Search Results: "Cavallo Media"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOOZOO READABLES by Cavallo Media
developed by Cavallo Media, by Alex G. Webb, illustrated by Alex G. Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for outstanding use of tablet technology; worse, it doesn't make reading even remotely pleasurable for children starting out on their own. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A collection of animal stories for beginning readers. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Both richly constructed and altogether winning, a fine history of our nation's most calamitous conflict. (iPad nonfiction app. 10 & up)"
A natty and comprehensive scrutiny of the American Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLD WAR I INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 16, 2013

"An unsatisfactory app that treats history less like David McCullough and more like USA Today."
This uninspired and often pedantic chronicle of one of the 20th century's cruelest moments consistently fails to take advantage of exciting media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Zubadoo Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2011

"Given that foodie culture has permeated even the school-cafeteria scene, it's a shame the app seems so flavorless. More ginger, less flour in the mix, please. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A bit under-baked, this animated take on the old story of a baked good come to feisty life could have used a little more time in the oven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON BEYOND BUGS by Oceanhouse Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2013

"A solid once-over, with systematic digital enhancements that will draw a buzz from newly independent readers. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
A tap-happy reader's dream guide to common insects—presented by Thing 1 and Thing 2 with the Cat in the Hat as impresario. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE'S ROBOT by Heartdrive Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2012

"There's a sunny, boisterous sense of fun about the whole thing that's positively endearing; both robot and app have got a lot of heart. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An impressively scruffy app with scribbly artwork and nary a straight line to speak of, this mix of low-fi presentation and top-shelf interactivity is a unique pleasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNKY DUNK AND THE GOLD FISH by Moo Goo Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"This app isn't a train wreck by any means; just a perfunctory story told without much technological depth or literary imagination. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A goldfish-stalking kitty learns to mind his own business in this low-tech, feebly told tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC ANIMALS by Inhabit Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"A basic but effective read from the far north. (Board book. 18 mos.-2)"
Little readers get a primer on Arctic critters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Francesca Cavallo
adapted by Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Philip Giordano, developed by Timbuktu Labs, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"Unusual, but ultimately unimaginative and uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Another adaptation of the popular ballet story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA IN SPACE by Fairlady Media, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Children hoping for a substantive tour of the solar system may be disappointed, but those who click with the games should build some skills. (iPad informational/math app. 6-8)"
A skim across the solar system serves as a framework for a set of elementary matching and counting games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURTYNSKY: OIL by Edward Burtynsky
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 14, 2012

"In all, a first-class photographic portfolio, intelligently aided by multimedia technology to provoke thought and discussion about the world around us."
Canadian photographer Burtynsky turns in a grand tour of the big, usually grimy world of petroleum. Read full book review >