Bill the Fish is a universal interactive storybook with a wonderful sense of style involving Bill, a fish with a lovely attitude about life, as well as other aquatic creatures in this fun, simple and quirky rhyming children’s book.
I appreciate the look of Bill the Fish with its wonderful use of bright, bold colors and visible brush strokes. Parents will also enjoy the noted art references including a variation of Rene Margritte’s “The Son of Man” – here using a fish to obscure a man’s face instead of an apple.
I do also like the full page menu found at the back of the book, allowing children to choose a favorite scene with a tap as well as easy access to favorite moments and varied interactions including dress-up elements and other cute mini-activities involving counting or art.
The quality of narration included is very nice as well, and there is a good amount of interactive elements as well. It would be nice, however, if the volume for the included sound effects could be adjusted independently of the narration as these interactions, although fun and engaging – especially for babies or toddlers, can be on the loud side at their current level.
Bill the Fish is a charming first book for children while keeping the visual interest high for adults as well.
Bill the Fish
Developer: InteractBooks LLC
Released: 2012-02-03 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperInteractBooks is proud to bring you another wonderful interactive book for the iPad and iPhone. This wonderful book written by Brett Curzon about Bill the fish explores the amazing world of life under the sea, where being different is celebrated as not only normal but beautiful.
Today our precious children's individuality is constantly threatened by the manufactured expectations portrayed in the media, sorely affecting self esteem.
Bill the fish, the spokesperson from the book, will teach your children that being different is what makes the world wonderful and like Bill, no matter how we look to others, we are happy, being ME.