Now that I’m a big sister, I have to share Mommy and Daddy with our new baby. We have all had to make some sacrifices, change our habits, and alter our routines to accommodate the newest member of our family. Mommy and Daddy no longer exist solely for me. Sometimes the baby needs attention and I am left to fend for myself.
It has been an adjustment but most of the time I don’t mind. I truly do love my little sister and I am willing to make some sacrifices for her. Having to share the attention is hard sometimes but it also gives me more time to myself. Since there is less attention to go around, I can usually indulge in one of my favourite activities and get away with a bit more screen time.
I have just about claimed the tablet for my own and I know how to use it all by myself. Mommy and Daddy are amazed by what an expert I’ve become with the tablet in such a short time. I love to watch YouTube videos and my favourite shows on Netflix. I also have my own apps and games to play and I enjoy trying out new ones whenever Mommy downloads them for me.
I was very excited when we were asked by Sonnar Interactive to review their Twisted Tales series because I knew it meant a new app for me! The Twisted Tales combine the concept of an audio book and a game into a fun and interactive story. There are currently two Twisted Tales available, Red Riding Hood as well as Hansel and Gretel.
The first in the series is The Red Riding Hood. It is the classic story of a little girl on her way to grandma’s house. This app is more than just a book as it actually involves you in the story. You begin in the role of Red Riding Hood.
As the book is being narrated you can read along on the animated pages. You quickly come to the first of several interactive parts where you must make a decision. Do you eat some of the food in your basket or take all the food to grandma? The outcome of the story depends on the choices you make.
Get Red Riding Hood all the way to Grandma’s house and save Grandma from the wolf to unlock the bonus feature. This unique spin on the story we all know allows you to play from the perspective of the Big Bad Wolf! Red Riding Hood is FREE to play so why not try it out for yourself?
If you enjoy playing the Red Riding Hood app, for just a few dollars you can buy the second story in the Twisted Tales series. In this game you must help Hansel and Gretel defeat the witch. Succeed and unlock the option to play as the villain! With more choices to be made in the paid version this story has even more possible outcomes.
Since there are so many twists and turns in these stories, there is a handy feature which allows you to see your progress at a glance. Click on any part of your path and jump back to that point in the story to make a different choice and unlock the path not taken. This feature is a very clever addition to this app.
These Twisted Tales are a great way to combine reading, problem solving, and entertainment. They take classic stories and add unexpected and often humorous twists. The illustrations are colourful and fun, while the animated reading sections are clear and easy to follow. Having an interactive component makes this app truly engaging while teaching decision making, problem solving, as well as cause and effect.
We are partnering with Sonnar Interactive to put together an amazing giveaway for our readers. If you enjoyed the free Red Riding Hood app, enter below for a chance to win the Hansel and Gretel edition of Twisted Tales. There will be a total of 5 winners selected at random. Each winner will receive a promo code to download Hansel and Gretel at no charge for either iOS or Android.
Open worldwide. Must be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be notified by email. Accepting entries until August 31, 2018.
We were given a free download of the Twisted Tales Hansel and Gretel edition for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and our own.