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Bob the Builder Debuts on the iPad

Bob logo

We were quite surprised to find that Bob the Builder wasn't already on the iPad, he seems ubiquitous in a Parent's world.

He has made his debut now though in Bob the Builder: Muck's Train to Trouble app for kids developed by Big Play Studios for HIT Entertainment.

Here's their video trailer:

As you can see from the video above, the main activity is the narrated story based around building a Dinosaur Fun Park.

It is a very colourful affair, with each page of the story having some nice CGI animated scenes and interactive elements to keep the kids interested. For young readers, and those learning to read, the words are highlighted as they are read.

The voices are well done too and there are specific UK and US versions, so the localised version should be very familiar if your kids are Bob fans. The iPad even makes a special appearance in the story!

Bob uses his iPad to set out his plan

The bit we especially liked though is when the kids could get creative in the painting section, including the brilliant 'magic paint' which colours the picture in as it was intended. There's also a few video clips from the same story which were popular here. 

Using the 'Magic Paintbrush'

There is a hide and seek game based on the Dinosaur park, but that's all for games and it didn't really keep our kids entertained for very long. A few more game activities would definitely be welcome.

For $2.99 / £1.99 though, young Bob fans will be delighted with this app and there is easily enough fun and interaction to provide value for money.

App Store Link: Bob the Builder: Muck's Train to Trouble

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