Terrific app for early readers! It's a very strong story with unobtrusive but engaging graphics. The ability to have the story read out loud works well. The bonus game at the end is a lovely touch: hope to see more in the future? It works well as a shared experience as well, as the best children's books always have done. Great work, guys!
5/5 - Immy Christy
Meet Max - a dog with a dream. Max desperately wants to be clever and he thinks that the only way to achieve that goal is to go to school – but it doesn’t work out for him. Just as his self-esteem is at its lowest point, an opportunity arises for Max to demonstrate his intelligence and resourcefulness. He discovers that there are “many different ways to be clever”. “Clever Max” will delight readers of all ages.
Features include: • Captivating illustrations • Professional audio narration • “Read-to-me” option (with highlighting of words for early emergent readers) • “Read-it-myself” option for older children • “Pick-a-page” facility to navigate through the app • Delightful sound effects and background track (volume control available) • Interactive game - “Getting Ready for School”, designed to foster school-readiness
Written by Judy Hallewell Narrated by Chris Dabbs Illustrations by Biboo Family Studio
REVIEW “The message is beautifully expressed and the images bring the story to life. This will be perfect for those little ones in primary school who don’t always hit the mark and will hopefully reinforce what we are always saying to our young people …. random acts of kindness and love are what count in our real world.” Lesley Maher, Head of the Centre for Learning Enrichment, St Joseph’s College, Sydney, Australia