What a valentine! A five star review over at Digital Storytime.
HERE Carisa Kluver writes:
Food Fight! is a phenomenal book app that is as funny as it is fun to play with. It has high-quality computer animation and vivid illustrations that really enhance the reading experience. It is also interactive, but not in a way that distracts from the story. There are lots of animated interactions on every page, plus great sound effects. In one scene tapping on Sammy’s rocket causes a count-down and then an animation of a rocket launch (with realistic ‘blasting off’ sounds).
Overall, this story is just so engaging and silly that children will want to read it again and again. A great read for real ‘little boys’ (and girls)!
Giggleapps have posted a good review.
It is a unique and original story about two boys from different worlds who at first seem to have a lot of differences but really have much in common.
The illustrations are marvelous here, very colorful and with a 3D effect. I simply loved the details about Sammy’s cravings for boys and I like that he only consumes highly processed and packaged boys, keeping everything kid-friendly. The interactions are fun but not overwhelming and never take away from the main focus here, that being the storytelling.
I really like this charming book and how the two characters come together to settle their differences. In spite of coming from such different backgrounds they really have a lot in common, such as parents who find vegetables to be an important part of diet, even for picky eaters which I found quite endearing. I hope more storybook apps will be coming from writer, Glenn Melenhorst.
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A review from Lunchbox Reviews Blog.
This interactive e-book is really great…
…Food Fight is truly a great app to download. It’s a different approach for parents to encourage their children to eat vegetables. Kids can touch the characters to interact with them. The storybook is filled with great illustrations, lovable characters, a wonderful voice-over narration, and nice sound effects.
Make sure to read all the way to the end to find a surprise ending!
A solid review from The iPad Experiment.
The iPad Experiment
The illustrations are absolutely stunning…
So how would this app work in the classroom? Very well. I would think it would be best suited to lower middle primary; grade 2-3. It could also double as a little helper for parents who may be experiencing difficulties with getting their children to eat vegetables.
Food Fight!…has lots of cool interactive features and children are likely to discover more each time they ‘read’ the book.
I particularly like the musical boxes of little boys that you can compose tunes with.
Sure, Food Fight! covers the issues of prejudgement, food intolerance and ultimately conflict resolution but you can justify it simply on the basis of its gentle humour and charming illustrations.
Food fight is listed on iPhone4Kids as one of the “9 great book apps for kids you NEED.”
A pleasing review from The iPhone Mom.
Here’s an extremely enjoyable story that will have you looking at your food in a brand new way. Food Fight! had me laughing and I know that my kids have been enjoying it as well. The illustrations were well done and you’ll hear special sound effects when you tap around on the screen. Several stars are hidden throughout the story, if you find every star you will unlock a bonus page. Narration is provided and the narrator does a great job catching the excitement and humor of the written words. If you choose to read the story without narration you’ll still be able to hear the sound effects when you tap on the screen.
I truly enjoyed this original story. Food Fight! has a clever twist at the end and it was nice to read something fresh and fun. The app is universal, I tried it out on my iPhone but I’m sure it’ll look fantastic on the iPad’s screen.
A nice review from PAD GADGET.
There’s nothing like cuddling up with your kids to read an entertaining book together. App developer Jelly Biscuits brings a popular children’s book and its original illustrations to life on the iPad, iPhone and iPod that’s definitely worth a look… If your kids like a silly story and enjoy the interactive features in book apps, Food Fight! – An Interactive Book by Glenn Melenhorst is a good choice.
And another, this time from the UK
“…The beautiful illustrations have been garnished with interactive elements and sounds on every page…The 3D visuals have a character all of their own, and for the price, this Universal app is something of a bargain.”
Another great review, this time at Apps playground.
The latest slick kids book-app for iPad.
Our first review is fantastic! We are thrilled to see the pre-release review of Food Fight by David Winograd at TUAW call it…
“…the most beautiful interactive children’s book I’ve seen to date.”
“The app is beautifully designed and has more play value than most of what I’ve seen in the burgeoning market of interactive children’s fiction.”
“The fit and finish of the game is admirable. Everything seems just right.”
Read the full review HERE.
When Apple first showed off the Winnie the Pooh illustrated book, we all could see the potential the iPad for children’s books. A lot were expecting a huge load of illustrated children’s books appear on the App store. Unfortunately it wasn’t a huge amount, and a lot of them were of very poor quality….. This is why we are really impressed by food fight….. It’s beautifully designed and every page features gorgeous 3D graphics.