The Grape Room contains the settings and character selection while The Acorn Room has tutorials and the Reading Report Card. This last item represents the only notable measurable scoring aspect in the game. The Orange Room features the basic story options, Mii story options and reading recordings for playback later. The Apple Room contains a voice changer, story quizzes, and sing along songs for up to four players total. This room also features a special “voice painting” mode where players use their voice to create artwork. It would have been great to save voice paintings individually, instead they eventually appear in a mirror-like picture frame at the back of the room as a combination of the paint splattering and cut out shapes.
This game has great potential, but the sloppy interface and limited creative functions culminate as an interesting start instead of a complete game experience. The audio and character customization increase the replay value, but players all too quickly reach the point where they can do little more. The limited replay value needs more creative licenses and functions for players in future incarnations. Kids and parents could easily create their own stories using existing story characters with an expanded editing feature as well.
Storybook Workshop is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB for mild cartoon violence.