Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book review: Brave Rooney

Hard to believe, but we're in September and the kids are back in school! Wow! If you have a child who's nervous about making friends and fitting in at school, I have a book suggestion for you. The book is called Brave Rooney, and it's a digital book available for download. Here's a bit about the book:

Ever wonder how most superheroes learned math and spelling?  Probably because they went to Captain Majestic Memorial School, an elementary school for superheroes.  This year, an ordinary kid - Rooney - shows up at school and can't do anything super.  Somehow Rooney shows everybody what it takes to be really brave.  Written by Gerry Renert, three-time EMMY nominated kid's TV writer and winner of "Parent's Choice,"  "iParenting" and "Mom's Choice" awards, BRAVE ROONEY has over fifty interactive features and animations.   It's a great way to build children’s self esteem while helping them with the ever-present challenge of “fitting in.”
Features:  Over 50 inter-activities or animations;  Narrated by the author;  Text is highlighted as it is read;  Physics simulations in some scenes
My kids loved listening to the book and finding all the hidden activities and animations.  Personally, I thought the story was very cute, with a nice message of being proud of who you are and what you can do, even if your abilities are different from those around you.

Through tomorrow (September 9th), you can download this book at the iTunes app store for a sale price of 99 cents. After tomorrow, the prices goes up to $2.99 (which the book is still definitely worth). 

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.