Search Results: "ATOMIC STUDIO SAS"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. SPOTS by Hugo Urueña
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2013

"Given how much money and sweat goes into app development, it's absolutely astounding that these folks didn't bring on a qualified English translator before launching. Now that would be some wisdom. (requires iOS 6+) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)."
This grammatical nightmare has a scrawny storyline, ho-hum graphics and rudimentary interaction. But the music's kind of catchy. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Despite the beguiling title, give this one a miss. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Noisy, chaotic and overstuffed, this sheriff's hunt for small-time, mostly furry criminals shoots itself in the foot. Read full book review >

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PIXEL AND PARKER by Spinlight Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"With a longer shelf life than your average iPad storybook, this will nevertheless keep readers spinning for more. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
When a boy's cat goes missing, a world of possibilities opens up, all at the spin of a wheel. Read full book review >

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BEN THE TRACTOR AND THE LOST SHEEP by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"A solid technical effort that suffers from a severely shorn narrative. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Like the sheep featured in it, this app may not seem quite so appealing if it were stripped of its fluffy, soft surface. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL ABC BOOK by TinyMagnet Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not really very wonderful after all. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
This very basic ABC book features attractive art but lacks enhancements that take advantage of the tablet technology. Read full book review >

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AMELIA AND TERROR OF THE NIGHT by OhNoo Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"This app gets so much right that it's a shame it ends up offering too much of a good thing. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An attractively creepy-cute app gets bogged down in too many distracting extra features to tell a great story. Read full book review >

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THE SCAREBIRD by Sid Fleischman
Released: Sept. 15, 1988

"An artful, engaging look at the meaning of commitment to fellow beings; a lovely book."
From the author of a slew of comic stories plus a Newbery winner (The Whipping Boy), a tale about a solitary old farmer who makes an old man's equivalent of an imaginary playmate of his scarecrow. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2012

"Good-natured fun and some well-designed interactive elements distinguish this fairy-tale remake. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Over-the-top and hokey, but somehow this "choose your adventure" fairy tale works by never taking itself too seriously Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OAF by Julia Cunningham
Kirkus Star
by Julia Cunningham, illustrated by Peter Sas
Released: Feb. 12, 1986

"It is Oaf who decides, and his decision helps them to discover the treasure: each other."
Using simple, evocative language Cunningham spins another delicate fable of the triumph of good over evil. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN by Sid Fleischman
Released: April 8, 1965

"Good adventurous seafare for boys."
Here is a true pirate yarn spun out in fine style by the author of Mr. Mysterious and Company (1962). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO IN THE CITY by Tom Schamp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Urban oddities aplenty, spiffily presented in a format large enough to spread out on the floor for group viewing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A car trip into and then back through a busy city gives a young cat plenty to see. Read full book review >