Search Results: "Beatrix Potter"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORIGINAL TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"By taking a kitchen-sink approach, Penguin has made a fine, abundant app that easily earns its official status. But there's a better app out there that makes reading the story even more enjoyable and that makes this one pale in comparison. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
While it's not the most elegant, magical app translation of Beatrix Potter's most famous work, this expansive edition throws in everything it can to reproduce and enhance the original text. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMATED TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY by Beatrix Potter
written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, developed by The Wundershop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2012

"Though not quite the equal of Loud Crow's spectacular Beatrix Potter adaptations, this does give the tale a fresh reboot—respectful enough to retain the full text with its corporal punishment and smoking references. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Benjamin leads his sick cousin Peter into another traumatic outing to Mr. McGregor's garden in this cozy if not quite streamlined digital rendition of the 1904 classic. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
Released: March 1, 1989

There is absolutely no reason for anyone to purchase this travesty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POP OUT! THE TALE OF SQUIRREL NUTKIN by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2011

"While Peter Rabbit was a groundbreaking app, this one suffers not at all from building over the same template: It is elegance defined. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
Not as stunning or surprising as Loud Crow Interactive's previous Potter adaptation, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, its take on her subsequent, squirrel tale is nevertheless a clever, faithful retelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF MISS MOPPET by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"Potter's story of an abusive relationship between Miss Moppet the cat and Mouse is given short shrift in this shoddy, derivative app. Readers will be left feeling teased and unsatisfied, even if they're unaware far better Potter apps exist. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
There's homage and then there's pure imitation, and in this adaptation of Beatrix Potter's cat-and-mouse tale, the developer has clearly studied the template created by Loud Crow Interactive and created a cheap, off-putting knockoff. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A winsome story despite its flaws, this will leave readers hoping that Potter left more unpublished gems in the vault where it was discovered. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Catherine St. Quintin is a mischievous kitty leading a secret double life in this recently discovered Potter tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOË’S BIRTHDAY . . . AND ME by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Potter's tale will be much appreciated by readers of all ages who have suffered the pangs and pleasures of sibling relationships. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sequel to Potter's successful The Year I Didn't Go To School (2002), readers discover Giselle and her family in France, on the eve of her little sister Chloe's birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME WHAT TO DREAM ABOUT by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Playful bedtime treat for wee ones. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a little girl asks her older sister to tell her what to dream about, the big sister's creative suggestions seem to fall on deaf ears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR I DIDN’T GO TO SCHOOL by Giselle Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Fans of Tomie DePaola's ongoing autobiography, or Patricia Polacco's sentiment-steeped reminiscences, will enjoy this glimpse of a decidedly unconventional childhood sojourn. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
Potter (Brave Little Seamstress, p. 576, etc.) draws from family history for her first solo turn, recalling a tour of Italy that her puppeteering family undertook when she was seven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUMMING ROOM by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"An homage to a cherished classic that can work as a companion piece or stand alone as a solid, modern tale for young readers in the 21st century. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A young orphan finds herself in a remote mansion that hides many secrets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLOB by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While some readers may balk at some of its more convenient coincidences, fans of Jerry Spinelli and others of his ilk may especially enjoy it and will be held rapt. (Mystery. 9-12)"
An intriguingly offbeat mystery concerning the theft of cookies from a boy's lunch, at turns humorous, suspenseful and poignant. Read full book review >