Search Results: "ONCE Digital Arts"


BOOK REVIEW

TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA BALLERINA'S NEW BALLET TEACHER by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A sweet story that will likely put a twinkle in diminutive toes. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Angelina Ballerina gets a new dance instructor and learns to accept that there's more than one "right" way to do things. 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

HERO OF THE RAILS by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"A solid, interactive reading experience for kids who are more inclined to watch a video than to pick up a book. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Thomas fans are in for a treat, as this app delivers the same predictable experience they relish in video and book form, gently augmented with interactive enhancements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENDLESS ALPHABET by Callaway Digital Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Promising, though the navigation needs tweaking, and the glossary is still in an early stage. (iPad alphabet app. 4-7)"
Googly eyed cartoon letter-monsters scatter and can be nudged back into order to form words in this hyperactive vocabulary builder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPUNZEL by Silvia  Álvarez
adapted and illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, developed by Yippee Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"Adequate interactive effects and above-average visuals are wasted on a hacked-out, poorly told story line. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Beautiful illustrations are no compensation for the awful translation and incoherent plot of this "adaption" (as the narrator puts it). 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

THE LOST SONG by Daedalic Entertainment
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2013

"The value of art comes through loud and clear in this enjoyable, interactive musical tale. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A little boy helps his community remember that music is of extreme importance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL BOOKIDU by Digital Book Production
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2011

"Like an old-time radio drama, this rendition leaves plenty to the imagination. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Sans illustrations, decorations or even an option for audio narration this version of the folktale definitely charts its own course through the thickets of more fully featured apps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GULLIVER IN LILLIPUT by Jonathan Swift
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Fix that, and the developers will have an app worthy of repeat visits. (iPad storybook/game app. 6-9) "
Younger video gamers will feel right at home in this abridged rendition's elaborately animated environment. Read full book review >