Sheldon’s Adventure: Cornered!, by Intense Media, is an endearing story about the cutest little turtle, with a square shell. He was bullied where ever he went, since he happened to be very different than his peers. Sheldon contends with all kinds of inappropriate behaviors from others, but he ends the story as the Super Hero! This app is a great read for elementary school aged kids, for both teachers and parents to share. TWA did some beta-testing with this app prior to it’s release and got a heart-warming response from the students, many of whom could relate to the Sheldon’s plight.
Sheldon the Turtle is a regular guy who likes to ride skateboards wherever he goes… and it seems wherever he goes he gets picked on. This tale is told in rhyme and has great narration and voice overs for all the characters. Sheldon is the most touching. The artwork, by Nick Nebelsky, is colorful and fun. Our favorite scene is when Sheldon is day dreaming. He’s cloud watching and envisions himself as big dude with sunglasses, varsity jacket, and a very confident demeanor. This app has cutting-edge features; it includes “real” swings that act and sound like real swings, lots of hidden elements to surprise, and according to the students, some really cool music.
One day, while he was skateboarding home, he heard a cry for help from Pip and Squeak, the meanest of the mean bullies. Sheldon put aside his pride and was the bigger person by offering up his help. Sheldon, of course, saves the day in such a special way. You’ll have to get this app to find out how it all unfolds, but the story ends with Sheldon not only being comfortable in his own shell, but proud that he is different, as well.
“Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me!” Sadly, being called names DOES hurt, and being bullied makes kids feel sad and lonely. Sometimes it helps to have someone remind us that we are all special in our own way, and sometimes, we just have to find out for ourselves.
If you liked this story you must get the prequel, Sheldon’s Adventure. Here, you meet Sheldon as he sets out to take on life’s adventures.