It was the Paris setting that persuaded me to review my first-ever book app.
Crêpes by Suzette is a book app that was developed from
the children's picture book of the same name written by Monica Wellington.
Although the book itself is now out of print,
I was, happily, able to find a copy of the actual book at my public library.
It was a taste test.
I read the real book first.
Then I went through the book app.
And the result?
I loved the real book.
But...oh, I hate to admit this...I loved the app, too
Here are the things I loved about the book and the app:
1. Both the book and the app have the crêpe recipe.
2. On the app, you can read the story to yourself or it will read the story to you.
3. On the app, the story can be translated into French, Spanish, German, Japanese, and Italian.
4. On the app, there are wonderful French music and French sounds in the background. (The author said she collected these in Paris on her digital recorder.)
5. On the app and in the book, there is a map of Paris with all the stops highlighted in the story.
6. On the app, there is a crêpe maker's demo video.
7. On the app, there is a crêpe cooking lesson.
8. In the book, it is explained that Suzette's customers in the story are based on figures from famous paintings and sculptures by French artists.
9. In the book, there is a glossary of French words used in the story.
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