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2 TIGERS by Dorothy Thurgood Manning

2 TIGERS

By Dorothy Thurgood Manning (Author/Illustrator) , Dorothy Thurgood Manning (Illustrator) , 33 Loretta Kids' Books (Developer)

Age Range: 2 - 4

Pub Date: July 14th, 2012
Publisher: 33 Loretta Kids Books

An unappealing, pedantic sibling story features two tiger sisters.

Delilah’s big sister, Sophie, can do many things: ride the bus by herself, fly a kite and ride a two-wheeler. Delilah still has accidents and has a stuffy snout that leaks and makes her breathe too loudly. She generally annoys her big sister and gets in her way until they have a catfight and end up getting tiger timeouts. But when Delilah really needs her—to stand up to some neighborhood bullies or get her down from a tree—big sister steps up and helps her out. The story ends with Delilah declaring “She loves me! She’s my big sister!” There’s nothing new here, and the mediocre graphics, sound effects, animations and features offer little to lift this app out of the ordinary. The narration is particularly subpar, with frequent pauses between words. Navigation is simple page-forward and -back, with no way to choose a page or return to a page from the home page. There is a Spanish-language option, and the text is interactive, so when a word is touched, it is highlighted and the narrator reads it.

This story is nothing to roar about. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)