I am not going to lie. I was incredibly excited to be able to test a new interactive app for my Kindle from Blackfish.
Description of the book: The adorkable JMan and his plucky hedgehog sidekick, Mr. Redge are the
unstoppable, secret superhero team who save a classmate from the poking
pranks of Dr. Evil Touch! Join this quirky duo on their quest to stop a
bully, make the school playground a peaceful place, and more
importantly, make a new friend who likes crime fighting, capes and
karate, too. Discover JMan's hidden notebook on each page about what
it's like to be an Aspie.
About the app: This INTERACTIVE storybook app is based on the real
JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his REAL LIFE adventures growing up with
ASPERGER'S SYNDROME. Written by his sister, Molly Murphy, and narrated
by Jonathan, the story is told by someone who sees his world from a very
unique perspective. It promotes SELF-ACCEPTANCE, AWARENESS, and an
UNDERSTANDING for others who are different.
The description states that this is for ages 5-11, but I will say my kids younger than five really enjoyed it as well. There are tons of special features in this app, such as changing the superhero, interacting with the hedgehog, different types of narration, tons of interactive sounds and animations, and there's even something you can download to go along with it that aligns with Common Core!
I think this is a really fun, cool app. Adults will realize fairly quickly the JMan has Asperger's Syndrome. Younger kids won't catch on right away but they'll get the point - he is different, and that's okay. I like the discussions that can come from something like this. I do highly recommend this for all parents, no matter the age of your children, really.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for providing me with this free app in exchange for an honest review.