Search Results: "The Wundershop"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMATED TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY by Beatrix Potter
written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, developed by The Wundershop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2012

"Though not quite the equal of Loud Crow's spectacular Beatrix Potter adaptations, this does give the tale a fresh reboot—respectful enough to retain the full text with its corporal punishment and smoking references. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Benjamin leads his sick cousin Peter into another traumatic outing to Mr. McGregor's garden in this cozy if not quite streamlined digital rendition of the 1904 classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MURDER by The Medieval Murderers
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The eighth annual round robin co-authored by well-known historical mystery writers Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden. Like the others (Hill of Bones, 2011, etc.), it's uneven but generally entertaining."
A play written in 1154 in hope of winning greater glory for Oseney Priory brings disaster in its long, long wake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS OF MOSSY FOREST by Alexandra Ball
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A serene and enjoyable way to hone fine-motor and observation skills. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple yet solid seek-and-find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wiley Kids in the Adventure of Cottonwood Canyon by The Wiley Kids
Released: March 22, 2015

"A well-written blend of education and entertainment, with relatable young protagonists and a deft 21st-century twist on historical sleuthing."
In this lively and inventive e-book, five canyoneering young friends shift into detective mode when they stumble upon a mystery rooted in Native American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADY CATHERINE, THE EARL, AND THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY by The Countess of Carnarvon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Gossipy and fun, with a good history lesson—sure to delight Downton Abbey fans."
A second sprightly memoir by a real English countess (after her Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey) delineates her forebear's heyday from the Roaring '20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Along with similar images, the photos are already available as greeting cards, games, calendars, and plush animals—but young dog lovers who just can't get enough will drool over this blatantly appealing gallery. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A gathering of relentlessly cute puppy photos selected from a commercial online archive and loosely matched to alphabetic captions: Beg, Eat, Fetch, Howl, etc. With a few exceptions, each puppy is a different breed (identified at the end); all are posed in close-up, against white backgrounds, and generally looking up from the page. Read full book review >