17 Dec

The Night Before Christmas – Enchanted Tales is an e-book / audio book and is published by Oceanhouse Media.

In a tiny, snow-dusted village, the Christmas season was just getting started. Little orphan Jeffrey was working in a toy factory for a miserly old meanie named Mr. Reeks. In an effort to bring joy to the town’s other orphans, he began repairing discarded toys from the factory and delivering them to the orphanage at night. When old Mr. Reeks found out someone was stealing his broken toys, he flew into a rage and vowed to catch the culprit with a Christmas Eve trap! With the evil Mr. Reeks plotting against them, Jeffrey and Paws are hoping for a Christmas miracle!

This book gives you the options of reading the book yourself, having the read to you (and you control the page turns) or the complete book read to you automatically. The application also adds extra interaction by touching something on the screen and a sound effect triggering.

The book is based on film by Golden Film from 1994. So many of the picture and sounds are pulled from the film. This is good and bad in some ways. It means that there are several voice actors, a high quality song on the menu screen and nice artwork. However, it does mean that artwork is a little lacking and the interaction of the book is reduced as a result.

The christmas tale itself is reasonable and fairly enjoyable.

This book is good for adults or kids alike.

On the upside:

  • Interactive with the book adds to the “re-readability” of the book.
  • Universal for iPad and iPhone.

On the downside:

  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit of the book.

Overall, this is a very good book. The introductory price in time for Christmas of 69p makes it well worth picking up in time for Christmas. It may not be the best 

Rating: 80%

Size: 18.4 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: The Night Before Christmas – Enchanted Tales – Oceanhouse Media


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