Search Results: "Crab Hill Press, LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T OPEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Seymour's home is one readers will want to visit again, but they can be thankful for now that reading this app doesn't require waiting until December 25th. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Christmas gifts opened too early come to life and make mayhem in this quirky, lecture-free lesson on the virtue of patience. Read full book review >

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NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >

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MY DAD DRIVES A ROLLER COASTER CAR by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2011

"Hank's family is a blast, and so is this extremely well-designed app. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Dynamic, motion-filled pages and a hip, retro visual style make for a fabulous ride. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER SUPPER THROWDOWN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Better than many at explaining the hows and whys of healthy eating but still a TV show on paper. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The characters from the PBS Kids' show Fizzy's Lunch Lab teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. Read full book review >

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JOE HILL
by Gregory McNamee

Climate change is a strange business: it’s turning hot places cold and cold places hot, making desert areas green and turning grasslands into desert. And then there’s what’s going on in Boulder, Colorado, where downpours of sharp steel shards are slicing the locals to ribbons, gruesome deaths first announced, as the narrator of Joe Hill’s novella Rain tells us, by ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Even so, this remains Macbeth, arguably the Bard of Avon's most durable and multilayered tragedy, and overall, this enhanced e-book makes the play appealing and graspable to students. (Enhanced e-book. 12 & up)"
A pairing of the text of the Scottish Play with a filmed performance, designed with the Shakespeare novice in mind. Read full book review >

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PEPPA PIG AND THE YEAR OF FAMILY FUN by Candlewick Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Even confirmed Peppa fans aren't likely to love this one. Stick with Maisy's Seasons (2011). (Pop-up picture book. 2-4)"
From seed planting in spring to a mud bath the following spring, Peppa and her rotund family roll through the four seasons. Read full book review >

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KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

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THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS by DreamWorks Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"For fans of the movie, it doesn't get much better than this. (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
Designed in support of the Dreamworks' film How To Train Your Dragon 2, this original app/story begins with a mystery. Read full book review >