Search Results: "Mindshapes"


BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Mindshapes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"It's mediocre in parts, chuckle-worthy in other sections and ultimately skippable. One must remember it's based on the flimsiest of five-line nursery rhymes; it's remarkable how much work went into trying to flesh out the idea. (iPad nursery-rhyme app. 3-6)"
More of a collection of small diversions featuring a goofy purple mouse than any kind of cohesive story, this hyperactive take on the nursery rhyme isn't without charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Mindshapes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2011

"This zany version of the oft-told (and oft-app'ed) story makes up for its storytelling shortcomings with lots of personality. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A high-energy, modern take on the story of a boy and his magic beans, this app's solid presentation and slyly humorous touches make it stand out from other "Beanstalk" adaptations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Janey Louise Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"The wolf isn't the only one who should be embarrassed by this misguided, pedantic, poorly designed rendition. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A thoroughly sanitized retelling (sandwiched between pop-up advertisements for another app) linked to stylized illustrations that are probably intended to be sweet but are actually strange and eerie. Read full book review >