The Prisoner of Carrot Castle – The Veggie Chronicles, by Purple Carrot Books, is imagination at it’s best by author Chris Pedersen and illustrator Kate Jeong. Follow Aidan through his dinnertime journey and the magic of carrots and broccoli! A royal adventure brings a caped little boy face to face with the King of Carrot Castle. Incredibly detailed and gorgeous illustrations will have you experiencing the emotion of Aidan’s quest and allow for a discussion of perspective taking. A wonderful story for predicting what will become of this imaginative little boy. The vivid descriptive language will expand the reader’s vocabulary. This is an excellent storybook app to use for broadening and teaching adjectives.
Visit purplecarrotbooks.com to get fun activities to pair with the story. Look for a future curriculum download that is aligned with the Common Core Standards and Bloom’s Taxonomy.
What I would like to see in a future update is a page for the curriculum along with an option to choose a specific page to read or work from. A double tap for increasing the text size would also be a benefit. The clever ‘carrot button’ to move forward or back a page is a nice feature of this app and makes it stand out from the typical page-turning ‘arrow button’.
Follow Aidan through his dinnertime journey and the magic of carrots and broccoli!
About the Author
Jackie Bryla is a school based SLPA in California. Her experience includes working with transitional kindergarten through high school age students as well as the functional skills population in the public schools. She regularly presents iPad Training for California State University Sacramento, American River College, and San Joaquin Delta College speech and language programs. Jackie is also the founder of Act – Apps, Consulting, and Training. She is an app beta tester for educational app developers. Jackie is a board member of the California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA) and is an active CSHA District 2 Advisory Committee member in the Sacramento area. Jackie received the outstanding SLPA for CSHA in 2012.