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BOOK REVIEW

LET THE THINKING BEGIN! by Amy Leask
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"An airy but far-from-superficial spin past Big Questions and some of the thinkers who have tackled them. (coloring page) (iPad informational app. 10 & up)"
A slightly buggy but enticing introduction to philosophy, based on the first of a print series published in Canada (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARILA by CarpeDiem Film & TV
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"The story will appeal to young readers with its classic hero's-journey structure, but the app retelling is wordy, and the lack of interaction will likely leave them disenchanted. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Animation? Check. Heroes and villains? Check. A new blockbuster? Not really. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MILK GIRL by Piga and Ponda
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Though the folk tale and its moral are easily recognizable, the story itself is hogwash. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A modern adaptation of "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," this classic folk tale portrays the perils of counting chickens before they've hatched. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIFTY YEARS A HOOKER by Frank and Jeanette Mundus
NON-FICTION
Released: June 27, 2005

"There's a bigger fish swimming somewhere beneath this Ahab narrative, but the authors are never quite able to land it."
A candid, autobiographical fish tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG ROAD TO PARIS by Ed and Janet Howle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2011

"Fast cars, fast women and fast thinking comprise this solid, utterly entertaining thriller."
Driving a Volkswagen Beetle with an alternative engine-technology, an engineer races from New York to Paris and tries to outwit those bent on stealing the car. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIBBIT! by Bender & Bender
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An associated website includes color sheets and games. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Produced by a graphic-design company, this three-layered split-page gallery costumes a big green frog in expertly photo-manipulated human gear and clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERIWINKLE SMITH AND THE FARAWAY STAR by John & Wendy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"The cover, with its spray of sparkly stars behind a balletically posed girl will accurately and instantly tell susceptible young readers all they need to know about what's inside. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Another sugar rush from the creators of Periwinkle Smith and the Twirly, Whirly Tutu (2009), featuring an urchin with button eyes, no nose, a huge hair bow and an outsized fund of determination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSYTOWN by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Simple, rewarding and fun, this print essential for youngsters grows even more rewarding with repeated exploration in this digital upgrade. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Based on Richard Scarry's book by the same name, the app is less a story than an interactive game designed to teach children new words while exploring the world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLUG AND THE PADDYWHACKS by Scholar & Saint
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Especially for an app aimed at young readers, it's a pleasant surprise that its subtext of loss and redemption is so resonant. So what if it's wrapped in an accessible, candy-colored package? (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A surprisingly deep story about freedom and rebellion wrapped in a cuddly adventure featuring space creatures, this episodic app so far is on the right track. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"Charming but somewhat wearying chronicle of a life well lived."
This collection of autobiographical scenes is equal parts family history, travelogue and romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BABY BOB by Banjo & Sons
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"With only six screens, this story leaves much to be desired, both as a story for new readers and an interactive app. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
This storybook app for beginning readers provides plenty of exposure to simple rhyming words, but it uses few of the iPad's capabilities. Read full book review >