Santa comes to Wuzzleburg in this full-featured, deliciously silly adaptation of the classic poem.
“Wubbzy couldn’t believe what was next to appear, ‘WOW! WOW! It’s a sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer!’ ” Recast into preschooler-friendly rhymed prose, the text appears beneath brightly colored, simply drawn cartoon illustrations. These feature the cast of the Nick, Jr. TV show, a jolly bearded gent who “Ho-Ho-Hos” whenever poked and a set of bendy-antlered reindeer trailing a leader with a huge flashing red nose. Not only can every word be touched for a vocalization, but the figures, furnishings and piles of wrapped gifts in each scene respond briskly to taps, often in multiple ways. Better yet, all of the interactive distractions, along with the vivacious audio, can also be switched off with the “Just a Storybook” option. Moreover, side activities include a drag-and-drop “Snowman Dress-Up” and two other games, plus three coloring pages, three short but lively sing-along videos and a “Grown-Up’s Corner” with discussion questions.
A brimming bagful of holiday cheer. (iPad holiday app. 4-7)