Search Results: "Immediate Media Company"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Zubadoo Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2011

"Given that foodie culture has permeated even the school-cafeteria scene, it's a shame the app seems so flavorless. More ginger, less flour in the mix, please. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A bit under-baked, this animated take on the old story of a baked good come to feisty life could have used a little more time in the oven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA IN SPACE by Fairlady Media, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Children hoping for a substantive tour of the solar system may be disappointed, but those who click with the games should build some skills. (iPad informational/math app. 6-8)"
A skim across the solar system serves as a framework for a set of elementary matching and counting games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURTYNSKY: OIL by Edward Burtynsky
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 14, 2012

"In all, a first-class photographic portfolio, intelligently aided by multimedia technology to provoke thought and discussion about the world around us."
Canadian photographer Burtynsky turns in a grand tour of the big, usually grimy world of petroleum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALPHABET OF INSECTS by Barbie Heit Schwaeber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2014

"Budding naturalists, even younger ones, can easily find more dependable and systematic guides to their backyard biota. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Digital tweaks add interactive features to this edition of an insect ABC (originally packaged in 2007 as a book/CD set). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION AND THE MOUSE HD by Stepworks Company
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2010

"Neither is a little bit of thoughtful, well-executed storytelling—truly adorable. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Neatly balancing between too complicated and too simple, this app packs an abundance of cuteness into a deceptively minimalist package. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR LITTLE CORNERS by Jérome Ruilier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"More scenario than story, but workable as a starter for discussions about cooperation and physical differences. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A circular doorway stops Little Square from joining his round friends. What to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC ANIMALS by Inhabit Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"A basic but effective read from the far north. (Board book. 18 mos.-2)"
Little readers get a primer on Arctic critters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST ME AND MY LITTLE BROTHER by Mercer Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2013

"By this time, both Little Critter and the 'omBook' are tried-and-true brands, so there's a feeling of sameness about both story and treatment that will reassure many children even as it, perhaps, fails to thrill their parents. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Oceanhouse applies its characteristically clean treatment to a Mayer standard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A POTTY - BOY by Alona Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A familiar story and illustrations enhanced with interactivity give this classic new life. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
Interactive and entertaining, this 1975 classic that has been introducing kids to the potty for years adapts well to the iPad, integrating amusing sound effects, interesting use of page transition and even a sing-a-long. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PRINCESS BOY by Cheryl Kilodavis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Utterly without subtlety, but there's little enough out there addressing the needs of transgender children that this can be comfortably overlooked. (iPad bibliotherapy app. 6-8, adult)"
Each sparkling, tap-happy screen of this version of the earnest 2010 book radiates the same relentless, if praiseworthy "Cherish Their Differences" message. Read full book review >