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The Chicken & the Egg HD

May 20, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

An adorable chick finds her own egg ...

This absolutely adorable storybook app by Allan Plenderleith stars a cute little chicken who cannot seem to lay her very own egg like all the other chickens on the farm. When a stone rolls into her nest after a hard rain, everything changes. Told with well paced narration and exceptionally polished animation and interactivity, this simple story will enchant the youngest readers and anyone young at heart.  

As a digital app this title is very solidly made, although it's a bit sparse on settings. There is no way to turn off the narration for a 'read myself' mode, for instance (other than muting the device), no option for highlighting and not even a page guide to pick a favorite scene among the 40 pages. This is forgivable in such a lovely app, however parents may be less forgiving of the active links on the cover page to social media, the web and app store.

If the links that leave the app were removed and a few settings added, this would be a 5-Star review because the storytelling itself is as good as it gets. This is one of those books that children and adults will enjoy reading over and over. The storyline and artwork are pitch perfect, with an ending that will surprise and delight.

Highly Recommended!

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The Chicken & the Egg HD

May 20, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Allan Plenderleith

Allan Plenderleith

Length (time):
4 - 6 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 8 +


Length (pages):
40 Pages


Story Synopsis - The Chicken & the Egg HD

This app tells the story of Flo, a little chicken who wants nothing more than to lay an egg, but nothing she tries works. But one night, a little rain changes everything ...


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Home, Links to: Twitter, Facebook, Web, AppStore

App Release Date:


Size: 22.3 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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The Chicken and the Egg by Allan Plenderleith is the beautiful and touching fully-interactive storybook about a little chicken called Flo who just can't lay an egg. One rainy night changes everything...

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