Search Results: "Luminary Digital Media"


BOOK REVIEW

MACBETH by Luminary Digital Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A fine app version of the play, though one best suited for serious students and performers. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
A deluxe scholarly treatment of the Scottish play that isn't always intuitive but is filled with riches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON BEYOND BUGS by Oceanhouse Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2013

"A solid once-over, with systematic digital enhancements that will draw a buzz from newly independent readers. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
A tap-happy reader's dream guide to common insects—presented by Thing 1 and Thing 2 with the Cat in the Hat as impresario. Read full book review >

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PETE'S ROBOT by Heartdrive Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2012

"There's a sunny, boisterous sense of fun about the whole thing that's positively endearing; both robot and app have got a lot of heart. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An impressively scruffy app with scribbly artwork and nary a straight line to speak of, this mix of low-fi presentation and top-shelf interactivity is a unique pleasure. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

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

HELLO TO THE MOON! by Matchbook Digital
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2012

"The global-village theme has a lot of potential, but this rendering doesn't do it justice. A little more effort would go a long way. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A lunar lesson about global community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOKKO'S ADVENTURES IN BIRDLAND by Siliq Digital
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2011

"A tasty confection, likely to tempt more than just its young target audience. (iPad storybook app. 5-8 and up)"
Set up by a separate but free prelude app, the first episode of a projected four sends two intrepid chocolate drops (one white, one brown) to Bird Island on a feather-finding expedition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"From Elmo's opening tutorial to the closing ticklefest, a treat and a half for preschoolers and parents alike. (learning activities section for adult sharers, thumbnail image index) (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In an equally rousing sequel to The Monster at the End of This Book (print edition, 1971; app version, 2011) Elmo drags a reluctant Grover through one page after another toward a second "monster." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >