BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1 by Byron Barton

BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1

by , illustrated by , developed by
Age Range: 2 - 5
BUY NOW FROM
Available on the App Store

KIRKUS REVIEW

Barton’s books about transportation are notable for their spare simplicity and bright pop-art illustrations; here, four gain added value with features that both entertain and encourage reading skills.

Introducing the setting for each mode of transport, the books open simply: “On the road,” “In the sky,” etc. Each subsequent page then highlights a different type of truck, airplane, etc., and with a true minimum of words conveys a good bit of information about their functions. “Planes” and “Boats” focus on the passenger jet and cruise ship as specific types, while “Trains” and “Trucks” concentrate on what they do. To assist early readers, words zoom up and are spoken when objects in the pictures are touched, and all words are highlighted as they are read; Oceanhouse’s signature style is an excellent complement to Barton’s simple compositions and text. Young readers will enjoy moving the vehicles, people and even the clouds while realistic (and optional) sound effects such as honks, murmured speech and engine noise play in the background. Extra movement is provided by subtle animations. A drop-down bar gives easy access to the audio options, page selection and information tabs.

Bright, simple and loaded with big machines—a steam engine, a fire boat and even a crop-duster, among others—this app is sure to appeal to young transportation enthusiasts. (iPad informational app. 2-5)


Screenshots

Pub Date: June 18th, 2013
Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2013




BEST APPS & E-BOOKS OF 2013 FOR THE LITTLEST DIGERATI:

Children ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
by Suse MacDonald
Children TINO THE TRIANGLE by Eleonora Cumer
by Eleonora Cumer
Children RED IN BED by Josh On
by Josh On
Children BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1 by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton

MORE BY BYRON BARTON

ChildrenMY BUS by Byron Barton
by Byron Barton
ChildrenMY CAR by Byron Barton
by byron Barton
ChildrenLITTLE FACTORY by Sarah Weeks
by Sarah Weeks

MORE BY OCEANHOUSE MEDIA

ChildrenSABER-TOOTH TRAP by Dawn Bentley
by Dawn Bentley
ChildrenCHRIS P. BACON by Oceanhouse Media
by Oceanhouse Media
ChildrenI LOVE YOU TOO by Ziggy Marley
by Ziggy Marley

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenTRUCKS by Patricia Hubbell
by Patricia Hubbell
ChildrenALL ABOUT AIRPORTS by Interact Books
by Interact Books
ChildrenBOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
by Tom Slaughter