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Tagsapp, early elementary, ipad, preschooler
If books are a bore for your kids (we’re not judging), look to 21st Century technology to get them interested in story time. With so-cool illustrations, awesome animations and hilarious sound effects, the interactive The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My App is definitely in order for a download on your iPad, iPod or iPhone.
Moomin, Mymble wha? It’s The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My, a story penned by Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist Tove Jansson back in the 50s. And here’s the plot: Moomintroll is taking milk back home to his mother, Moominmamma, when he meets The Mymble who is searching for her sister, Little My, who is missing. Moomintroll decides to help The Mymble and goes on a journey looking for Little My. The two meet many lovable, oddball characters along the way, including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners (Don’t ask us—we didn’t write it!).
While the book has become a classic, dare we say that the interactive Moomin, Mymble and Little My app is definitely a step up from turning regular book pages. Kids can shake, rotate, swipe, and tap the screen to discover animations hidden on each page, then listen to the narration or read the story for themselves. See it for yourself, but take no notice of the glum expression of the trailer narrator—we’re fairly sure he’s excited on the inside.