Search Results: "Masarat App"


BOOK REVIEW

FATIMA AL FIHRIA, STORY OF THE FOUNDER OF AL QARAWIYIN by Masarat App
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2012

"While not heavily interactive, this picture-book biography of a Muslim woman known for her devotion to both religion and education may be useful for audiences interested in Islam and women's history. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Although the story of a woman founding a university in Morocco in 859 has fascinating possibilities, this app is little more than a picture book with one touch-activated feature per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING'S ROSIE BEDTIME APP by Egmont UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2012

"For fans, this could be a must-download, but for the uninitiated, there's not much in Rosie's bedtime adventure to make them curious for more. (optimized for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A none-too-interesting detour before bedtime, this app based on a British children's show exhibits frustrating navigation quirks and not nearly enough personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRETTY APP by Katie Sise
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"A clichéd, unrealistic look at teen lives in the mobile age. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The classic tale of how a beauty finds inner loveliness gets a modern take. Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND APP by Katie Sise
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Ultimately, too hard to swallow, with too many unanswered questions. (Fiction. 13-16)"
What starts as a geek-girl romantic comedy turns into an implausible techno-thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALICE APP by Lewis Carroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Though Alice apps abound, this offers some audio and visual pleasures of its own. (Requires iOS 6.0 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 10-13)"
A full version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, expressively read in a semi-British accent and decorated with illustrations that echo the elegant surrealism, and often the composition, of Tenniel's originals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, THE APP by Lowell A. Siff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Visually distinctive and emotionally atmospheric, but the perfunctory storyline limits its audience appeal. (iPad storybook app. 6-8, adult)"
Sophisticated animation and understated music complement a poignant if truncated tale first published in 1964. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRECK THIS APP by Keri Smith
by Keri Smith, illustrated by Keri Smith, developed by CitrusSuite
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 19, 2011

"An app to energize the creative juices. (iPad interactive sketchbook. 13 & up)"
Essentially an interactive black-and-white coloring book filled with amusing tools to guide users in their pursuit to locate their inner artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HYSTERY APP by V T Davy
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Could use more wonder but otherwise an impressively conceived story with true weight."
A lesbian couple accidentally creates an extremely unique app in Davy's (A Very Civil Wedding, 2014, etc.) darkly satirical sci-fi novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS: THE GOD APP. by Peter D. Snow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A fresh, gripping fictional rendition of 'the greatest story ever told.'"
A debut novel that dramatizes the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T LET THE PIGEON RUN THIS APP! by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2011

"The $6.99 price tag may cause a little sticker shock, but endearing characters, creative interaction and Willems' idiosyncratic storytelling make this app worth the splurge. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A puerile pigeon pesters and pleads to get what he wants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN IN THE TRENCH COAT by Trueba Interactive App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An elementary karate chop to those temptations that undermine our integrity. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A deliberate and shimmeringly creepy cautionary app that taps a hoary old folktale as it delivers the goods. Read full book review >