What It Is
Good Night Mowgli is an interactive e-book for the iPad that features bedtime tales told to Mowgli in the jungle by his friends. The e-book features 3-D-like imagery to create a sense of depth with each image. When you tilt the iPad left to right or up and down, you'll get different viewing perspectives of each image. Each page also has several interactive touchpoints to activate narration or animation.
Why It’s Fun
While these are designed as bedtime stories, because they are on the iPad, they can really be read anywhere. While the illustrations in this app are really lovely, there were some issues that made reading this e-book less than enjoyable for us. On some pages, if you want to follow along with the text as the story is read aloud, the text covers up half the image. On other pages, there are no prompts for starting the narration or animation. There are also several misspelled words and typos throughout the story.
Who It’s For
Good Night Mowgli is for ages 4–8.
What To Be Aware Of
This app is compatible with the iPad running iOS 7 or later.