Pierre has always been a fan of The Gruffalo, having discovered the book, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, when he was very small, but his enthusiasm was taken to new heights last year when he did a project at school focusing on The Gruffalo, culminating in a class trip to the cinema to watch it. I was therefore in absolutely no doubt that he'd love the new Gruffalo app.
Even as a grown-up, I was impressed though. It features six different activities, including puzzles, a matching pairs game and some simple classic family games: snap and three-in-a-row (think noughts and crosses).
The really exciting thing about these last two (snap and three-in-a-row) is that you play against The Gruffalo, which is great fun. I might have played a few times by myself at idle moments, if I'm honest !
There is also a game where you have to help Mouse catch nuts but avoid the falling leaves, squirrels and pinecones, which is a great test of reflexes and fine motor skills.
There is also a game with a bug colony where you have to select the right leaves to keep them moving. Pierre's undoubted favourites are the ones where he can pit his wits against the Gruffalo though !
The games are great fun and varied enough to keep kids (and parents !) coming back to play time and time again. I also love the fact that there are no in-app purchases at all. It's fairly expensive for an app (£2.99) but the wide variety of content makes it good value. It targets kids aged 3-7 but older siblings will end up playing too, if The Madhouse is anything to go by !
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £2.99
for more information : https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gruffalo-games/id909269064?mt=8
Disclosure : We received a download code in order to write an honest review.
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