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Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper on the iPad

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AryaUnderfoot Tue 02-Apr-13 21:03:11

Has anyone actually bought this?

I saw it and initially thought it looked great. DS loved the books (God only knows why) and I thought they may be useful for DD who's just turned 3.

I thought it was quite a bargain at £14.99.

Then I realised I'd read the price wrong and it's actually £149.99! Does anyone actually pay that much for apps?

Methinks it's somewhat overpriced.........

I think we'll stick with 'sticker dolly dressing'....

Iwaswatchingthat Tue 02-Apr-13 21:05:45

Oooooh I love sticker dolly dressing. Yep stick with that!

plusonemore Tue 02-Apr-13 21:06:59

go to you can read biff chip books online plus loads others for free!

SavoyCabbage Tue 02-Apr-13 21:07:55

I love sticker dolly dressing too. There is a good ladybird book app. The narrator is hilarious, especially on Puss in Boots. And you can record your own version.

Periwinkle007 Tue 02-Apr-13 21:08:59

sticker dolly dressing is great!

I suppose perhaps people living abroad might buy it so that they can get their child reading in English?

I would just read them online on their website if you want to, they have a few each level

AryaUnderfoot Tue 02-Apr-13 21:11:36

Is that MeBooks savoycabbage? We have got that one. I remember those illustrations from my childhood - Rumplestiltskin always terrified me!

plusonemore I heard about the app from the oxfordowl website! I just need to find a reliable web browser app that works with flash content.

simpson Tue 02-Apr-13 21:49:24

Last year I found a few big cat Collins books free in the app store (iPad) it might be worth seeing if they are still available.

Will second the Oxford owl website (if you are using an iPad you need to down load puffin browser to get it to work).

simpson Tue 02-Apr-13 21:50:27

You can get a free trial of puffin (4 weeks) to see if you like it before buying at £1.99.

SavoyCabbage Tue 02-Apr-13 22:03:08

Yes, it is mebooks. With the 'proper' Cinderella with three dresses.

EmmaGellerGreen Tue 02-Apr-13 23:44:25

DS bought the whole set before Dh got the security settings done! He loves them and they have helped him a lot. Whether £150 worth of help I'm not sure.

BordersMummy Tue 02-Apr-13 23:59:50

That sounds outrageous. We bought the whole set of books for about 20 quid on book people.

shebird Wed 03-Apr-13 20:34:18

The Oxford owl website is great, plenty of free ebooks for all reading levels and great for the holidays and when DD forgets to change her reading book at school.

PoppyWearer Wed 03-Apr-13 20:35:34

£149! shock

iclaudius Wed 03-Apr-13 20:38:39

Borders!!! That's ridiculously cheap! I bought the whole reading scheme over a number of years and have spent an AWFUL lot more than 149 I must say

Sounds good value to me but I prefer books to be books especially for weans

BordersMummy Wed 03-Apr-13 21:38:04

Not the whole scheme, in fairness - but here's what we got (£15): Levels one to three

simpson Wed 03-Apr-13 23:30:15

The book people also have levels 4-6 for the same price I think...

iclaudius Wed 03-Apr-13 23:52:42

Phew !! They are not the core stories ( trunk) I have hundreds of the buggers but worth every penny - I think I stop about level 10-11

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