Search Results: "Crushed Lime Media"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GENTLE FALCON by Hilda Lewis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2013

"Uneven in value the new tweaks may be, but they do add luster to a tale that well merits a new generation of readers. (new list of recommended websites and videos added to the old bibliography) (Enhanced e-book/historical fiction. 12-14)"
Recipient of a starred Kirkus review in 1957, this fictionalized twin portrait of teenage Richard II and his child bride, Isabelle of Valois, still shines—more so for at least some of the historical matter added to this digital edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

That Day in September and other Rhymes for the Times by Liz Lime
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"Both entertaining and thoughtful, this book is a good choice for families looking to foster a sense of social conscience."
A book of nursery rhymes for a new generation, with topical references to the world we live in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

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

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

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

MACBETH by Luminary Digital Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A fine app version of the play, though one best suited for serious students and performers. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
A deluxe scholarly treatment of the Scottish play that isn't always intuitive but is filled with riches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREEDY SQUIRREL by Zubadoo Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A cute storybook app that has what it takes to entertain and enlighten. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A gluttonous squirrel gets "outfoxed" and goes from having dinner to being dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMOR THE ALLIGATOR by XG Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"A teachable moment for the newly toothed, Timor the Alligator delivers just enough on the illustrative and interactive fronts to make the lackluster story palatable. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
TIMOR THE ALLIGATOR (reviewed on August 26, 2011) A colorful, if underwhelming tale of a dentally-challenged alligator. Read full book review >