Search Results: "Ant Hive Games"


BOOK REVIEW

PORKCHOP & MOUSE by Fiona Roberton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 18, 2012

"It's a simple story that emphasizes fun over substance, but the visuals are so crisp and adorable that they'll appeal to readers who are looking for less-traditional art styles in their storybooks. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
More Hello Kitty than Peter Rabbit, this very modern app with minimalist illustrations and clever jokes tucked throughout is a cute, if lightweight, cat-and-mouse story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PENELOPE ROSE HD by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Definitely ambitious but a bit clunky in the end. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A good-looking but thin tale about a fairy who gives all the roses their colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COOL CARS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2005

"Topping it all off with a simple diagram of car parts, this is an enjoyable learning tool that will surely ignite curiosity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Enhancing the Amazing Machines series aimed at preschoolers, Mitton deals with the vehicles that kids and adults use every day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUNDS by Tony Mitton
by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Serviceable—nothing more. (Board book. 1-3)"
The small 5-inch-square trim and the perennially popular vehicle theme will find an audience for this addition to the Amazing Machines First Concepts series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG SHINY MACHINES by Kingfisher
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Other titles include On the Go (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6262-1), Hard at Work (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6263-8) and Racing Along (ISBN: 978-0-7534-6265-2). (18-36 mos.)"
This one-size-fits-none adaptation of a series for older children (Amazing Machines, with Tony Mitton) takes a promising topic and complicates it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLURONBI by Adebayo Adegbembo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2013

"A bland digital alternative to Phillis Gershator and Holly C. Kim's Iroko-Man (1994) that, in its own mild but firm way, makes points about respecting nature and keeping promises. (iPad folktale. 6-8)"
A rhythmic Swahili song, a gender switch and a grafted-on happy ending sweeten this version of a West African tale about a childless woman who makes a rash promise to a tree spirit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLA BELLA BEACH ADVENTURE by Rock Pocket Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"There's a useful message for kids about making lemonade, but this beach adventure won't be memorable enough for most readers to see past the lemons. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A rained-out day at the beach leads to a happier day indoors for a group of kids in this sharp-looking but ultimately uninspired app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEX BOYFRIENDS by Lacy Wilson
by Lacy Wilson, illustrated by Ash Beevers, developed by Tin Man Games
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"A great mix of black magic, hot boyfriends and bloodthirsty beasts makes this interactive app an addicting read. (iPad game app. 14-18)"
An electronic choose-your-own adventure story with multiple dark twists and turns that will hook readers as they attempt to avoid being eaten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDODA AND THE MIND'S EYE by Undoda Multimind Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2011

"Handsome packaging, but with such a silly plot and limited slate of games, it's far less than meets the eye. (iPad storybook/game app. 7-10)"
A game-centric app offering an abruptly chopped off story about a heroic chinchilla aviator who opens a mystical portal between Easter Island and…San Francisco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GWAII by Mobad Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2011

"A closing invitation to buy part two can safely be ignored. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young sasquatches barely get an ill-defined quest underway in this poorly engineered and abruptly truncated episode, the second two parts of which can only be continued via in-app purchases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEGEND OF MOMOTARO by Corey Finkle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"A fine version, formal but never stiff, and seamless both in presentation and software design. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
With help from a trio of squabbling animals a young boy born from a giant peach takes on a squad of ogres in this unusually elegant rendition of the popular Japanese folktale. Read full book review >