I know what you’re thinking–“This is a BOOK review blog!”. Yes, I review books, all kinds actually, but when Jodi Murphy asked me to review her app there was no question about whether I would do it. You see, Jodi’s son Jonathan has Aspergers Syndrome and, having physical limitations myself, I tend to have a heart for others that have limitations as well. Jodi “created GCB to give my son who has Aspergers Syndrome and others like him a voice via children’s stories we make into apps.” (Direct quote). What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome, also called Asperger’s disorder, is a type of pervasive developmental disorder which involves delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination. And, as the person gets older, their ability to communicate can actually worsen. So, in order to help raise awareness, here I am. Below you will find all of the info on the app followed by my review. If this can help just one person out there I’ll know I’ve done something good. 🙂
DESCRIPTION | The adorkable JMan and his plucky hedgehog sidekick, Mr. Redge are the unstoppable, secret superhero team who save a classmate from the poking pranks of Dr. Evil Touch! Join this quirky duo on their quest to stop a bully, make the school playground a peaceful place, and more importantly, make a new friend who likes crime fighting, capes and karate, too. Discover JMan’s hidden notebook on each page about what it’s like to be an Aspie.
ABOUT THIS APP | This INTERACTIVE storybook app is based on the real JMan, Jonathan Murphy, and his REAL LIFE adventures growing up with ASPERGER’S SYNDROME. Written by his sister, Molly Murphy, and narrated by Jonathan, the story is told by someone who sees his world from a very unique perspective. It promotes SELF-ACCEPTANCE, AWARENESS, and an UNDERSTANDING for others who are different.
You can purchase it here: iTunes * Amazon * Google Play