Search Results: "Oceanhouse Media"


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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But this book will convince many that the counterculture is alive and well—and more widely dispersed than ever. (Author tour)"
An inspired look at how ideas are disseminated by the media and at how new concepts can be injected into the mainstream, altering views about critical social issues. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET OF INSECTS by Barbie Heit Schwaeber
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2014

"Budding naturalists, even younger ones, can easily find more dependable and systematic guides to their backyard biota. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Digital tweaks add interactive features to this edition of an insect ABC (originally packaged in 2007 as a book/CD set). Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Watching a bunch of trucks at work. Life doesn't get much better. And these guys talk to you. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A jaunty tour through an urban construction site extends the best-selling picture book's audience to young app users. Read full book review >

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BYRON BARTON COLLECTION #1 by Byron Barton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Bright, simple and loaded with big machines—a steam engine, a fire boat and even a crop-duster, among others—this app is sure to appeal to young transportation enthusiasts. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Barton's books about transportation are notable for their spare simplicity and bright pop-art illustrations; here, four gain added value with features that both entertain and encourage reading skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIA MARATHON by Erik Barnouw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"If Barnouw's book misses an overall theme or meditation, it is saved by his deep knowledge and intimate, jargon-free style. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compact companion to his monumental History of Broadcasting in the United States (not reviewed, etc.), Barnouw's spry and episodic selection of personal experiences covers a multimedia career ranging from musical revues and radio shows to TV and books. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 1964

"The printed word, however, is a cold medium, and this book requires concentrated reader application for reward."
The Director of the Center for the Study of the Extensions of Man at the University of Toronto, Marshall MoLuhan here investigates the psychic and social consequences of technological media on man and his societies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE by Melinda Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"A lively alternative to the 2003 print version, with judicious audio and interactive tweaks but blessedly free of games and like silly distractions. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Pans, zooms, gruff vocals and piratical sound effects add even more swash to the buckles of young Jeremy's first encounter with Braid Beard and his disreputable crew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELMER'S SPECIAL DAY by David McKee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2011

"This winner combines feasible problem solving, bug-free special effects, plenty of eye candy—particularly toward the end, when all the wildly decorated wild things are cavorting about—and easy navigation. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
The patchwork pachyderm again finds a way to wage peace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MCELLIGOT'S POOL by Dr. Seuss
by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Dr. Seuss, developed by Oceanhouse Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"Another solid Seuss adaptation from Oceanhouse, which allows readers to hook plenty of goodies. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
In this iPad adaptation of the Seuss classic, a young fisherman is undeterred by the warning that there is nothing but trash where he is fishing. A little imagination and a lot of Seuss-ian descriptives make this a productive expedition indeed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A POTTY - GIRL by Alona Frankel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A familiar story and illustrations enhanced with interactivity give this classic new life. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
Interactive and entertaining, this 1975 classic that has been introducing kids to the potty for years adapts well to the iPad, integrating amusing sound effects, interesting use of page transition and even a sing-a-long. Read full book review >

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IT'S TYRANNOSAURUS REX! by Dawn Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"Interactive features are so limited that, platform aside, there isn't much to choose between this and the print edition. (iPad informational storybook app. 7-9)"
A melodramatic but gore-free introduction to T. Rex for younger and weak-stomached dino-fans. Read full book review >