Search Results: "Aug Dog Software"


BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HOLSTEIN HITS THE ROAD by Daniel E. Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"This road trip never gets out of the driveway. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Low-rent animations, illustrations, audio and overall design provide just what this sketchy bovine cross-country tour merits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Along with similar images, the photos are already available as greeting cards, games, calendars, and plush animals—but young dog lovers who just can't get enough will drool over this blatantly appealing gallery. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A gathering of relentlessly cute puppy photos selected from a commercial online archive and loosely matched to alphabetic captions: Beg, Eat, Fetch, Howl, etc. With a few exceptions, each puppy is a different breed (identified at the end); all are posed in close-up, against white backgrounds, and generally looking up from the page. 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

THE MINIATURE POLAR BEAR by Rogue Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2014

"An amiable-enough story weighed down by a few misguided illustrations. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A boy finds the perfect pet hiding under his bed—trouble is, his mother just won't believe him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIX/MATCH HD by SyGem Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2011

"May spark moments of hilarity. (iPad board book. 2-4)"
A small number of images get the mix-n-match treatment in this digital equivalent of a split-page board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOULD WE GO? by Makemi Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 2010

"Probably not. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
There's a nugget of a great idea—though not a terribly new one—in this app: a story tool that allows readers to pick characters, clothing, setting and mode of transportation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET AND THE MYSTERY NEXT DOOR by Allison Keeme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2011

"All enhance the overall air of high good humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A relatively small number of animations and interactive effects embellish an engaging, sometimes laugh-out-loud detective story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW WHITE by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2012

"Good for a few chortles, particularly from fans of cheesier video games. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Elaborately crafted pans, zooms and touch-controlled dialogue trick out this tale of the origins of the magic mirror and the evil queen's enmity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMPELSTILTSKIN HD by Silicon Beach Software
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"The graphics, animation and interaction are fine, but they fail to turn a hollow, unimaginative narrative into gold. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
An adaptation of the fairy tale features panoramic 3-D interaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1995

"Highly romanticized and flatly told, but nonetheless informative. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) ($30,000 ad/promo)"
Another elegiac ``as-told-to'' autobiography from writer/photographer Erdoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >