The Lion and the Mouse is just one of several story books created by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc. Each book is geared towards teaching your child reading comprehension skills, story-telling and structure, writing skills, increasing literacy, and as with this one, communicating a nice message or moral.
You Tell Me Stories brings to you the well loved story of The Lion and the Mouse. Rewritten in their own eBook version, the reader learns the lesson of how it doesn't make a difference if you are big or small, and the importance of keeping promises and taking care of your friends.
A special feature of this book and series is what is called WordWinks. As well as the main story, additional comments, questions and clarifications are added, written in red text. A parent, teacher, or the like, can use these prompts to help the child increase literacy and overall comprehension. The WordWinks feature can be turned off in the settings.
In the Retell, Record and Share mode, the child is prompted to place the story in the correct sequence. This is done by sliding 5 pictures from the book into the correct sequence. One can then record their own depiction of the story and share it with others via email. This special feature helps to develop listening and speaking skills and awareness of important details.
I have to say that I am beyond impressed with You Tell Me Stories Foundation. Their apps are beautiful, easy to navigate and and all-in-all very impressive. Each of their educational care packages are created to make the world more literate and at no cost! Should you be as impressed as I am and want to make a donation to the foundation, you can easily do so on their website: http://youtellmestories.org
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.