Finding Nemo is a beautifully animated storybook. The story is narrated and voiced by the original actors of the film. This is a retelling of how Marlin and Dory get together to find Nemo. The bravery of all three and the friendship that builds between Marlin and Dory.
There are essentially three storytelling modes, Read it Myself, Read to Me and an option to record and listen to your own voice. In Read to Me mode the words are highlighted when spoken. There are interactive elements throughout the storybook. Tapping on any of the characters, you can hear its name. Kids can create bubbles by touching anywhere on the page.
There are four different activities for kids to play.
Speaking Whale with talking Dory – This is a fun activity for kids where they can say a word or phrase and Dory translates it into Whale.
Paint Pictures – Six pictures to paint and kids need to shake the iPad to erase the project. The pictures can be saved to the photo library or emailed.
Picture Puzzles – Six puzzles with 3 levels of difficulty with 9, 16 and 20 pieces.
Memory Match – 3 levels of difficulty with 6, 12 and 16 matching pieces.
This app works well for children of all ages because of the different difficulty levels in the activities, as well as the karaoke highlighting where words are highlighted when spoken.
There are external links and there is advertising for other Disney apps in the additional section where the settings can also found.
What Elena Liked
The illustrations are vivid and beautiful. The controls are fairly easy to navigate. Music, sounds and automatic page turning can be changed in the Settings.
I liked that there was a record your own voice option, but I loved that the original voices from the film were used in the story. I appreciated that the activities had different difficulty levels. The young kids of course loved speaking Whale with Dory the best.
I like that the storybook touches on the theme that everything is within reach if you put your mind to it.
There should be a simple eraser in the paint activity, since shaking the iPad erases the entire project.
Make external links less accessible to kids. At the least have Settings be the default/first page instead of the Connect page in the additional section.
This is a beautiful animated storybook that retells the story of friendship and bravery. Fans of Finding Nemo the movie will love the app.
To learn more about this app, you can check the complete features of Finding Nemo: Storybook Deluxe or Download it below.
Developer provided promo codes to facilitate the review.