookabi even allows you to become part of the story, use photos from your iPad library and create something special. What is a storybook without a cover design, kids can even have a front cover for their book. Why not show your family or friend how creative your child is by sharing via email or printing the finish story, the app make all that easy.
Bookabi is fun and interactive. It was easy for my son to use it on his own but we had a great time putting a story together. The graphics are great and we had no glitches. The app is unique and prefect to spend some time with your child. There are endless topics to choose from and with a large amount of characters and objects, the kids creativeness will begin to flow. Bookabi is a must have app for kids. It’s regularly priced at $2.99 but will be free until the end of April 2012. Grab it while you have the chance.
Price: FREE until the end of April 2012
Developer: Tamajii Inc
App Store Description
Create your very own storybooks in 2D and 3D. Choose from bookabi’s backgrounds, characters, objects and stickers or use your own photos and become part of the story! Easy enough for kids to use alone and a fun new way to share story time together.
Coming soon: audio!!!
– 2D and 3D characters that you can pose, rotate and move
– Easy-to-add text, speech bubbles, new pages and more
– Pre-loaded backgrounds, objects and stickers
– In-App store with additional content
– Use your own photos to become part of the story!
– Save and share your story with the whole family
The beauty of bookabi is that everything children need to tell their stories is already there – no drawing skills needed. bookabi has a collection of 2D and 3D characters, fanciful backgrounds and fun stickers and objects that you can place, resize and rotate with the swipe of a finger. Children can add speech bubbles, text, and even design the cover. You can also use your own photos as elements of the story or backgrounds (wait ’til you see how your living room looks with a spaceship in it!). Using bookabi’s fun and colourful characters, backgrounds and stickers, it’s easy for kids of almost any age to bring the worlds and fantasies from their imaginations to life.
Everyone has a story to tell – we’re just trying to make it easier (and more fun)! Come together as a family for a new kind of story time or let your kids unleash their inner Shakespeare and create books they can save and share so they can tell it again and again.