Kids love to hear stories, especially before they’re going to bed. In the past, we have reviewed a handful of cute bedtime stories suitable for kids ages three and up. Today, I will add Senda and the Glutton Dragon to this collection. It’s a story about a young girl who went on an adventure to save a princess from being eaten by a dragon.
Prepare the Perfect Meal to Save the Princess
Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, lived a prince and a princess peacefully among their people. But the same kingdom was also home to a dragon who only wanted to eat candy everyday. One day, the Dragon mistook the Princess for a candy. He took her to his cave on the mountaintop.
When the King and the Queen heard about what had happened, they were heartbroken. The Prince and Senda promised to save the Princess. They went to the Dragon’s cave and stopped the Dragon from cooking the Princess alive.
To persuade the Dragon to let the Princess go, the Prince offered to cook a delicious meal instead. The hungry Dragon gave the Prince and Senda the chance to prepare him the meal. They decided to prepare a meal of potatoes, peas, and carrots.
Will the candy-loving Dragon like the meal prepared by the Prince and Senda? Will they be able to save the princess?
Parents Need to Know
Senda and the Glutton Dragon is suitable for early readers ages three and up as the story is quite simple. If you turn on the narration, you will see the text highlighted as the narrator reads the story. The app supports text and narration in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
If you read along with your kids, you can help them understand why eating too many sweets is not very healthy. You can also comment on whether the Prince and Senda were making the healthy choice by preparing a meal of potatoes, peas, and carrots. The storyline should help you to start a discussion over which food are good for the kids.
Things I Like
Senda and the Glutton Dragon includes 14 beautiful illustrations. Every page has some level of interactivity, and tapping on some of the objects will trigger animations. The app will also reward kids with a star for interacting with the objects. Kids will want to tap on everything and find as many hidden stars as they can.
I really like how the app shows Senda as a young girl who not only listened to the story but also became a part of it. It shows that imagining yourself as a character inside the story can be a great way to understand it.
Senda and the Glutton Dragon is a great bedtime story for kids ages three up. It encourages kids to imagine themselves as characters of the story, and suggests them to eat healthy meals too. I’m sure many kids would feel happy going to bed knowing they’ve successfully saved a princess from a dragon.
App was provided for our honest review.