Are you Brave? Take the Merida Challenge

Merida_frontpageWhen I took my boys to see Brave one sunny Saturday morning, my younger boy, then 4 years old, sat still and couldn’t take his eyes off the screen. Anyone with 4-year-old experience knows that’s a 5 star review. My older boy talked about the movie for days which is also high praise.

My husband and I enjoyed the film, too, everything from the spectacular animation, to the music, to the sweet Scots accents, to the strong female princess, Merida. So we were pleased when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Brave an Oscar® for Best Animated Feature Film.

Now there is a new way to enjoy Brave-with the Brave: Storybook Deluxe App.

It is designed for children 5 and up and features beautiful artwork, animation, music, character voices, games and a narrated read-along story. When I asked my boys what they liked about the app, my younger boy said it just like this, “Ev-er-y-thing!”

You have to see it to appreciate it, so if you’d like a sneak peek, check out the gallery below.

For other Brave related Disney apps see also:  Your Fate Lives Within You. The Brave Interactive Comic App

  • Follow Along 1 of 15
    Follow Along
    From first page to last, follow along with the highlighted text as the narrator reads the story. This is a great feature for newer readers and excellent practice for the more advanced. Readers can touch the book icon at the top of each page to view the scenes page.
  • Extras 2 of 15
    Special animation, video clips, or artwork appears between each page.
  • Record Your Own Voice 3 of 15
    Record Your Own Voice
    In Read and Explore mode, at the bottom left of each page there is a microphone icon. Clicking it allows you or your child to read and record the story. The next time you listen to the story the recording takes the place of the narrator. You can turn this feature on or off in the settings menu under My Narration.
  • Archer’s Quest 4 of 15
    Archer's Quest
    Archer´s Quest is a scavenger hunt embedded in the storybook pages. Hidden arrows give players special powers when playing the in-app game called Merida's Challenge.
  • Play Merida’s Challenge 5 of 15
    Play Merida's Challenge
    In Merida´s Challenge...
  • Hidden Arrows 6 of 15
    Hidden Arrows hidden arrows throughout the story to use in the Challenge.
  • Sure Shot 7 of 15
    Sure Shot
    Experience what it's like to shoot arrows at targets from the back of a galloping horse, ...
  • Unlock Surprises 8 of 15
    Unlock Surprises
    ...and unlock surprises after hitting a certain number of targets.
  • Puzzles 9 of 15
    Love solving puzzles? Just click on the one you want.
  • Coloring 10 of 15
    Or choose a character and color away.
  • Your Masterpiece 11 of 15
    Your Masterpiece
    Send your masterpiece to your photo library or email it.
  • Fergus and Friends 12 of 15
    Fergus and Friends
    And, of course, there is detailed....
  • Merida and Elinor 13 of 15
    Merida and Elinor
  • The Triplets 14 of 15
    The Triplets
    ...and entertaining artwork throughout the storybook.
  • Hit the Bullseye with the Kiddies 15 of 15
    Hit the Bullseye with the Kiddies
    You can purchase the Brave: Storybook Deluxe app in the Apple App Store for $6.99 . It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th generations), and iPad. It requires iOS 4.0 or later.

    For other Brave related Disney apps see also: Your Fate Lives Within You. The Brave Interactive Comic App.

    Have fun!

Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar


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Article Posted 4 years Ago

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