My Friend Barlow ebook App Review

By:  Karen Del Ben

A.K.A. Canadian Coupon Chick


The ‘My Friend Barlow ebook’ is a cute fun story that captures a child’s imagination and keeps them entertained throughout the adorable moving animation.

I have worked with special needs children in the school system for almost 10 years and I can attest to the fact that this e-book app is perfect for children learning to read.  Along with my professional experience I have also seen my own child be captivated by the story as well.

There are interactive options that assist early readers in learning how to use technology including a “Read to Me” feature where children have the story read to them or the “Read by Myself” feature where children can read the words by themselves. 


A great feature of this ebook app is that when the child is reading along with the book, the words light up as the book is read to them.  This allows for your child to follow along independently as the book is being read.


Barlow the Dog show’s children all the wonderful things he can do, it also encourages children to see how much they have accomplished in their own lives.  Barlow is a cute lovable role model that I feel each child should experience sometime in their day.  I thoroughly recommend this book as a must have for your ipad.  Your children will be entertained and will also experience some amazing early reading strategies as they watch Barlow share his own experiences.