This is what they say
"Axel's Chain Reaction "mesmerized every group of students we shared it with. It delightfully conveys a powerful and poignant message to the youth of today – don’t give up! (...) Teachers are going to love sharing this app time after time, and so will parents.(...) This app has more than character education going for it, there are many opportunities for children to participate in a variety of educational processes throughout the story, as well as extension activities at the end that provide hands-on projects for kids to build. Creativity is celebrated, science is explored (...) and a non-fiction component gives an overview of several kinetic artists' works, including a video."
Teachers With Apps, November 24, 2013. - See more at: http://teacherswithapps.com/app_reviews-axels-chain-reaction/
""Within the story itself, readers help Axel along his adventures as he creates his own kinetic masterpieces (from helping him unglue his fingers to helping him design his creations). Actions and movements required go beyond the simple click and drag – requiring users to use a variety of fine motor movements (finger-to-thumb opposition, bilateral coordination, wrist rotation, etc – an OT’s dream.) My testers enjoyed reading and watching the story over and over. It opened up conversations with my older students about accepting other’s differences and recognizing that everyone has something special to offer. It also was reassuring to some of my students like Axel – helping them see that everyone has a special talent to share. My youngest students loved activating the sparkling hint buttons and watching the moving kinetic art – I have to admit, I was mesmerized by the rhythm and pattern too.""
The iMums, November 26, 2013 - See more at: http://www.theimum.com/2013/11/axels-chain-reaction-by-allison-pomenta-and-cubic-jigsaw-review/
"The story really is sweet, and the graphics are great. The interactions interspersed throughout the pages are creative and unique. Some of them are actually required to make the story advance, and all of them are cued by a sparkly green prompt. There are some great extension activities included in the app, too (...) Overall, the story is absolutely wonderful for kids like Axel (…) Reading a book with such a positive spin on Axel, as well as learning about chain reactions, provides encouragement for kids to keep trying, even when it gets hard."
Heather H., Smart Apps for Kids, October 1, 2013
"First and foremost, it’s a great story, nicely written(...) with most of the features I look for in a good book app – the artwork is delightful, the music is fun and very much in keeping with the content, the extras add a lot to the app and the narration is sharp and well done. (...) I particularly appreciate that art is a big focus of this app (...) but because the story demonstrates the transformative power of art – it can turn challenges into strengths, provide a means of expression for those who can’t always express themselves verbally and create community, understanding and common ground among people who otherwise find it hard to communicate with each other."
Deanne Shoyer, Small But Kinda Mighty, and The Appy Ladies. - See more at: http://theappyladies.com/axels-chain-reaction