Search Results: "Grids Interactive"


BOOK REVIEW

FLIP by Jill Hackett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2012

"Emma's world is neat, if a little grim, in concept, but without narrative development, it's as paper-thin as Emma's pop-up surroundings. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
An eye-pleasing, imaginative ride through a dark pop-up-book world that's unfortunately too choppy and short to truly take flight. Read full book review >

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THE TRULY GREAT NOODLE by Sam Berman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2011

A heaping plateful of interactive, often gross-out effects nearly bury this rhymed gustatory episode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAHATMA GANDHI INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"Although it lacks a sense of passion, this app does a yeoman's job of bringing Gandhi and his philosophy into focus. (Biography. 12 & up)"
An earnest survey of the life and thoughts of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to the world as Mahatma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEOMAD INTERACTIVE COMIC by Sutu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2013

"Dazzling. (includes three 'making of' featurettes) (iPad graphic-novel app. 6-10)"
In an electric mix of live video clips, CGI effects and neon-hued comics pages, young Aborigines have exciting adventures both in Western Australia's Pilbara Desert and in outer space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC INTERACTIVE FLASH CARDS by Alakmalak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2011

"Well-engineered for practicing ABC's, but marred by inelegant illustrations. (iPad ABC book app. 3-7)"
This straightforward ABC app includes a writing pad for little ones to learn and write their ABC's. 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

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

THE GREAT INTERACTIVE DREAM MACHINE by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, some biting prose, larded up with enough technobabble to fuel a starship, should keep computer geeks chortling in the chat-rooms. (Fiction. 10+)"
In this sequel to Lost in Cyberspace (1995), computer-whiz Aaron Zimmer has accidentally given his computer the ability to grant wishes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON INTERACTIVE BOOK by Hilke  Sievers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2014

"For young readers who can't get enough of dragon stories, this is one they're likely to remember. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
An unusual creature finds a rewarding career in theater in this multiple-scenario story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE INTERACTIVE COMIC by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2012

"If you need to buy any Brave tie-in, this is the one. (iPad graphic-novel app. 7-9)"
A reasonably full version of the Pixar film's storyline illustrated with flat, lively cartoons rather than stills. Read full book review >

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WORLD WAR II INTERACTIVE  by Internet Design Zone
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"A powerful capsule history of World War II, chilling and reflective in one breath."
A visually engaging and highly atmospheric overview of World War II, including the runup and the fallout. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE PIGS CLASSIC by ADS Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"With so many superior versions of the same story available for the iPad, it's difficult to recommend such an unpleasant, halfhearted effort. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Slapdash, inconsistently styled and needlessly grim, this off-putting take on the traditional tale is an unwelcome slog through cold mud. Read full book review >