Search Results: "Art. Lebedev Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

MUCHAVKA AND THE GIANT by Oksana  Grivina
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"With a redefinition of relationships to remove the creepy undertones and revision of semantic mishaps, this app would warrant an A+. Here's hoping Grivina will keep at it and get some help with the story next time. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A magical (and at times bizarre) examination of opposites through the lens of an unlikely friendship. 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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Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The quirky Nevada we've never really known, told convincingly."
Slim first collection that goes into unexplored territory both on the map and in the heart. Read full book review >

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LEAVING HOME by Art Buchwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 1994

"The rest of the story can't come soon enough. (First serial to Parade)"
Humorist Buchwald turns serious, albeit not wholly so, in this affecting memoir of his painful youth and early manhood. 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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JACK AND THE BOX by Art Spiegelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"There's a lot going on beneath the surface, though, and this may have some therapeutic value for older children too. (Graphic early reader. 4-8)"
A long way from Dick and Jane, this near-primer tries hard, and with at least some success, to rob a scary toy of its power to frighten a youngster. 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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OPEN ME...I'M A DOG! by Art Spiegelman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"It's a winning conceit, with ingenuous tongue-in-cheek illustrations, though, like Lane Smith's Happy Hocky Family (1993), some will find that much of the humor is pitched over the heads of its target audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spiegelman (Maus, 1986, etc.) tries his hand at a picture book—it looks and smells like a book, but it earnestly (dare one say doggedly?) assures its readers that it's actually a puppy, transformed by an annoyed wizard after a series of mishaps. 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

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 >