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iStoryBooks

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

166 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Toddlers love this app, my 2 & 3 yr old granddaughters stay entertained and love the movie feature on the books. When you select the movie option, it will read from page to page without the kids having to turn the pages, just like when I readto them.

The good things about these books far outweigh the bad. I try to look at it like life, nothing is perfect. About half of the books are "regular" chaildren's stories, like "Hansel & Gretel", "Cinderella", and "Snow White". The others are a mixture of educational type sto...
The good things about these books far outweigh the bad. I try to look at it like life, nothing is perfect. About half of the books are "regular" chaildren's stories, like "Hansel & Gretel", "Cinderella", and "Snow White". The others are a mixture of educational type stories and a few ethnically diverse ones, one African, and 3 Asian. There are some about cars, machines, and dinosaurs. I didn't count them, but there are approximately 20 books, it only downloads a few books in the sample, after you pay the $3.99, it will download the rest of those shown in the library. Then, to download more, you tap the corner that says add more books, it downloads a catalogue, you can then choose any, or all of these books, but have to hold and tap onto the page, go to the menu at the bottom, and tap add to my library. If you don't have an sd card, you may have to remove some from your library and download those you want. I have an sd card and downloaded them all. Some have complained about the sound, and there are a few books whose sound is not very loud. My granddaughters still look at them, and I read those to them, 90% you can hear fine and if you invest in some earphonesthey are very loud. All in all, I find it to be very worth the $3.99, I usuallypaymore than that for one book.

posted by iymalive on October 3, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

22 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Weird

A bunch of the stories are weird and glitchy for me. Some have pages with no images, just the text on black, some cannot load at all, if I try it just puts me out entirely. However, even with that I think it's worth the money. The stories we can read are cute and we ca...
A bunch of the stories are weird and glitchy for me. Some have pages with no images, just the text on black, some cannot load at all, if I try it just puts me out entirely. However, even with that I think it's worth the money. The stories we can read are cute and we can get more of them.

posted by 9998189 on November 14, 2011

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Toddlers love this app, my 2 & 3 yr old granddaughters stay entertained and love the movie feature on the books. When you select the movie option, it will read from page to page without the kids having to turn the pages, just like when I readto them.

    The good things about these books far outweigh the bad. I try to look at it like life, nothing is perfect. About half of the books are "regular" chaildren's stories, like "Hansel & Gretel", "Cinderella", and "Snow White". The others are a mixture of educational type stories and a few ethnically diverse ones, one African, and 3 Asian. There are some about cars, machines, and dinosaurs. I didn't count them, but there are approximately 20 books, it only downloads a few books in the sample, after you pay the $3.99, it will download the rest of those shown in the library. Then, to download more, you tap the corner that says add more books, it downloads a catalogue, you can then choose any, or all of these books, but have to hold and tap onto the page, go to the menu at the bottom, and tap add to my library. If you don't have an sd card, you may have to remove some from your library and download those you want. I have an sd card and downloaded them all. Some have complained about the sound, and there are a few books whose sound is not very loud. My granddaughters still look at them, and I read those to them, 90% you can hear fine and if you invest in some earphonesthey are very loud. All in all, I find it to be very worth the $3.99, I usuallypaymore than that for one book.

    166 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Nice app!

    Its a nice app. Good for little kids and teens like me who just want to lay back and enjoy a couple of kid stories. Lol!

    37 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Great app

    I am an early childhood teacher and love this app!

    35 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Awesome

    Love it!

    31 out of 38 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Luv it

    I luv them so mutch! I think thay r good 4 all children!

    29 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Good value

    25 books 1 price....good value. Classic tales, and some new ones too. The volume is too low, but if you use headphones the low volume isnt a problem. My five year old loves this app! I would give 5 stars, but like i said the volume is way low.

    26 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Awesome

    My little cousins LOVE it

    25 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    GREAT VALUE! EXCELLENT BUY!!

    All those people who gave low ratings are completely WHACK! So what, the books are old fashioned. If you absolutley cannot find something for your liking with this, SUCK IT UP. It's just a dollar! GEEZ. I'm sure we've all wasted more money on less...

    NOW TO THE ACTUAL PRODUCT.

    I had a hard time getting it to download from the get go, & actually several times after that as well. I kept telling myself to contact customer service but never did. Just today I tried it again & YAY! the books are there! I have a total of 16 in my library plus maybe 5 more I can add if I want? Cool!
    You can choose read to me, which reads it to you & you turn the page when you're ready or there's movie mode which reads to you & turns the pages for you.

    Very very great buy, I don't regret at all!!

    25 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Love these books

    I love that it updates with new books every 2 weeks. One price but endless value! My 8 & 3 yr olds love this app. Great graphics too!!

    23 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Weird

    A bunch of the stories are weird and glitchy for me. Some have pages with no images, just the text on black, some cannot load at all, if I try it just puts me out entirely. However, even with that I think it's worth the money. The stories we can read are cute and we can get more of them.

    22 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    Good storys

    Color is needed not black and white thats why i cut 1star for that or else it is wonderful (awesome)

    17 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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