Search Results: "Attic Sound & Music Ltd"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS PETAL AND THE TRAPDOOR by Joss  Albért
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"Even with some nicely executed animation and an impressive look, the story of the princess and the trapdoor is too slight a narrative for its production work. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
A visually snazzy app about a bored princess is hamstrung by a weak story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A THANKSGIVING DAY STORY by Dawn Music
Released: July 29, 2008

"A grim, engrossing turkey-time fairy tale."
A little girl struggles to escape the clutches of a cruel woman in this Gothic fable for kids. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALKING ABC by Jutiful Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2013

"These appealing creatures will draw preschoolers back for repeated readings and exposure to letter names and sounds—a winning combination. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
While ABC apps are certainly plentiful, these playful Claymation-style critters will bring giggles and multiple readings. Read full book review >

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JACK'S SECRET MONSTER by GameDigits Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"It's a message harried parents will appreciate but which even very young readers may feel lacks nuance. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Poor design choices and an unconvincing story hobble an attempt to create a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story about a boy and a mess-making monster in his house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 22, 2012

"A captivating experience that encourages users to keep coming back for repeat visits."
The inimitable Attenborough conducts a fascinating interactive tour of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and its legendary collection of fantastic greenery from around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOYCE'S ULYSSES by Naxos Digital Services Ltd
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 1, 2014

"We suspect Joyce himself would be pleased with this production, a boon for scholars and general readers alike. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan and crew find themselves well-served in a new app that blends Joyce's text with its Greek inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 27, 2012

"If you know why viols aren't a cello's granddaddy, this is just your cup of strings. If you don't, you stand to learn a thing or two—and with Bach ringing in your ears to boot."
A compendium and catalog of viols, those violinlike stringed instruments beloved of Bach and other composers of three and four centuries past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICK PEA AND THE CHANGING TREES by Linda Cole Books Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"The flimsy construction and poor art and verse make it ill-suited for older children, too. (Board book. 3-4)"
In this "pull-the-tab book about the seasons," a chick and a bluebird visit the same tree throughout the year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GARDEN HOME by small world creations ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A charming though not critical addition to this already overstuffed bookshelf. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A sweet die-cut board book invites babies to look at some animals that might be found in a garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Mission most definitely accomplished, thanks to lucid explanations and a steady focus on participatory instruction. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
A quick course in rocket science and aerodynamics features '50s-style retro illustrations and rrrrobust narrrration in a Scots accent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL I BE? by Trisha Deery
by Trisha Deery, illustrated by Trisha Deery, developed by Dog Ears Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An endearing tale for tiny tots. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A wee Irish lass contemplates what to wear to a birthday party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEAR ATE ALL THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS by Charles Kriel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"The menus, navigation buttons (more blocks of wood in the shape of arrows) and the narration are all effective. But it's the app's distinctive art style and the playful, hungry animals that make it worth a look. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)
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A boy makes up fanciful tales about what happened to his unappetizing dinner items in this distinctly designed, playful app. Read full book review >