Babel the King
Technology has opened new doors for story
tellers. From my hubby publishing a book on Amazon, to companies
publishing books on the iPad. The real treat to iPad books is they can
add a layer of interactivity. We are very picky about the interactive
books we review here at Family Friendly Gaming. At times it feels like
everybody and their brother has one on the market.
Babel the King is different. I mean really different. See this cat harasses clouds and gets hit by lightning. He falls a long ways and reflects upon his life. When he lands he sees a bird in a bird cage. He mistakes it for a crown. The bird wants to get away and taunts Babel. Things like you can't be a king because you have no subjects, and then he has no castle.
Ultimately Babel rises to the top, and falls down again. He gains the world, and loses everything. The bird gets away, and Babel goes off to find that voice from the sky, and new adventures. I finished the twenty pages in Babel the King, and was not really sure what the message was. I had to go through this electronic book another time for some ideas.
The interactivity of Babel the King depends on the page. Some of them have more than others. There are little animations in Babel the King for the places we press and/or pull. The age range for Babel the King is two to eight. I definitely see this working with the younger age set. The older age range is not as impressed.
The price of Babel the King is currently $4.99. That is in the price range of many books we see at store shelves. There are some cheaper, and there are some more expensive. The purchase making decision is in your hands. I enjoyed my time with Babel the King. It was rather fleeting, but I am outside of the age range. My seven year old read this book once, and has not been interested in reading it a second time. Where's My Perry? came in, and he has been obsessed with it. So maybe in a few weeks he will come back to Babel the King.
Family Friendly Factor: 80%
Publisher: Epic Agency
Rating: '4+' - 4+
Want more info on this
or the company that made this product?
Set web browser to:
Got a question, comment, or a concern regarding this review?
Email them to: