Search Results: "Marcolina Design Inc."


BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A fun look at the next step of tech evolution but one that could have taken a more skeptical look at the risks."
A colorful, upbeat overview of the ways massive amounts of data can influence everything from medicine to law enforcement to consumer behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCH AND FEEL ABC by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A sweet if fragile introduction to the building blocks of words. (Board book. 2-3)"
The ABCs come to life in a touch-and-feel book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES & MAC by Cricket Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Certainly entertaining and visually appealing, but the mystery is resolved through chance rather than clear detective work. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
With the appeal of a Saturday-morning cartoon, this app will draw in kids—but leave them wishing for more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHO'S TALKING! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. (Board book. 1-3)"
A lift-the-flap, press-the-button, sign-the-word novelty board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGUS AND MAX BLAST OFF! by Hamson Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"There's too much space debris here for a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this rhyming spaceship adventure, a boy and his dog go where no one has gone before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IVOR THE ENGINE by Oliver Postgate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2011

"With unassuming art and both prose and characters sporting low-key Welsh inflections, this is an engaging natural for both shared and independent reading. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
A new version of the original story line from an animated British television series first shown in the '50s features a close, if less anthropomorphic, cousin of Thomas the Tank Engine. 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

MY BACKPACK! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"While a clever idea, as young children are often obsessed with bags and packs, parents wishing to avoid the overt marketing ploy should seek another title. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A branded lift-the-flap offering featuring five Skip Hop animal backpacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO I SAY? by Opposite Inc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2013

"Dax's own story voice in the end may not be too remarkable, but with an assist from readers, it can at least sound much more exciting. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
This audio-Mad Libs app featuring a shape-shifting alien on a visit to Earth is gimmicky but well-executed enough to overcome a scattershot story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST WORDS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While an admirable effort to give toddlers what they love, this and its companions are overly busy and prove that less is more with young children. (Board book. 1-3) "
In this primer of common words for toddlers to learn, there are flaps to lift, textures to feel, and photos to name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOMMY by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Unlikely to win Peppa any new admirers, but her steadfast fans will be pleased as punch with this paean to Mummy Pig. (Board book. 2-5)"
Peppa Pig, of British TV and Nick Jr. fame, celebrates all the wonderful things about her mommy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITE AND WIPE COUNTING by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tablet of primary-ruled paper with a variety of writing implements will do the same job while also encouraging creativity. (Board book. 3-5)"
Home-schoolers will love this—for a minute. Read full book review >