Search Results: "Glowdot Productions"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDING HANNAH by Mike  Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"Though it lacks anything in the way of extras or games, Hannah's little story is one worth seeking out. She's a charmer. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A child's frustrating habit of hiding things (including herself) around the house is offset by the cuteness of the hider and the light, playful tone of this app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING MONSTERS by Mike  Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2012

"While it may make readers wonder just what's the point of having such utterly cuddly monsters, the app is still fun and snappily put together. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Cuddly, agreeable versions of mythical monsters wait to be found in this breezy exploration book from the author, illustrator and developers behind Hiding Hannah (2011). 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

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

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

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 >

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"A stellar—indeed, archival—addition to any library. (Enhanced e-book/fantasy. 6 & up)"
This sumptuous iBook presents a straightforward telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by artwork that will send readers down the rabbit hole of delight. Read full book review >