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The Penguins of Madagascar app review: interactive story book with games and activities



The Penguins of Madagascar is a full-featured interactive story book with read-along stories, joke book, activity center, mini games, and video clips. It is inspired by the hit Penguins show and features the antics of your favorite penguin Skipper and his gang. Developed by iStory Time, this app is compatible with iPad and requires iOS 3.2 or later versions.

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The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play


Have Fun with the Penguins of Madagascar

The naughty Penguins of Madagascar are back but this time they will help children improve their reading and comprehension skills. This is an educational app that focuses on sharpening the listening and reading skills of children.

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It comes with cutting edge iStory books that offer interactive pages and engaging designs. It offers two storybooks, a joke book, and several mini games and activities.

When you open the app’s home screen, you will be welcomed by the familiar soundtrack of the Penguin show. Access buttons are neatly organized on both sides of the screen. Simply tap any of the buttons to start reading or playing.

One of the most notable features of this app is the interactive read-along book. This interactive book offers three options: read to me, read it myself, and auto play. A narrator reads the story in read to me mode while texts are highlighted when you choose the read it myself mode. The book plays like a movie clip when you choose the auto play mode.

The app also allows you to play several mini games such as mazes, spot the difference, and create a scene. In create-a-scene mode, you will use stickers to compose a story book. The app allows you to add texts and audio to make your book more interactive.

Best Features of The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar offers two interactive read-along books. It allows you to use the built-in narrator who will read the story for your children. It offers an auto play mode for hands-free reading.  Additionally, the app offers a separate joke book with interactive functions. It features the funny antics of the naughty penguins.

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This app offers several mini games including mazes, spot the difference, and kaleidoscope. The games feature characters that interact with players. It also offers an exciting Create-a-Scene game where you can compose a book using digital stickers.

For children who love colors, the app offers nine coloring boards. These boards feature the penguins and other characters of the shows.

This app allows you to record your voice to create your own narration. You can use your voice to read the books and jokes. You can also record bedtime stories and allow your children to listen before they sleep.

The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play


Pros and Cons


  • Offers two interactive story books.
  • Offers hilarious joke book.
  • Offers several mini games.
  • Allows you to create a book using stickers.
  • With nine coloring boards.
  • Allows you to record your own voice.
  • Offers auto play option for hands-free reading.


  • No negative review.

Final Thoughts

The Penguins of Madagascar is an award-winning app that can help improve the reading skills of children. It offers interactive books, mini games, and fun activities. This is a must-have app for the whole family.


The Penguins of Madagascar: Read & Play

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