THE GARDEN OF EDEN by BelugaBloo

THE GARDEN OF EDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another ho-hum, didactic Bible story warning kids about the dangers of disobedience.

This adaptation of the Genesis passage about the Garden of Eden sticks pretty close to the Biblical text. God creates Adam and Eve. One day Eve is picking fruit for dinner and meets an "evil talking snake" that aims to “ruin all good things!” Wanting to be as powerful as God is, Eve takes home a forbidden apple for dinner and God eventually punishes the couple for eating what they weren’t supposed to. The overall visual aesthetic is quite pleasant, with bold, collagelike illustrations that burst with color. Unfortunately, aside from a loop of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, that’s about all this app has to offer in terms of creativity and distinctiveness. Interactions consist of a few animals and clouds that barely move when tapped or swiped (indicated by blinking yellow arrows) and one page where Adam can be softly ricocheted around the screen. When they realize they’re unclothed (sans anatomically correct body parts) they exclaim, “ewww [sic]! You’re naked!” and “Go put some clothes on!” In “read by myself” mode, each screen opens with a crumpled sheet of paper covered in text, which disappears when tapped, revealing the illustration. There are also autoplay and “read to me” options.

Preachy, homogenous and bland. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)


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Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 2012
Publisher: BelugaBloo
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2012




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