Creative Child's 2012 Media of the Year winner/Interactive Books
Digital Storytime: "Recommended iPad book app for older and reluctant readers 8-12."
Tecca: "Interactive book app to get kids excited about reading."
KC Parent: "Hours of exploration possible."
You choose how the action unfolds in this interactive book app for kids 8-12. Geared to third- through sixth-graders, Brush of Truth, told in “your” voice, has 65 decision points and 20 possible endings.
At critical points during the story, you’ll be confronted with choices. Choose a path, and the story will go on from there. You’ll face challenges, solve riddles and investigate mysteries. You’ll meet curious characters and explore thrilling new places. Your decisions may lead to a glorious victory or a desperate end.
But have no fear. If you don’t like where your choices lead, start over and choose different actions. It’s all up to you. . .
In Brush of Truth, you and your sister find a crudely-crafted paintbrush on a beach and discover it has magical powers. You soon learn it is the long-lost Brush of Truth, created by a medieval sorcerer to hand off his enchantments to his children. In this book app, you help a sea goddess find the key to the ocean’s dying sea life, explore tunnels under the earth and flee talking vultures. But watch out! Descendants of the evil ruler, Tortura, may be after you.
- Choices on how the action unfolds
- Ability to go back and find new endings
- 65 interactive decision points
- 20 possible endings
- 125 pages of story
- Engaging tale for tweens 8 to 12, including reluctant readers
- Colorful illustrations
- An ideal fit for classroom technology
This book app is the first release by Story Bayou, Inc., a series of interactive book apps for tweens developed by a parent looking to interest kids in reading through the magic of technology.
Story Bayou (a play on “Story by You”) was created and written by Julie Landry Laviolette, a mom of two and longtime journalist. Wanting a little more fun in her life, she decided to create her own.
Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNYG8Vb299I
- iPod Touch