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BUFO'S MUSIC by Kite Edizioni Srl


developed by Kite Edizioni Srl by Zak Baldisserotto & illustrated by Roberta Zeta

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 2012
Publisher: Kite Edizioni Srl

Music changes a toad's life.

Poor, sweet Bufo. For a toad he’s just flat out of luck. With slow reflexes and bad eyesight, he’s the butt of all the other toads’ jokes. But one day, in a chance meeting with some musical insects, Bufo begins a leap of discovery that changes everything. This tender toad story engages from the get-go, with original music throughout, Zeta's textured, childlike illustrations and interactive bonbons on every page. Toads leap and catch dragonflies; stars twinkle and have songs of their own; a virtual chorus of insects provides its own soundtrack. Although the narrative is amateurishly written and runs a bit text-heavy at times, there’s plenty to slide, tap, swipe and move around on the pages of Bufo’s world, so his story doesn't loses momentum. Clever, well-timed sound effects enhance the story, and the navigation is swing-in-a-hammock easy.

All toads considered, this is a story for the misfit in all of us. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)