Rating Animals - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 2+
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About Animals

Animals, from Papoo Games, is an interactive picture book with illustrations, pictures, and sounds drawn from five different worlds. The app has been carefully designed with engaging illustration of various different animals, followed by a selection of real life photographs of the animals in their natural environment. The app does not include any words or speaking and is designed to work internationally, with guidance from parents or carers to take their children through the journey.

Animals Review

Animals is an app that is easily downloaded and allows you quickly into the heart of the program. The developers describe it as a ‘game’ but I would suggest this is a loose definition and it can be more accurately described as an interactive application that is both informative and engaging. Once downloaded, the child does not need Wi-Fi access to utilize the app; this makes it particularly useful for car journeys or usage outside the house.
The screen layout is incredibly intuitive, with a set of five icons to the left of a portrait. Each icon links to the main screen, with a further six icons. The menu icons represent five different environments where animals can be found. The main screen icons represent five typically found animals within each environment selected. Each icon illustration is cartoony and characterful, which enhances the users desire to click on them to discover more. When the child clicks on each illustration, a high quality picture appears that represents the illustrated animal, with an accompanying sound. The child can then click on the illustration to return to the environment screen and either click on the same icon or choose another animal from the environment. When the child has explored all six of the animals within the environment they can move onto the next four environment sets.
The five environment illustrations include; the home, the farm, hot climates i.e. Africa, cold climates i.e. the Arctic and finally birds. Each illustrated icon of the animal is very well drawn and they are all smiling – including the crocodile, so be warned! Each picture has been carefully chosen to demonstrate the rich diversity of animals and the habitat within which they live. The inclusion of sounds enhances the user experience and is also educational at the same time, for example, can you imitate the sound of a giraffe?
A useful addition to the program is the discrete use of a screen timeout, which for any concerned parent or carer is worthwhile. The app will timeout after eight minutes and is neatly illustrated with four circular blue icons which fade out at time intervals. When the fourth circle is faded; ‘the app goes quietly to sleep accompanied by our sweet ending music, inviting your child to stop looking at the screen’.
The developers have put together a crisp and sharp website that informs us of the developer team and a selection of other programs available in their portfolio. They also have links out to a Facebook page, Twitter account, LinkedIn and Instagram, so the buyer has plenty of outlets to get a feel for the mission and purpose of the development team.
Overall the app is very good and the development team has put together an engaging and educational app.

App Details



Android, iPad, iPhone



Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Papoo Games

Download Animals

You can download Animals on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Animals app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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