“Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!” lets you create your own Pigeon stories with your pal, Mo Willems. Just follow as the Bus Driver asks you for your ideas—then shake the Pigeon. Your story is ready! Sit back and enjoy the show. Once you’re finished, try it again…and again. You can make as many silly stories as you want.We're big fans of the Pigeon books, so Ethan was really excited to see this app on my iPod, and he's been playing it often. The app is primarily a storytelling app, with three modes called Egg, Chick or Big Pigeon. Since Ethan is a non-reader, he has been mostly playing with the Egg mode, which doesn't require any user input, it just tells a Pigeon story. The story does change each time you play, which is fun and has been keeping Ethan entertained. In Chick mode, you can personalize the story by choosing from a series of options on the screen, and in Big Pigeon mode, you actually record your voice answering a series of questions, and those answers are then put into the story.
This fully animated app includes hilarious shake-and-play technology, customized voice integration, and other exciting interactive features. Plus, you can draw the Pigeon with Mo!
Starring appearance by the Pigeon, voiced by Mo Willems!
Also starring YOU! Record your own voice as part of the story.
Pigeon-drawing tutorial with Mo!
Personalized vault for six of your favorite Big Pigeon stories!
EVEN MORE COOL FEATURES!
Three unique storytelling modes!
Pigeon-y sound effects and music!
There is also a drawing mode on this app, where you can either free draw or follow along in a "Draw the Pigeon" lesson. Ethan's a big fan of drawing on the iPod, so he's also been having a great time with this feature.
All in all, my family has been having a great time with "Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!". If your kids love the Pigeon stories, definitely check it out!
Disclosure: I received this app to review for myself, thanks to Disney Publishing and the Family Review Network. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.