Search Results: "Hello Friday Pty. Ltd."


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE THE FARMER'S AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURES by Simone Kain
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2014

"Although his Aussie slang is amusing, George is actually something of a jerk, and the app doesn't offer enough by way of features or narrative to compensate for his total absence of character growth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
With a cheerful "G'day, mate," a narrator invites readers to glimpse a slice of life on an Australian wheat farm. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF BEAUTY by Nancy Friday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Friday keeps hammering home her message, but peeking through the psychobabble and harangue is a tantalizing memoir. ($175,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Friday (Women on Top, 1991, etc.) describes women's self-image from infancy through old age, with lots of tiresome editorializing about the state of the women's movement today. Read full book review >

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TALKING ABC by Jutiful Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2013

"These appealing creatures will draw preschoolers back for repeated readings and exposure to letter names and sounds—a winning combination. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
While ABC apps are certainly plentiful, these playful Claymation-style critters will bring giggles and multiple readings. Read full book review >

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JACK'S SECRET MONSTER by GameDigits Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"It's a message harried parents will appreciate but which even very young readers may feel lacks nuance. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Poor design choices and an unconvincing story hobble an attempt to create a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story about a boy and a mess-making monster in his house. Read full book review >

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IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 22, 2012

"A captivating experience that encourages users to keep coming back for repeat visits."
The inimitable Attenborough conducts a fascinating interactive tour of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and its legendary collection of fantastic greenery from around the globe. Read full book review >

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WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT by Bear Hunt Films Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Budding naturalists may find parts of this inspirational as well as instructive, though most digestible in small doses. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
A handbook for children inspired to take nature walks of their own by the classic picture book and its 2016 TV adaptation. Read full book review >

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JOYCE'S ULYSSES by Naxos Digital Services Ltd
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 1, 2014

"We suspect Joyce himself would be pleased with this production, a boon for scholars and general readers alike. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan and crew find themselves well-served in a new app that blends Joyce's text with its Greek inspiration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Mission most definitely accomplished, thanks to lucid explanations and a steady focus on participatory instruction. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
A quick course in rocket science and aerodynamics features '50s-style retro illustrations and rrrrobust narrrration in a Scots accent. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL I BE? by Trisha Deery
by Trisha Deery, illustrated by Trisha Deery, developed by Dog Ears Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"An endearing tale for tiny tots. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A wee Irish lass contemplates what to wear to a birthday party. Read full book review >

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CHICK PEA AND THE CHANGING TREES by Linda Cole Books Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"The flimsy construction and poor art and verse make it ill-suited for older children, too. (Board book. 3-4)"
In this "pull-the-tab book about the seasons," a chick and a bluebird visit the same tree throughout the year. Read full book review >