The Treehouse Express by ZuzusTheCat is a activity/story book app. In the version that I reviewed only one story and one activity is available. But it seems that a second activity and a second story book are in the works (icons appear for both in the app).

The story book is about pirates stealing from each other (with an important lesson in the end). The illustrations (paintings) are quirky and beautiful. I loved the story, and the illustrations. The book is read out loud by a human voice and many of the pages have interactive items. I wish that all pages had interactive items, because my kids spent significant amount of time clicking on pages with none. I also didn’t like how the pages are turned. My daughter flipped the pages by accident on may occasions. The text is also not highlighted as the story is read.

The activity consists of three illustrated characters with swappable parts. All three of my kids loved this activity. I loved hearing their laughter as they swapped a girl arm for a bear arm.

The app is free. Even with all the little faults that I found, my children really enjoyed it. I even heard them laugh. An educational app that makes all three of my kids laugh out loud gets a 5 star rating every time.

The app is available in the Apple App store for Free. I couldn’t find an Android version. Works offline. No in app ads or store that I could find. I reviewed it (as prompted by the publisher) on my full size iPad.

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