The Grumble Noise is an interactive storybook app for children that tells the story of two brothers and the grumbling noise under their beds. In the story, we follow the little brother as he hears the scary, grumbling noise coming from under the bed. He lets his imagination get the better of him and scares himself silly until he finally gathers up the courage to investigate it. He is surprised at what he discovers!
This storybook app contains full screen illustrations with story text and hidden interactive elements which unlocks sequential images and sound effects that children can “animate” and play with on their own. This is a good app to give to teach children to not be afraid of the dark and to always have the courage to look for the truth.
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The layout and controls of the app is similar to the typical storybook app so children will not find it hard to use. Each page contains the forward & back arrows plus the home button tucked neatly at the bottom of the page. The story text is also placed neatly within the page with a very legible font so children can easily read together with the narrator and can also have the option to turn it off if they want to read it by themselves. The voice over is clear and well acted which definitely adds to the effect of the story.
Interactive elements are also hidden within each page. In this app’s case, tapping the interactive elements unlock sequential images and sound effects which children can use to “animate” the pictures on their own. I have rarely seen this type of interactive element so I think that this is a good point.
Best of all, The Grumble Noise is FREE to download!
Even though the story is quite short and simple, I think the app would still benefit from having a table of contents page where users can choose to go directly to their favorite page. The developers could also employ the karaoke-style highlighting of the words being read by the narrator so children will be encouraged to read along with it.
Do you have children who scare easily in the dark? If you do then Grumble Noise is a perfect storybook app to give them because it teaches children to not let their imagination run wild and gather the courage to investigate. They will most likely find that the scary monster is not so scary at all.
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