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Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App app review: the popular book comes to life

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Introduction

If your child is a fan of the popular Pigeon stories by Mo Willems then this app is a must have. The Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App book can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and provides an interactive story-telling experience. With this app, kids will be the ones in control of the story and where it goes, giving them a whole lot of freedom and fun. This is one that can be enjoyed by young children on their own or with mom and dad.

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Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!

$5.99

Kids Determine the Outcome

With the Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App offering, kids will be the ones that determine the outcome of the hilarious and fun story. The bus driver will be asking kids for ideas and then it’s up to them to respond with the pigeon. Each outcome is fun and of course silly and because there are so many ways this story could go it will keep kids entertained time and time again. The pigeon is voiced by Mo Willems, giving kids even more fun and animation, and to top it off they can record their own voice that will be used in the story.

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In the app's last update, almost two years ago, it went through some performance updates. It has four out of five stars from users painting a pretty clear picture of just how enjoyable the app is for kids. Customers have said it's great for laughs and kids will love going through the story time and time again.

Make use of all kinds of elements in this book
Make use of all kinds of elements in this book

Make the Experience Fun

There are a few features added to the Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App book in order to make it fun. First off kids will be the star of the book thanks to the fact they can insert their own voice in the plot. There is a vault that contains six of your child's most favorite stories, and they can take part in a tutorial with Mo Willems himself who will show them how to draw the pigeon. The app uses tap and shake functionality, there are three different reading modes, and the music and sound effects are engaging and entertaining. There is no limit on the amount of stories kids can create.

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Everything about this experience is kid-friendly from start to finish and it really is a wonderful offering for any toddler, pre-school-, or Kindergarten-aged child.

The app uses tap and shake functionality
The app uses tap and shake functionality

Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!

$5.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is ideal for kids ages three and up
  • Kids will be creating the storyline and deciding what silliness the pigeon will get up to
  • Mo Willems acts as the pigeon’s voice
  • Kids can record their own voice to use in the story
  • There are three different reading modes

Cons

  • Although fun and engaging, the app feels a bit pricey for what you get

Pigeon-drawing tutorial
Pigeon-drawing tutorial

Final Thoughts

The Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone will give your kids a whole new appreciation of this hilarious book series through the interactive features and tools.

 

Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!

$5.99
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