Capitalizing on the abilities of the iPad as a media consumption monster, Out to Play Interactive has released an incredible interactive digital book. Melvin Says There’s Monsters!, created by award winning children’s animator Brendan Gallagher, is a true delight that children and adults alike, will enjoy to no end.
In Melvin Says There’s Monsters!, an odd child, Melvin, reveals an even more odd secret to other children gathered in the schoolyard. Without giving away too much detail of this great story and amazingly fun experience, Melvin, informs his peers that monsters lurk here and there ready to gobble them up at anytime! Is Melvin telling the truth? I will abstain from answering, leaving the ending to an incredible tale to the interactive story itself.
Some of the grand features of this interactive story include:
- Beautiful, fully animated, hand illustrated pages.
- Entertaining narration and supreme background music.
- The ability to swipe to turn pages, with Auto-Page turning and read-along controls.
- Drop down thumbnail navigation
I truly enjoyed my time spent with Melvin Says There’s Monsters! Moreover, all I have exposed the story to have been both fascinated by and smitten with it. Melvin Says There’s Monsters! ($2.99 for the full version, free for the “Lite” version), featuring animated pages, brilliant illustrations, inventive character voices and a fantastic musical score, is what an illustrated book on the iPad should look like and is a must have for anyone who enjoys a good story, be you young or old.