Parents need to know that Wreck this App uses the format of a journal to assign you tasks that make you think creatively. Based on book Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith, many of the exercises are posed as challenges and made to sound destructive, such as scribbling all over a page of typed text or defacing a photo. None of it is really destructive, of course, especially since this is an app and a single tap can erase any of the artistic “damage” done. The app is really trying to spark kids’ imaginations by encouraging messy, app-style art. Kids can opt to share their masterpieces via email.