Search Results: "Darned Sock Productions"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE STRANDS by Markian Moyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2014

"Fantasy readers who love to explore will have days or weeks of entrancing material to obsess over. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad fantasy app. 9-14)"
A twisty app with a choose-your-own-adventure-style conceit surprises as a fully realized, memorable fantasy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORILLA BAND by Wasabi Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Slick graphics, decent interaction, solid storytelling, flawed story. (iPad storybook app, 3-7)"
Two reluctant music students join forces with several jammin' jungle musicians to form a band. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON MAN DAN by Pickled Pepper Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"Waxing gibbous, waning crescent—that can wait. Who isn't happier imagining the moon snuggling under a comforter? (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The phases of the moon don't just happen. They are the work of Moon Man Dan (or so says Pickled Peppers' snug application). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"The fiddle music is just about the only element in tune in this humdrum effort. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A saccharine tale about a little girl and her animal friends is further marred by inharmonious narration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED & YELLOW'S NOISY NIGHT by Josh Selig
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"The book contains a worthy message but is disappointingly without nuance. For a more meaningful and engaging story about friendship, conflict and compromise, use Ribbit Rabbit by Candace Ryan, illustrated by Mike Lowery (2010). (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this adaptation of the animated short The Olive Branch: Sleep, Red wants to play his "strummy" loudly while Yellow wants to sleep—a situation that leads to a quarrel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAM BAM by See Here Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2012

"Not the most inventive tale, but an earnest one that addresses the idea of respecting others' musical palates. Brandy fans will love it. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandy Norwood joins her brother and parents to tell an animated story about competing musical tastes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN GIGGLY GORILLAS by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"This enjoyable rhyming-pattern book reinforces simple counting concepts—if only the titular characters looked like gorillas. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Clever and packed with interactivity, this app entertains but also confuses, as the star characters look an awful lot more like silly monkeys than giggly gorillas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEAKY SAM by Josh Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"Keep an eye on this kid; one can only hope he'll sneak his way into another story or two. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GONE WISHING by Luka  Lorenci
by Luka Lorenci, illustrated by Matej Jenko, developed by Fi Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2011

"The app's character design, expert construction and even the precise use of text in just the right spots on each page will leave readers wanting even more. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
The inner workings of the wish-fulfillment business are exposed in this imaginative romp, which features lush fantasy art in the service of a fairly conventional coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAZY LARRY LIZARD by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2010

"A limited set of animations and interactive effects expertly leveraged into an engaging experience for the very youngest app-heads. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
From Down Under, a delight for the diaper-clad. Read full book review >