If they had to choose, most people would probably aspire to be the fairest of them all. But the main character in the book app Who is the Ugliest of All? is not your average person.
As she dons her stained dress (which she admits to not have washed since last November), the unnamed girl muses how there is a pressure to look good. All the while, she makes a series of questionable fashion choices.
Not only does she wear mismatched socks, she also puts on two different shoes. She tints her brows with a magic marker and wears a raven’s nest in her hair. She then looks into the mirror and deems herself the ugliest of all.
Written by Joshua and Donna Wilson, Who is the Ugliest of All is an original, Halloween-themed story that will delight young readers. Like the duo’s previous work, the app is full of witty rhymes and vibrant illustrations. It also has plenty of fun interactions — tap a mouse to see it scurry across the page, for example, or drag a powder puff to apply powder to the character’s face.
What’s best about the story is how it keeps you guessing. With every page turn, you’re piecing together the girl’s reasons for doing what she does. But, they’re never really made clear until you reach the last page. If you’re curious, here’s a hint: the story ends happily! There’s no sad or scary stuff to scare the readers.
In addition to having great content, the app is easy to navigate. Simply tap the top right corner to go forward and the top left corner to go backward. For beginning or non-readers, the app includes audio narration that you can activate by tapping the words on each page.
Like all good apps, Who is the Ugliest of All? contains no third-party advertising and no in-app purchases. Plus, you don’t need an Internet connection to read the story.
Quirky and creative, Who is the Ugliest of All? is sure to enchant your children this Halloween (and all year round). This cleverly crafted tale is chockfull of witty rhymes, vibrant illustrations, and fun interactions that engage readers from start to finish. Great for ages 3+.
App was provided for our honest review.
About The Happy Dandelion
Located in New York City, The Happy Dandelion was founded in 2013 by Donna and Joshua Wilson. They conceive, create, write, illustrate and produce their own content with a passionate commitment to make engaging products that entertain children of all ages.
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