Version Reviewed: 1.2
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Mostly a kid's interactive storybook app with some fun recipes thrown in, Henri Le Worm is a great app for families who want to learn more about the importance of eating well.
Cute right from the outset, it tells the story of Henri Le Worm: a chef who is trying to win a cooking competition that's going on between him and the other garden creatures. Unfortunately Lumpy the Maggot steals his beloved cookbook, damaging his chances of winning. It's a cute story - one that won't take too long to finish but kids will still be keen to read again. Narrated by Simon Pegg, it's the kind of thing that will draw adults in too, ensuring they won't be bored by the happenings within.
Subtly, the app teaches kids various valuable lessons; such as the importance of breakfast and even how to cook. With a mixture of storytelling that's easily followed as well as interactive moments such as cracking eggs and tossing pancakes, it's really quite educational as well as sweet.
Alongside the story component, there's a recipes section courtesy of Raymond Blanc. It divides recipes up according to what parts the child can get involved with, and what requires an adult's help. While it could have done with more photos, and sometimes feels like an afterthought, it should still intrigue kids previously interested in getting more involved in cookery.
As an evolution to the traditional storybook, Henri Le Worm does the job well. It's charming and well-made, offering enough content to entertain without feeling excessively long. Plus, it has the added benefit of being educational in a way that doesn't feel too obvious or pious. Just what any family could ask for from such an app.