What It Is
Mike the Knight: Storybook Treasury is a collection of three digital storybooks featuring Mike the Knight. One story, Meet Mike!, is included with the free app, and the other two stories are available as in-app purchases of $1.99 each.
Meet Mike! gives kids a tour of Glendragon and all its inhabitants. Mike and the Dragons is all about Mike's best dragon friends, Sparkie and Squirt. In Mike the Knight and the Good Deed, Mike and his little sister Evie compete over who can perform a good deed. They end up making a mess before realizing that working together is best. Each story features animations and sounds on every page.
Kids can choose to have the stories read aloud to them with highlighted text or kids can read the stories themselves. Another option is to turn the pages automatically or manually.
Is It Fun?
These books bring the excitement and enchantment of medieval times to life for Mike the Knight fans. The books are a great way to introduce new fans to the characters from the show and for established fans to relive favorite Mike moments.
Who It’s For
While this app isn't age-graded, we think it will appeal most to Mike the Knight fans ages 2-5.
What To Be Aware Of
This app is compatible with iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone running iOS 6.0 or later. It is optimized for iPhone 5.
A parent section with information on how to use the app and purchase additional apps is accessible by entering a three-digit code, which is given. Children could easily enter the code themselves and, if they know their parents' Apple ID password, make a purchase.
In the Read to Myself mode, there is no narration, but there are also no sound effects.
Kids who are fans of Mike and the other characters from the show will like coming back to read any of the three stories in this app just as they would want to re-read favorite non-digital books.