15 Dec

Picture Me Christmas Cutie is an e-book / audio book released by Oceanhouse Media.

“Add your child’s photo to the first ever personalized omBook and they can star in their own holiday dress-up story! Take a picture or add photos from your library and voila, your child instantly adorns cute holiday costumes like Santa’s helpful elf, Christmas teddy bear, jolly snowman, cuddly mouse, or playful reindeer. Children will enjoy the playful sounds and interactive objects on every page as they flip through the story and see themselves in costume!”

This application allows you to add pictures of your child into the book so they can see themselves dressed in costumes. This means it will take you a few minutes to set up as you add the photos from the camera roll and then position them. The application crashed for me as I left the page, but all the photos remained as I reopened the app.

The story is quite short and basic, this is accounted for in the price and really it is just for the way factor for the kids seeing themselves in the images with the other cute babies.

This book is similar in design to Dr Seuss Solar System book, which gives the arrows for navigating through the pages. You also have the ability of moving some items on the screen, however, the snap back into place when you let them go.

The book was a little more lacking on the interaction than the other book, but not greatly so, most items out move, zoom or have sound effects.

My daughter who is four loved seeing your pictures in the book and laughed to see herself as a reindeer. My son (who is 8) liked the book, but was not so taken with it as my daughter.

The images and sound effects are all well done, and the photos do not look stuck on like other similar applications.

On the upside:

  • Fun for young children seeing themselves in a book.
  • Lots to interact with.
  • Great for Christmas.

On the downside:

  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit.
  • The “book” is a little on the short side.

Overall, this book is a great little Christmas book. If you can set it up before you kids see it they will be blown away by seeing themselves in there. The book is short and purely for Christmas, but this is reflected in the 69p price tag. Well worth greating in you have younger children.

Rating: 80%

Size: 11.5 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: Picture Me Christmas Cutie – Oceanhouse Media


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