Peter, Paul and Mary’s “The Night Before Christmas” is a lovely universal re-telling of the classic Clement C. Moore tale of the same name, lovingly narrated by Mary Travers in her last performance before passing.
Music and harmonizing from the group can be heard both during Mary’s narration as well as if one reads and records this app oneself. The music and sounds can also be muted individually, a nice touch, as is the choice of auto play during the included narration, allowing the youngest of children to sit back and relax without having to turn pages.
Another aspect that I appreciate is the tab found on the side of this app that can be pulled out to read the text along with the narration – a very nice way of including the words of this story as an option for children without taking away from the perfect artwork.
Illustrated by celebrated French artist Eric Puybaret, the included paintings are beautiful to look at, rich with deep, vibrant colors that make this app really quite special. Subtle yet effective interactions are included that add richness without being too distracting and are thoughtfully highlighted to be found easily – a nice touch.
Peter, Paul and Mary’s “The Night Before Christmas” will be enjoyed by children as well as adults alike. The music, as one can imagine, is of the highest quality, as are the narration and included paintings. For any family looking for an adaptation of this classic story for iPad or iPhone, this is a very good choice.
Peter Paul and Mary's 'The Night Before Christmas'
Released: 2011-12-12 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperThe Night Before Christmas is America's favorite holiday poem - bringing the joy of the holiday season magically to life.
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without Clement C. Moore's classic tale of 'The Night before Christmas'.
In this first ever book from the iconic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, this heartwarming poem is magnificently illustrated by acclaimed painter Eric Puybaret and rendered magically interactive by Touchoo....
So gather the family, turn on your iPad, iTouch or iPhone, and experience "The Night Before Christmas" as never before!
• Magical music and sounds by Peter, Paul and Mary
• Acclaimed painter Eric Puybaret’s magical art
• Enchanting narration by Mary Travers on her last performance
• Captivating and rich interactivity on every page, including decorating the Christmas tree, drawing in the snow, and tapping objects which come to life!
• Draw a magical holiday greeting card and send it to family and friends.
• Full control over the experience: Read myself, read to me, and record myself
• Auto page-flip for little ones
• "This book belongs to" to fill in your child's name
Join the many happy families who already enjoy this magical Night before Christmas in its print form and book-app form as well!
"If you would like to experience this Christmas classic in a whole new way – be sure to check out Peter Paul and Mary’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’!" The iPhone Mom
"Sometimes apps aimed at kids, even book apps, can give off a feeling of energy and activity. I love that this app version of The Night Before Christmas has a calming affect. It's a delightful way to engage in a children's holiday classic, as a family or for a child on their own." Everything Mom