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Your child is the boss with this engaging reading app that lets him pick his own path through a magical world of sea creatures and enchanted spells. Handed multiple “decision points" as the story progresses, your child gets to choose what will happen and also decide how things will end.
There are lots of choices to pick from: 65 decision points and 20 potential endings. The overarching storyline is the tale of a magic brush that brings things to life. The story is thoughtfully written, not just an afterthought to the technology. And the theme of the tale, an all-powerful tool that lets the storyteller conjure up his own reality, further reinforces the idea that the reader is the creative force here; in this app the subject matter complements the structure perfectly.
Both the topic and the framework of this interactive book will be empowering for reluctant or remedial readers, but all readers can benefit. The forks in the road force young readers to pause and think about what they've read before going forward, a great way to encourage reading comprehension.
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