Books by Disney Publishing Worldwide

FROZEN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A pale shadow of the movie experience. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Disney's latest spinoff app gets the story beats right but misses some magic in a problematic adaptation from film. Read full book review >
DISNEY ANIMATED by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A fruitful and highly pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 6 & up)"
A frankly stunning look at the creation of animated film over the past century from the daddy of them all, Disney. Read full book review >
PLANES STORYBOOK DELUXE by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 11, 2013

"Fine amusement, elegant illustrations and a decent-enough story—and readers can play on as independent pilots to their hearts' content. (iPad movie tie-in app. 6-10)"
A thoroughly enjoyable, hands-on aviation app twined with a story of the little plane that could, from Disney. Read full book review >
BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 13, 2013

"Not deep but broad and effective in conveying some of the pleasures of scientific enquiry along with the overcaffeinated personality of the show's host. (iPad game app. 7-10)"
The Science Guy celebrates 20 years on the air (including reruns) with a modest but diverse pocketful of science games, demos and random facts. Read full book review >
DISNEY AMERICAN PRESIDENTS by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A painless, often entertaining way to get broad handles on our chief executives' achievements and challenges. (iPad informational app. 9-12)"
An "Un-Official Oval Office Scrapbook," built around video featurettes on each of our presidents. Read full book review >
FRANKENWEENIE by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"More a commercial-minded keepsake than a movie storybook, with barely a mention of either plotline or filmmaking techniques. (Enhanced e-book. 6-9)"
An elaborate teaser for the stop-motion feature film offers slide shows, video clips and opportunities aplenty for additional purchases. Read full book review >
BRAVE INTERACTIVE COMIC by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 17, 2012

"If you need to buy any Brave tie-in, this is the one. (iPad graphic-novel app. 7-9)"
A reasonably full version of the Pixar film's storyline illustrated with flat, lively cartoons rather than stills. Read full book review >
BRAVE: STORYBOOK DELUXE by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 14, 2012

"Pretty, but target-audience readers expecting much in the way of plot or character development get the shaft. (iPad movie storybook app. 6-8)"
Prosaic writing and herky-jerky visual transitions mar the "story" part of this movie storybook, but the tale's only a platform for a generous array of puzzles and other distractions anyway. Read full book review >
THE ARISTOCATS by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 31, 2012

"Pure commercialized product, offering barely a hint of any literary, dramatic, musical or emotional experience and stocked with a scanty assortment of off-the-shelf interactive elements. (iPad movie storybook app. 5-7)"
The handful of coloring pages and puzzles supplementing the stills that serve for illustrations and minor interactive features serve as poor substitutes for the original film's swinging (if period, now) songs and lively voice-over performances. Read full book review >
PETER PAN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 8, 2012

"Thin soup, but perhaps useful as a prelude to seeing the film for the first time or as a keepsake afterward. (iPad movie storybook app. 4-6)"
So scanty is this condensation of the tale's 1953 Disney version that the mermaids, the Indians (except for Tiger Lily) and even the crocodile make only cameo appearances—but there are plenty of interactive side features to compensate, along with art that looks like it came from a contemporary adaptation. Read full book review >
DON'T LET THE PIGEON RUN THIS APP! by Mo Willems
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 27, 2011

"The $6.99 price tag may cause a little sticker shock, but endearing characters, creative interaction and Willems' idiosyncratic storytelling make this app worth the splurge. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A puerile pigeon pesters and pleads to get what he wants. Read full book review >
TRON: LEGACY by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

This digital souvenir of the movie contains a fair amount of bells and whistles but provides little actual satisfaction. Read full book review >

IPAD BOOK APPS

Adapting of one of 2010's most acclaimed, beloved movies isn't an easy feat, and, unfortunately, the app based on Pixar's Toy Story 3 doesn't come close to capturing the film's magic or creating its own. Read full book review >