Search Results: "FrogDogMedia LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER PAN HD by J.M. Barrie
by J.M. Barrie, illustrated by Eulalie, developed by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2010

"It's likely that a slew of cheaply reanimated books from the distant past will flood digital shelves, but for now, this version of Peter Pan is unique in its mood and presentation. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
Lest you think every storybook for young readers in the App Store is a computer-animated, pixel-perfect digital showcase for what's possible, this one goes retro. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY COMES HOME by Luna Moth LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Unremarkable and uneven—steer clear. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
When a new baby arrives, Dudley misses special time spent fetching and playing ball with his family in this brief, predictable tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTIONS+ by 24 Notions LLC
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"Those are notions we can use. A fascinating exercise in appropriately scaled multimedia and a pleasure (if, for consumers, sometimes a guilty one) to read."
A high-tech update of social-critical texts such as Subliminal Seduction and Amusing Ourselves to Death, addressing our penchant for self-pampering and its dire consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LALOO THE RED PANDA by Lauren Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"It's likely young readers who pick up this well-made app will be learning about both Bollywood and red pandas for the first time—and they will be glad they did. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The adventure of a lost, rare red panda cub trying to find his way home is expertly packed with Indian culture, energetic artwork and engaging characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL TISSUES by Eva Scognamiglio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2013

"This story is shallow, and the interactivity is weak. Perhaps Arianna should use the remaining tissue to wish for a more substantive app. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An enchanted pack of hankies grants wishes to a sick little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUR SEASONS by Infinite Fermata LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Bobbles aside, this Vivaldi primer is still worth the change. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
An interactive storybook introduces a much-beloved classical music score. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD FABLES by Aesop
by Aesop, developed by Razeware LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2011

"It's an admirable effort with more tales promised for future release; the whole thing could stand to be a little wilder, though. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A small but growing set of Aesop's fables are collected in this app and given a too-literal, but serviceable reworking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2010

"The amusing present-day touches (the stepsisters do Pilates; Cinderella arrives at the ball in an orange Maserati) don't hurt, either. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
More textbook than storybook, this modern take on "Cinderella" is part of a series of language-study apps from educator Ana Lomba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANO by Robin Cook
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A by-the-numbers thriller with no surprises but with the usual satisfactions."
A medical/scientific thriller from Cook (Vital Signs, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >