The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is a tale of a rooster and
his family in friends, but it is more than a simple storybook app; it is an app
full of lively animations and is more like a trip to the theater than just a
Developed by iMagine machine, an “edutainment” publishing
and development house, The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is an entertaining and
educational app for children. Each
“page” of the story includes a lively narrator, and animations bring the story
to life. The user must tap a part
of the screen (an object begins blinking so you know what to tap) to move to
the next part of the story, so it also includes an interactive element.
The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is underscored with fun
music, and children will love the characters. Told through narration and interjections from the
characters, the app is a throwback to classic storytelling, but presented in a
very modern way. All of these
elements, including the interaction needed to move to the next screen, help
keep children focused and drawn into the story.
The Rooster Who Lost His Voice includes many characters,
which help establish themes of friendship, family (including children, parents,
and grandparents), and commitment.
The story runs for 18 minutes, and children will love every bit of it. The app is meant for a whole family
experience, and it is very much like going to a movie or watching a stage play.
iMagine machine is the same studio that brought you Faces
iMake, and The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is their first book. You can find the book for iPhone and
iPad for $4.99.