Search Results: "Oetinger GmbH"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE FROG by Anke Dammann
by Anke Dammann, illustrated by Anke Dammann, developed by Oetinger GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"This is one adventure best left hidden. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A simple, predictable story of animal friends playing hide-and-seek loses itself in the telling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINY FIREFIGHTERS by wonderkind GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2013

"All in all, as an activity book, it's a win for hand-eye coordination, reasoning-skill building and engaging fun. (requires iPad 2+) (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Heroic opportunities abound in this tiny, one-page world of fire and rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TINY AIRPORT by wonderkind GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2014

"Absorbing diversion for both old hands and first-time fliers. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.) (iPad seek-and-find app. 2-4)"
A trio of cartoon scenes positively laden with animated surprises will rivet tap-happy 2-year-olds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA SKIN CHAOS! by Lilli  L'Arronge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"An entertaining ruckus, still in need of a tweak or two to reach its full, parental-insanity-inducing apotheosis. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
The audio balance may not be quite right, but this brief and busy e-version of a nearly wordless German tree-book brings the noise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKA'S ADVENTURE by Florian Biege
by Florian Biege, illustrated by Florian Biege, developed by zuuka! GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2010

"An exciting jaunt, imbued with a sense of mystery—but readers curious about what happens next or the significance of what Mika finds will have to wait for future episodes to find out. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
A lad discovers an abandoned jungle city in this well-designed first chapter of an original tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"This spectacular synthesis of elements creates magic on the iPad. Parents and kids won't want to tear themselves away. (iPad music app. 3-10)"
A melodious music app combines artistic creativity with top-notch execution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETE AND THE SECRET OF FLYING by Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2011

"A technologically respectable app that's grounded by a subpar and potentially problematic storyline. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An avian iconoclast rises above conventional mores to find his bliss and enlighten others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR LILLIPUT by Sebastian Büttner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2014

"Dr. Lilliput's tale is much like a spoonful of sugar: sweet but not actually beneficial, unless it helps the medicine go down. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Dr. Lilliput might make a sick child laugh, but he won't really help readers understand what's happening when they get a cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUR OF THE WOLF by Andrius B. Tapinas
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 6, 2014

"One wishes that the story were as well-thought-through as the app. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Steampunk-y counterfactuality meets late-breaking technology in a package that's better than its content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NETWARS - THE BUTTERFLY ATTACK by M. Shaw Coleman
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 15, 2014

"It's terrific good fun, for all its sobering message. And if you want to learn how to stop that streetcar with a worm, well, here's your how-to."
Blending comics, online game and real-life IT security drills, this app is just the thing for the budding National Security Agency tech—or black-hat hacker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAURA'S JOURNEY TO THE STARS by Klaus Baumgart
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2014

"Still, this bedtime adventure is worth the trip, if mostly for the sentimental 'siblings in space' journey. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Two siblings travel in their rocket ship to find a dog star in this sleepy, sweet adventure. Read full book review >