Lazy Larry Lizard bedtime story book for preschoolers, by Wasabi Productions, is an absolutely adorable storybook app that has a calming effect, despite the entertaining antics displayed by Larry the most likable lizard you’ll ever meet. It may be perfect for bedtime, but TWA thinks this is a book a parent or caregiver of a toddler or a preschool teacher could be pulling off the shelf all day long! The children we worked with, of both genders, found Lazy Larry to be so loveable and endearing that we wonder how this series of Larry the Lizard eluded us for so long. From a teacher’s perspective, it really has a lot to offer in the way of teaching emotions. It’s also great for special needs children. From what we can gather, the latest update really made this book exemplary in the educational app book category. It includes a parent guide and a hints and tips page.
Wasabi Productions is an independent publisher of original, high-quality storybook apps. They are located in Australia, and one of the first publishers of interactive children’s books for the iPad. We see that they are sticking to their mission: Our vision is to entertain preschoolers with tales of memorable characters where the reader’s interaction is central to progressing the story.
Created especially for touch screen technology. Early readers are invited to play an active role in the story, poking Lazy Larry to wake him, and are rewarded with rich interactivity. As surprising and wonderful this is for the reader, it’s not so much fun for poor Larry and the reader learns of a better way to make him happy at the end (a special social outtake for kids). Sure to delight and entertain the whole family!
★ Read yourself or ‘Read to me’ option with text highlighting
★ Evocative Aussie bush sound effects
★ Stunning 3D animation
★ Original illustrations by award-winning designer Kim Neale
★ Includes bonus educational game, ‘Leapin’ Larry’ with an original music score