Parents' Choice Awards
Posted by Tom on Mar 30, 2012
The Parents’ Choice Awards are the oldest nonprofit program created to recognise quality children’s media in the USA. There are several tiered award levels, and the criteria for the gold award are “the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others.”
Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs received the awards in the Mobile Apps category.
Claire S. Green, President of Parents’ Choice Foundation, judging The Three Little Pigs, said:
“Oh that Nosy Crow! They’ve gone and recreated the Three Little Pigs as you’ve not seen them before. Each piglet has more personality than ever; Mom and Dad can’t wait for their nest to be empty, the eldest boy is a nervous wreck, the girl appears worried but holds her pocketbook like the queen, and the youngest can’t wait to get started on his adventure … Charming to the core.”
Emily Crawford, judging Cinderella, said:
“This interactive edition of the traditional fairy-godmother version of Cinderella is irresistibly cute. Most children who approach the game will already know the story, but this will in no way limit their delight at seeing the story play out with child-like protagonists and characters that respond to prodding with flips, giggles, retorts, or expressions of the characters’ own delights and sorrows … The animation is skillful and artistic, more visually appealing than many of the print versions of the story … The price of the application is higher than most children’s apps, but it is comparable to that of a paperback picture book and lower than many e-books. The humor and style will appeal to adults and children alike, making this purchase entirely worthwhile.
…And she also added the following wonderful note to her review:
“My 6-year-old daughter could hardly wait to return to this book night after night. I never tired of the app myself, and even my 12-year-old daughter and my 10-year-old son clamored for turns playing. This was by far a runaway hit!”
So, thank you, Parents’ Choice – we hope we’ll continue making apps that meet the same high standards!