Search Results: "Adland Apps"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MET KIDS by Adland Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This sci-fi adventure kicks off a relatively promising series. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Some kids on a camping trip venture too close to a fallen meteor and receive an overdose of gamma radiation that turns them into superheroes. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM HILLSIDE FARM by Jerry Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Neither George's experiences nor the author's pedagogical additions offer much to engage readers' hearts or minds. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Faint echoes of the middle volumes of the Little House series are all that animate this bland, Depression-era epistolary tale. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SAND FRACAS OF AMES COUNTY by Jerry Apps
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"The result is Lake Wobegon with more environmental activism and historical preservation and considerably less humor."
A homespun novel finds a small Wisconsin town torn between preservation and progress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE CIRCUS by Malin  Rosenqvist
illustrated by Malin Rosenqvist, developed by Wombi Apps
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Lightweight narrative aside, from illustration and animation to sound effects and interactivity, this is a good bet for young children. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An enjoyable app that's light on story and heavy on interaction for toddlers and preschoolers; its showmanship would make even Barnum and Bailey proud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONAH by Christful Apps
developed by Christful Apps, adapted by Laura Towers, illustrated by Brian Caleb Dumm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A minnow of a story at a whale of a price. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This Bible story could've been spectacular on the iPad, but this version is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TICK BAIT'S UNIVERSE by Marc Gamble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers' fingertips. (iPad informational app. 6-12)"
A "powers of 10" app that takes young explorers from quarks to the furthest reaches of the observable universe. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY AND THE LATE, LATE, LATE NIGHT by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2010

"Besides the zoom and voice-over features, the app makes limited use of leveraging the iPad's platform, making it fall sadly short of fancy. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Captivated by a scrapbook of classic Hollywood stars, Fancy Nancy stays up late imagining herself a starlet donning a glamorous dress, posing for photographs and giving out autographs. Read full book review >

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iSTORY IT'S ABOUT LIFE by Apps of All Nations
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2011

"Sentimental, yes, but a refreshing dose of real emotion among hundreds of apps that are little more than wind-up digital toys. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An unexpectedly poignant emotional punch to the gut, an illustrator's tribute to his father featuring a bear and his dad is touching and memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLY, THE BALLOON DOG by Mara Colecchia
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2011

"A few bells and whistles fail to make this app soar. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Bally meets up with three "real" dogs and through a series of events realizes that he's different. Will he ever fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >