How is this for good fortune? Kelli posted about Dragons: Rise of Berk yesterday, and look what's free on Amazon today! We have Dragon fever here at Smart Apps For Android! Today's version of this awesome tale is a storybook app from Cupcake Digital (who happen to be having a 50% off sale - >>click here<< ). I am a big fan of storybook apps because it means I can read stories with my kids in the dark. They are also fantastic for long car trips (we have one coming up in a couple of weeks!), especially for beginner or emergent readers. How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a fantastic addition to your child's summer reading library and a fabulous saving of $2.99. Get it TODAY!
There are minuscule unobtrusive ads for other Cupcake Digital apps, and external links to the same. There are also links to subscribe, rate the app, social media and the developer's website, all behind a parent lock.
There are four parts to this app: Story, Color, Dragon Hunters and Dragon Racing. The Story section provides a narrated story with highlighted text (narration can be turned off) that can also be tapped to read. The illustrations are screenshots from the movie and are incredible. The Color section has blackline masters with brushes, crayons, chalk, spray paint, paint tin and stickers for your child to get creative. Dragon Hunters and Dragon Racing are a couple of games (a whack-a-mole type and a flappy bird type) whose scores go onto a leaderboard.
We have not even seen the movie yet, and my kids are all over the How To Train Your Dragon series. Superb animation by Dreamworks that has been transformed into a great storybook app by Cupcake Digital so we can now enjoy the story on the go. Get in quick because this is only FREE today on Amazon.
APP DESCRIPTION ON AMAZON
GET READY TO EXPERIENCE ANOTHER MAGICAL DRAGON ADVENTURE STORY!
* Join cool dragon hunter Hiccup and his dragon Toothless in a deluxe storybook experience based on the DreamWorks’ film in theaters, June 13
* Interact with your favorite pet dragons in 2 awesome games: Dragon Hunters & Dragon Racing
* Be creative with coloring pages and stickers!
The dragons are back with their best friends, the fearless dragon trainers, Hiccup and Astrid, in the thrilling DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Storybook App), featuring a great story and characters from the film.
Stoick the Vast, Chief of Berk, is ready to crown his son, Hiccup, as the new Chief of the Viking Island of Berk, but Hiccup is not yet ready to lead. Through a series of misadventures, plus an eye-opening revelation and an epic dragons battle, will Hiccup become the chief he was always meant to be with his closest fire-breathing pal Toothless by his side?
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (The Official Storybook App) was developed by Cupcake Digital in partnership with DreamWorks.
- Includes a heroic adventure story filled with dramatic imagery, music and featuring everyone’s popular Viking teenagers and their dragons
- Play with dragons in interactive, leveled games for hours of fun:
- DRAGON HUNTERS: Help Toothless scare off the Dragon Hunters to earn a high score. But be careful not to hit the sheep!
- DRAGON RACING: Select your favorite dragon, Toothless or Stormfly, and race across Berk against other dragons while collecting sheep for points and avoiding obstacles.
- Bring to life scenes from the movie using plenty of creative coloring tools and stickers (save to camera roll to send and share with family and friends from parent-gated section)
For more stories about Hiccup and Toothless, check out DreamWorks’ Dragons: Defenders of Berk in the App Store
Cupcakedigital.com provides free downloadable activities based on the story to further the educational value at home. Parents’ and Teachers’ Guides are also available with helpful tips for getting children ready for school and for utilizing apps to reinforce learning in and out of the classroom.
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