Frozen: Storybook Deluxe Review (Disney)

What It Is

Frozen: Storybook Deluxe from Disney is an interactive storybook app based on the animated feature film, Frozen. The app has two main modes, called Read and Play. The Read Mode takes kids through the story and the Play Mode features three activities based on the movie.

Is It Fun?

In the Read Mode, kids can follow the story as it is read to them with text or they can record their own voices reading the book and follow along that way. The pages of the book come to life through beautiful artwork and animations but what really makes this story book fun is that the story can be told from both Anna and Elsa's points of view. Kids just turn their device upside down to switch between the two sisters. In the Play Mode, the three activities are Snow Globe, Free Draw and Puzzles. Snow Globe allows kids to create a custom snow globe with a background image from Frozen. Free Draw is a drawing and painting activity with a selection of ice and snow themed tools. Finally, the puzzles are six different images from the story book that are hidden behind a wall of ice. Kids will have to match the shapes in the ice to the corresponding shapes on the left of the screen to uncover the image. The games can also be accessed directly from the story book whenever a matching icon appears on the page.

Who It’s For

This app is for Frozen fans, ages 4 and up. Kids that love the movie will definitely want to check this app out.

What To Be Aware Of

The app is available for Apple devices and requires iOS 5.0 or later. You will need to be connected to the internet to purchase and download the app but you do not need to be online to use it.

While this is more expensive than many apps available for kids, the ingenuity and the content in it make it worth the money for fans of Frozen. This will have a high repeat play appeal for these kids.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

  • Frozen: Storybook Deluxe from Disney
  • Part of the Disney Frozen brand
  • Rated 4+
  • Available on: iOS
  • Available November 14, 2013