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Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop
Rating: four and a half stars
The Bottom Line
This title lets kids design and print loads of fun projects starring Freddi Fish, Luther, and friends. In addition to design-and-print projects, fun activities are included to keep children happy. Very well done!
Award of Excellence
Ages: 3-8 yrs   Subject: Creativity/Art  Brand: Humongous Entertainment
Review Sections: Product Overview  Entertainment Value  Technically Speaking  Design  Skills Covered  Replayability  Educational Value  Dollar Value
 
 
Freddie's One Stop Fun Shop Product Overview
One Stop Fun Shop titles are design-and-print programs featuring lovable and familiar Humongous characters — in this case, the resourceful Freddi Fish and friends who have starred in many a Junior Adventure.

Kids can create loads of printable art work including party supplies, toys, calendars, growth charts, and bookmarks. Activities include an easy-to-use paint pad with the ability to mix multiple colors on a paint palette, customizable coloring book stories, and a mix-and-match O-Matic activity that allows children to transform Freddi in a variety of ways.

See Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop for details and a full review.

Technically Speaking
Minimum requirements are Windows 95/98, a Pentium 90 processor, 16 Mb RAM, and 4X CD ROM. Mac users require a 90 MHz Power PC with 32 Mb RAM, System 7.6.1, and at least 4X CD ROM. Skills Covered
creativity, imagination

Educational Value
This title is pure fun and allows kids to imagine, create, design, and be rewarded with useful and fun printed results.

Entertainment Value
All children love to create — and print — their own artwork. With help from pre-designed templates, cute and easy-to-use design screens, and a fun paint pad, children can do just that. Familiar and lovable characters add to the appeal, and "extra" activities make this a title kids will enjoy.

Design
Very kid-friendly controls make this title easy to use for even the youngest of designers. Added parental printer controls help save paper and ink.

Replayability
Kids are only limited by their imaginations, and will return to this program time and time again.

Dollar Value
At a retail price of $20 US, this title is a good buy. As with all print shop software for kids, figure in the cost of printer ink, paper, and extra arts and crafts supplies that will be necessary to keep kids happily creating.

Released: 2000
Reviewed: August 2000
 
Buy Freddi Fish One-Stop Funshop at Amazon.com (US only).