CLEOPATRA FOR KIDS
CONCEPT: The latest interactive book focusing on an historical figure from Quelle Histoire.
DELIVERY: This new offering from excellent historical app developers Quelle Histoire tracks the life and times of the infamous Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra. Much like its predecessors, the quality is very high and the unique artwork stands out. The iPad can also be tilted to allow the reader to look around the scene a little more. The tale is split into chronological chapters as Cleopatra turns from a young girl into the most powerful woman Egypt has ever known. Each section is narrated and the text can be accessed alongside the speech to allow various levels of reader to access the information successfully.
Along the way, the usual mix of mini games and historical maps complement the narrative. The collectible trading cards also return and offer a great incentive to complete the mini games with care and precision. The challenges on offer include a puzzle, a maze, a spot the difference and more. All are simple enough not to frustrate young readers and support the content of the chapter.
LIMITATIONS: None really though there have been no major steps forwards in the delivery since the last Quelle Histoire app.
CONCLUSION: More of the same from Quelle Histoire but when the formula works this well, why change it? Another great ebook app to bring history alive. 4/5
Learning about the history of Cleopatra
Learning about he geography of ancient Egypt.