Elfishki and the Giant Cake

Karla Andrew

This article, entitled Elfishki and the Giant Cake comes from Karla Andrew and partner site Tech Ed 4 Kids

Once upon a time, on the beautiful Rainbow Island in the middle of the Sparkling Sea lived magical little people called Elfishki.
Some of them could fly like butterflies and some could swim like mermaids. They shared the island with animals who could speak and trees who did not talk, but understood everything. All in all, this was a place where miracles happened every day.

Elfizz was an owner of a gloomy restaurant named Chest of Ghosts where the staff was eager to please ghosts. On the opposite side of the square was a bakery, Gingerbread Nook, run by a pretty plump Elfishki lady called Maggie. The two were at odds with each other until one day they had to work side by side…

My youngest loved this. He is a little young to read the pages yet, but enjoyed the games that went with. The player can design their own cake which can then be photographed and sent through social media or emailed to their friends. Besides normal cake toppings, kids can add creepy-crawlies and other fun things! Check out the snails and bats!

I could definitely see this becoming a cartoon on PBS sometime in the future.

I remember my oldest playing the Living Books (15 years ago) and loving them and this is comparable, with brighter graphics and very portable. I can see taking this app along to turn a long car ride or a wait in the doctor’s office into an educational opportunity.

Elfishki and the Giant Cake is currently $2.99 for iPad. There are several others by this developer also that are also worth checking out. Visit their website for more information.

For a cute video of the app check out: Elfishki and the Giant Cake iPad Book for Kids.

I am a SAHM/WAHM of three boys ranging in age from 3 to 18. We are working on saving enough for college at the same time as affording diapers. I author a few blogs, including http://teched4kids.com. I currently teach computer information technology classes for the local university and have in the past taught workshops for kid's in technology education besides being the Kentucky State FIRST LEGO League Championship Coordinator from 2005 to 2008.

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