Search Results: "Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUR LITTLE PIGS by Kimara Nye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"The app price ($7.99 at the time of review) may make you squeal, but still it's a creative and charming alternative to standard swine fare. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
After complaining that a common fairy tale is boring and predictable, Tom is "spelled" into the story by his witch-grandmother. Read full book review >

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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 >

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WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Liz Maverick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Mean-spirited characters and elaborately snotty prose don't do much for this lifeless first outing. (Note to those who think chick-lit books are interchangeable: the stock cover photo of four towel-clad women is the same one used for The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue, p. 1336)."
Job: bad. Love life: dead. Cubicle neighbor: also dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALKING ABC by Jutiful Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2013

"These appealing creatures will draw preschoolers back for repeated readings and exposure to letter names and sounds—a winning combination. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
While ABC apps are certainly plentiful, these playful Claymation-style critters will bring giggles and multiple readings. Read full book review >

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JACK'S SECRET MONSTER by GameDigits Ltd.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"It's a message harried parents will appreciate but which even very young readers may feel lacks nuance. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Poor design choices and an unconvincing story hobble an attempt to create a Choose Your Own Adventure-style story about a boy and a mess-making monster in his house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY ANIMAL FRIENDS by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A bright, friendly read for little ones just starting to use books for themselves. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Baby animals on parade. Read full book review >

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I'M READY FOR SCHOOL by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"It's a little busy, but caregivers looking for plenty of skills practice in one volume may find this one a good value. (Board book. 2-5)"
Lots of preschool lessons are packed into a single, oversized board-book package. Read full book review >

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BABY TOUCH YOUR NOSE by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A demographically and developmentally appropriate offering. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Babies demonstrate simple actions in photos accompanied by one line of a couplet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S BIG NOISY DAY BOOK! by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Maisy fans are unlikely to give a hoot for this sugary and clumsily designed alternative. (Novelty board book. 1-3)"
Sophie la girafe's day gets off to a quiet start—but it definitely doesn't stay that way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SENSEATIONAL ILLUSIONS by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Despite some features with limited shelf life, a useful start to exploring the body's full sensorium. (Informational pop-up. 8-10)"
Pop-ups and bright graphics demonstrate that humans have more than five senses to fool. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK by DK Publishing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Together with its companion, a well-planned, well-crafted option for the littlest book lovers. (Board book. 0-2)"
Part of the Sophie la girafe series, this small, square, interactive board book features Sophie playing a game of hide-and-seek. Read full book review >