Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree Review

Orphs of the Woodlands Review

Do your children love reading adventures? If so they will love Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree by Star Toaster. This reading app is geared for kids 7 and up. This is a chapter book and so much more.


Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree incorporates not only reading comprehension, but vocabulary and other fun subjects into your child’s learning. It is a 122 pages long. It does have very cute graphics throughout the chapters. When I said it incorporated other subjects I meant it. There are 75 lessons on math, science, grammar, vocabulary, thinking skills, and the arts.

This story is an adventure story. A dam had broke and flooded the woodlands and the flying squirrel slept right through it in the tree fort. He ended up saving his friend Hattah who is a hedge hodge. They stayed in the tree fort. Abba would go to the next town and do jobs to earn supplies for the things that they needed. He also would check to see if they found his father. Along his journey he had made some new friends as well. A mouse named Stots came to live in the tree fort with them. Along their way they rescued some baby orphs. All of them help to take care of the baby orphs. I can’t tell you what the ending is as we haven’t finished it. We are almost finished with this!

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You read the chapter and then you check to see if there are any jobs to complete. The neat thing is that their is a little review or maybe even an introduction to what you will be doing. For example, you might read some facts about one of the critters and the job will ask you a question about what you have learned. You might review the vocabulary words before the job. You might watch a little video before you complete the job. Some of the answers that you have to read will make you laugh as they are obviously not the correct ones. I had heard my daughter giggle several times while doing her jobs.

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When you complete the jobs you earn stars. The stars you earn will by supplies that they might need in their adventure. Some of the supplies was food and blankets for the baby orphs.

The app is really easy to use. In the book it stays on the same page you ended with. So you will never lose your place. You can maneuver through the app very easily so there is no frustrations involved. There are no ads in the app.


I used this app with my daughter 3 – 4 days per week. We read 1 – 2 chapters a day. We mostly read 2 chapters a day, but there were days my daughter was a little over loaded and it’s not because of the app. It’s because we had already been doing homework and she had gotten frustrated with other subjects she was working on. Those were the days we did one chapter. Her and I would take turns reading a page.


I thought the graphics and animations through out the book were adorable. My daughter would see some of them and say “oh that is so cute”. She was fully engaged in her reading. Now while you are reading you will notice blue hyper links. The blue hyper links are mostly vocabulary words. Sometimes it was a video. For example: One of the videos was about different pulleys. While we were watching it I heard her say, oh that is how they work. So she was really interested in it. You might find some info about the critters in the story. You might also find out different types off grammar such as nouns and similes.

There wasn’t a link that my daughter didn’t click. What I liked about the vocabulary words was the fact that it gave the definition and it also gave synonyms. There were some words she didn’t know and there were words that she knew. I loved the fact that she wanted to soak up learning by clicking on every link.

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There were times I had heard her giggle. That was during her jobs and sometimes during the story. The story also led to some discussions and guessing what would happen next. She was totally engaged in the app.


I asked her if she liked it and she said she loved it. Her favorite part of the story was when they saved the baby orphs and they continued to take care of them. It was a learning experience for them.

This app is so much more then just reading and comprehension. It added in other subjects and just made learning fun for the kids. I really enjoyed reading it with my daughter and just watching her blossom and learn.

We are looking forward to the next story!

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2 Responses to “Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree Review”

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    Star Toaster says:

    Thank you for your wonderful review of “Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree”. We appreciated your review of our online program and have thoroughly enjoyed what you wrote about our app as well. Really liked the photograph of your daughter using the app. Please let her know that we appreciated her help, too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about “orphs” with your readers!
    Your friends!
    The Star Toaster Team
    P.S. Your blog was fun to read!

    admin Reply:

    Thank you 🙂 We are looking forward to the release of the next story on the app.

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