I have to say, the new Brave Storybook Deluxe app really hits the bulls-eye. Not only is it a beautiful interactive storybook, with great illustrations, background music and character voices, I think the bonus games and activities are some of the must fun I've seen in a storybook app.
There are multiple reading modes, which you can select according your child's reading level or preference: Follow Along, Read and Explore, and Record Your Own Voice.
Tap on the pictures and elements come to life in short animated sequences (i.e. the triplets pop up from behind chairs, will-o-the-wisps float around, Merida rips the tapestry, etc..). The one where Merida shoots a bullseye in the archery competition is a particularly long sequence, and it looks like it came straight from the movie.
The app has 4 activities -- coloring pages, puzzles and 2 games -- which are way more interesting than any other storybook app I've ever seen.
Temple Run: Brave, and my kids certainly play it almost as much.
I do miss being able to add a virtual bookplate (with your child's name and photo) to the home page, but it's a small loss in comparison to the increase in functionality (and fun).
At $6.99, Brave: Storybook Deluxe is more expensive than the Disney Classics Storybooks on iPad ($3.99), but with the richer functionality, it's worth the extra cost. Frankly, I'd love it if the Disney Classics were $2.99 and Brave: Storybook Deluxe were $4.99, but just as Merida learned not to mess with fate, I'm not going to mess with Disney's pricing decisions.
Disclosure: I received a free download of the app to review. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.