My son and I eagerly await each new Kidztory animated storybook application by Stepworks and we have them all. We’ve been hooked ever since we discovered their first ebook release which is an adaptation of the story of the “Little Red Hen”. Most of the Stepworks stories have followed a similar formula – the same style of illustration, narration, animated features, and soundtrack. We’ve been happy with all releases but we were delighted to discover that their latest publication “Face Time with Mage Nuttimugs” offers something new. It has a fresh story full of rhythm and rhyme, new animated features, funky music and sound effects, and you can personalize the story with a photo of your choice. Once you select a photo and scale it, it’s inserted throughout the story and appears warped differently each time. It’s a jolly-good time, and the goofy photos are complemented by the offbeat sounds and music. My son likes to imitate the sounds when he touches the animated characters and he’s intrigued by many of the new words he hears; I can see the wheels turning in his head as he engages the book. He also thinks it’s the silliest book of all and he can’t stop giggling as we scroll through the pages. Many thanks, Stepworks. I’m happy to say… you’ve nailed it…. again.
Face Time With Mage Nuttimugs – Your child is the hero of this story!
Released: 2010-05-06 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperThis hilarious and pioneering children's storybook app stars your child! Take a photo of your child's face, or email the photo you'd like to use to yourself and save it to your "camera roll / saved photos", on your iThingy. Then enjoy the tale of his or her remarkable encounter with the bumbling Mage Nuttimugs.
"Face Time With Mage Nuttimugs" reveals the potential of digital media to encourage early reading. It combines the power of a good story and special effects magic to entertain and delight children of all ages.
It also gently shares a positive message – you are beautiful just the way you are.
Like every Kidztory title, "Face Time With Mage Nuttimugs" is enchantingly illustrated, engagingly narrated and alive with interactive surprises. Choose "Read to me” or “Read by myself" options.
WHAT OTHERS THINK
- “This series of classic children’s parables scores by keeping it simple.” “...charming animation...” – The Sunday Times
- "I loved the face warps, this is what made me laugh so hard, and my son loves it when I laugh so we all really enjoyed it." – by Amy
- "Stepworks does it again, My three kids (ages 2,4,6) love these apps and they love this one too. Engaging plot, fun illustrations, and the face warp is simply hilarious. Great interactive story! Bravo! A+" – by LosHupps
- "Love it! So entertaining and makes my 19 month old daughter laugh a lot." – by Zarpia
- "I wanted to cry! My daughter is two and a half. I thought she would find it cute but when she saw the images of her face distorted she panicked like I have never seen. I was soooo sad to see her like this." – by Flam Man (From everyone on the Kidztory team, we’re really sorry! Hope she grows to like it soon!)
- "We’ve been happy with all their releases but we were delighted to discover that their latest publication “Face Time with Mage Nuttimugs” offers something new. It has a fresh story full of rhythm and rhyme, new animated features, funky music and sound effects, and you can personalize the story with a photo of your choice." – by Kristen
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If you like Mage Nuttimugs, please help us spread the word by telling your friends or leaving a comment in the app store. In return we promise to do our best to keep releasing more apps of the same high quality and educational value.
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Looking for more face warping fun? Search the app store for "FaceWarp" or "Cognimatics"