A Parcel of Courage | Beautiful Interactive Picture Book App for Children
✔ iPad + iPhone ✔ Android | picture book app for kids ages 3-6 years
Today we want to introduce you to a remarkable new picture book app for kids with a very heartwarming family story. In a Parcel of Courage, a little boy needs to find a way to get his grandparents to come and visit, who unfortunately, live quite a long distance away from him and his family. On top of this, his grandma lacks in courage to travel by airplane. How Alex and his mother solve this problem and how especially chocolate cookies help along the way, can be read in our review below.
Heartwarming Family Story
We know from our own experience, how sad it is, when our grandparents live far away from their grandchildren. The boy Alex, has exactly the same problem and wants nothing more than to see his grandparents again, which is why he checks the distance on a map, to see how far they really live apart. Even if it is only 48 cm on the map, his mother has to explains to him that it would take up to 15 days to travel this distance by car.
Alex is very upset about this fact and that it would take his grandparents this long, to travel by bus or by train and so he decides, that it would be best and the fastest, if they would travel by airplane. Unfortunately though, there seems to be a little problem with that, as his grandma never really had the courage to fly with an airplane before, even though Alexs’ grandpa used to be a pilot.
However, Alexs’ mother has a brilliant idea. She has the recipe, to bake come magical courageous chocolate cookies…
Interactive Activities & Mini-Games
But before Alex is able to send the courage chocolate cookies to his grandma, children will need to help Alex to bake them in the first place, which is only one of the many little games of the app. Later on, kids are able to address and frank the parcel with the courage chocolate cookies, pack grandma’s suitcase and construct a marble run.
Besides these interactive tasks within the story, are also four more games waiting for the kids, which can be found in a bonus area, that can be played regardless of the story.
YouTube Video Trailer
With our YouTube video trailer you can get a glimpse of the story and also of the mini games.
Parcel of Courage | Kids App Rating
Parcel of Courage is a very playful picture book app with many interactive activities. The heartwarming family story is told on 15 beautifully illustrated pages, where kids can also discover various objects that can be brought to life with animations and sounds via finger-touch.
But also from the educational point of view, Parcel of Courage certainly knows how to surprise. There are some simple math games, counting and memory games that will strengthen and help kids to maintain sequences and identify patterns, as well as puzzle games and an interactive map, with which kids can say “Hello” with in various languages.
The buildup of the story is however a little weak. As well as the beginning is also the end a little too abrupt and could have been one or two scenes longer for our likes. Since the characters are only very briefly introduced to the readers, some questions still remain unanswered i.e. why the family apparently lives on a tropical island.
Another request for improvement concerns the construction of the marble run. All of our kids had huge difficulty with the construction.
All in all though, “Parcel of Courage” is a top picturebook app new release, which will certainly improve with further updates.
(+) Heartwarming family story
(+) Many interactive objects
(+) Beautiful illustrations
(+) Educationally valuable mini games
(-) Construction of the marble run is a little frustrating
(-) Beginning and end a little too abrupt
Download A Parcel of Courage
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Lite version for iOS on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
➔ App download for – Lite version for Android on Google Play
Kids app developer: Mariya Stavinskaya