Search Results: "Interact Books"


BOOK REVIEW

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"The concept is strong, but the delivery has more than a few glitches. Slow response coupled with incongruous and primitive features leave this app somewhere in the Middle Ages. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
An interactive history lesson about ancient musical instruments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT AIRPORTS by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Every aspect of air travel flies high on interactive display in this new app for the preschool set. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
When a book that helps prepare children for first experiences is exciting as well as instructive, it's a keeper; this educational passport of fun for preschoolers interested in travel or for those about to board is just that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAMPION HARE by Gwen  Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2012

"Concepts like sportsmanship, perseverance, humility and knowing and accepting one's own strengths and limitations are a gold mine of potential teaching moments. They also warm the heart. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In this reversal of the age-old tortoise-vs.-hare tale, a young hare competes against some formidable opponents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY PIGEON by Don M.  Winn
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2012

"Well-meant but unlikely to get children, learning-challenged or otherwise, off the ground. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A pigeon with no sense of direction fails a flight school exam, but with additional study and a teacher's encouragement, triumphs the second time around. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A worthy effort, though as relentlessly earnest as its 2009 print edition and more hampered than helped by the clumsiness of its digital additions. (iPad nonfiction app. 6-10)"
An album of pretty, if bland, nature photos paired to a heavy-handed conservation message and homespun interactive effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY FIRST BASKETBALL BOOK by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"These simple, nonfiction titles are a nice way to get little ones interested in sports and excited to give them a try. (Board book. 1-4)"
This nonfiction board book introduces basketball concepts to the sport's newest fans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY WONDERFUL NURSERY RHYME COLLECTION by Silver Dolphin Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Overall, a delightful collection—priced so that it's easy to buy several to give as gifts. (Nursery rhymes. 1-4)"
Looking for an attractive compendium of nursery rhymes, songs, games, and lullabies all in one place? These 192 pages will deliver the goods, and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY AT THE BEACH by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Skip A Day at the Farm. A Day at the Beach is worth considering for counting practice, especially since it goes all the way to 20 when most board books stop at five or 10. (Board book. 1-3)"
A counting book from one to 20, featuring Starla the starfish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. PUNCH IN THE ESCAPE by BumpBump Books
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Punch and his partner Judy drew enthusiastic audiences in the 19th century; his appeal to the 21st is likely to be considerably smaller. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS THAT GO VROOM by Sterling Children's Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This arbitrary collection of things that go really goes nowhere. (Board book. 1-3)"
Twenty-four vehicles are each depicted on a single page with one sentence that describes what that vehicle does. Read full book review >