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Mini Fish Tale

May 24, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Happiness can often be granted with a simple act ...

A Mini Fish Tale is a story about a little girl who receives two beautiful fish for her 10th birthday. One of the fish becomes ill and dies, however, making the other fish (and the girl) very sad. In this beautifully illustrated and lyrical tale, the little girl finds a way to make her fish happy again.

Young readers will enjoy this short but satisfying tale about having a pet and knowing when to set it free. The gorgeous illustrations and subtle pacing of this story make up for its lack of enhancement. There are no aninimated or interactive elements in the storybook, but none are really needed. The expressive and richly colored illustrations do more than enough storytelling without additional enhancements.

There are two simple but nicely made extras included, with three painting pages based on images within the story and three simple puzzles. After completing each puzzle, fun facts are presented by the narrator about each kind of sea life (turtles, fish, and jellyfish).

Overall, this app is solidly made with nice settings that include a page guide and the ability to read with or without narration (which highlights as spoken). The narrator has an accent that sounds like a native English speaker from India, perhaps, but it is lovely and articulate. This timeless story with breathtaking artwork is sure to please both young readers and their parents. Recommended.

Note to readers: This review was expedited by the developer for a fee. The review's content is the same, but timing of publication has been prioritized.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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Mini Fish Tale

May 24, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Debasmita Dasgupta

Choudhury Sarada Nanda

Length (time):
2 - 3 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
16 Pages


Story Synopsis - Mini Fish Tale

It's Mini's 10th Birthday. Her father gives her two little fish that she calls Nivea & Mirinda. The little girl is very happy with her present, watching the colorful fish in the tank. But soon Nivea is sick and dies. Mirinda is lonely ... and sad as a result. Mini is upset, wanting to make Mirinda happy again. Soon she has an idea. Mini sets Mirinda free in a small stream. Now both Mini and Miranda are happy.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, Paint/Puzzle

App Release Date:


Size: 25.47 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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