Moo, Baa, La la la, is an interesting recreation of the classic board book written by Sandra Boynton. The app is produced by Loud Crow and Just like the book, the app is also targeted at toddlers. Through the app, kids can choose to read the book or hear the words spoken out loud through narration. The app takes the kids on a journey through the book using a photo-realistic copy on their screen. The narration is done by Sandra’s son Keith. The app is very interactive as kids explore the pages. Many kids may not like the idea of a hard copy, but an app will definitely capture their attention.
Kids are able to touch various animals as they hear them quack, moo, oink and even harmonize. The app also comes with an instrumental soundtrack that plays a quartet by Michael Ford. The turning of the pages is also very realistic and it feels like the original book. Children have the option of reading the book on their own or they can choose to let the big guy read it. Words are also highlighted to help children improve their reading skills. Words can also be repeated by tapping on them. You can also highlight words and hear them read out repeatedly by tapping on an individual word. The minimum operating system of the app is Android 2.2. The approximated download time is about three minutes.
Moo, Baa, La La La gives kids an experience far beyond an e-book. It has the magic and vintage appeal of a traditional book, all this while offering nifty discoveries and lively interactions. The kids get to listen to each animal making unique sounds which add on to the intriguing experience created by the app. The story starts out normal with the cow saying “Moo” and the sheep saying “Baa.” However, intrigue builds in the next page when the curtain is lifted and you meet three pigs singing “la, la la!"
As the pages turn, more animals join the scene. Two cats hang in the air as the dogs leap behind them. You can also hear the snort and snuff of different animals as the story proceeds. All the pages are action-packed and most kids don’t want to get to the last page but the ending is very magical and kids will read it over and over again just to experience the ending as many times as they can.
The choice to read out on your own or listen to the narration
Interaction with various animals
Real sounds from the animals
Vintage appeal of a traditional book while still experiencing lively interactions
A magical ending
The book is 12 pages and many kids wish it was longer
One of Sandra Boynton’s books comes alive with movements, sounds, unpredictable interaction and a magical ending in the Moo, Baa, La La La app. This book is designed to amuse kids as each page holds an intriguing surprise for them.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.