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Monster Truck Doodle

Monster Truck Doodle

Fall 2014 Mobile Apps
Ages: 4 & Up
Developer: Shoe the Goose
Download Price: $0.99
Platform: iPad
Review:

Monster Truck Doodle opens with images of five monster trucks; a modified VW bug, a modified VW bus, a pick-up truck, an SUV and a sports car. Players first select a truck (yes, we know these are not all trucks) and then start the building and customizing process. Stretch or shrink the body, choose the engine, suspension and then tires. Our testers' eyes widened as they inflated the tires even larger than the truck body. Paint and add decals and the truck is ready to hit the country road. The vehicle's forward motion is controlled by an arrow button on the bottom right of the screen. A stop icon is located on the bottom left. As the truck goes flying over hill and dale, the driver can work to avoid - or smash into pieces of fruit. For the fruit-stained, the next stop is the truck wash. Players use a sponge, hose and brush to clean up the mess, repaint and get back to the business of monster trucks.

Kristin Harris   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at iArt4kidz.com.

Look for this product at:
Shoe the Goose
http://www.shoethegoose.com
Available on iTunes

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