Search Results: "Callaway Digital Arts"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA BALLERINA'S NEW BALLET TEACHER by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A sweet story that will likely put a twinkle in diminutive toes. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Angelina Ballerina gets a new dance instructor and learns to accept that there's more than one "right" way to do things. Read full book review >

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ENDLESS ALPHABET by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Promising, though the navigation needs tweaking, and the glossary is still in an early stage. (iPad alphabet app. 4-7)"
Googly eyed cartoon letter-monsters scatter and can be nudged back into order to form words in this hyperactive vocabulary builder. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"From Elmo's opening tutorial to the closing ticklefest, a treat and a half for preschoolers and parents alike. (learning activities section for adult sharers, thumbnail image index) (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In an equally rousing sequel to The Monster at the End of This Book (print edition, 1971; app version, 2011) Elmo drags a reluctant Grover through one page after another toward a second "monster." Read full book review >

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HERO OF THE RAILS by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"A solid, interactive reading experience for kids who are more inclined to watch a video than to pick up a book. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Thomas fans are in for a treat, as this app delivers the same predictable experience they relish in video and book form, gently augmented with interactive enhancements. Read full book review >

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TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Meandering and erratic; rarely imparts any meaningful understanding of the topic it covers."
Another peek inside the unfolding universe of the World Wide Web. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LANGUAGE ARTS by Stephanie Kallos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Although touchingly humane and impressive in scope, this novel is undermined by some lapses in judgment and its excessive ambition."
The impact of an autism diagnosis reverberates down the decades for a Seattle family in a voluminous novel exploring words and expression, parenting and letting go. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

"The tone of disregard notwithstanding, this is, for the most part, a fun read with generally positive implications for the audiovisual arts. (illustrations, not seen)"
This study of the impact of emerging technologies on the arts is instructive and informative, but lapses into elitist ramblings by its end. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1996

"Kammen makes the middle-of-the-road Seldes into a middleman of cultural criticism, but he remains too weak a figure to support the ambitious scope of Kammen's cultural criticism. (25 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
With a career spanning the period from the Jazz Age to the Information Age, critic Gilbert Seldes provides a sizable canvas, but it's still a stretch to see it as reflecting all the multitudinous changes in modern American culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"Occasionally insightful but tiresome and scattershot."
An Internet entrepreneur and critic rails against the inexorable growth of social media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2007

"Complex, quixotic attempt to sway the American public from the temptation to 'amuse itself to death.'"
A sobering view of today's entrenched corporate media giants as a threat to the concept of an enlightened electorate. Read full book review >