Zip-Zip’s 1st Vacation by Gregory Roumanis

Zip-Zip’s 1st Vacation by Gregory Roumanis is a narrated story book for the Blackberry. Since most request we get here are to review iOS apps, I like receiving request for other platform (not that I dislike iOS apps).

I found it awkward that you had to click on an icon per page to have it narrated (usually the words are read as you flip the page). I also prefer if the words are highlighted as they are read (or at least the option to be able to do so). I have gone through the story a couple of times, and I am not sure why the bully gave up being a bully. Did he suddenly had a change of heart? The book is a great introduction to the topic of bullying for your young children. The book also has facts related to the insects in the story (a nice extra) with a link to the animal’s Wikipedia page.

Overall, a good story book for the Blackberry. Nice illustrations and sound effects. No in-app ads or in-app store. I look forward to other installments. I tested it (prompted by the publisher) on my Blackberry tablet. Available in the Blackberry Appworld for .99.

3 thoughts on “Zip-Zip’s 1st Vacation by Gregory Roumanis

  1. We only have iPads and iPhones but this looks like a nice enough app. It seems odd that it doesn’t give you the option to highlight the words as they are read. That small action alone improves sight word recognition remarkably among early readers.

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