Search Results: "Paramecio Studio"


BOOK REVIEW

EACH TO HIS OWN! by Davide Cali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2013

"No bells but maybe a few whistles and definitely some giggles. (iPad novelty app. 5-9)"
In this droll, wordless import, a dozen dogs or other animals are connected to as many walkers by, usually, very long leashes. Read full book review >

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I CAN DO THIS by Satoe  Tone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"Head-scratching storyline aside, it's a beautiful book. Here's hoping Tone will continue to create stunning visual scenery and leave the writing to someone else. (iPad storybook app, 2-6)"
Bad writing sinks this perplexing story about a misfit bird. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIXEL AND PARKER by Spinlight Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"With a longer shelf life than your average iPad storybook, this will nevertheless keep readers spinning for more. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
When a boy's cat goes missing, a world of possibilities opens up, all at the spin of a wheel. Read full book review >

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BEN THE TRACTOR AND THE LOST SHEEP by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2011

"A solid technical effort that suffers from a severely shorn narrative. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Like the sheep featured in it, this app may not seem quite so appealing if it were stripped of its fluffy, soft surface. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL ANTICS by ZigZag Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Despite the beguiling title, give this one a miss. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Noisy, chaotic and overstuffed, this sheriff's hunt for small-time, mostly furry criminals shoots itself in the foot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERFUL ABC BOOK by TinyMagnet Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not really very wonderful after all. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
This very basic ABC book features attractive art but lacks enhancements that take advantage of the tablet technology. Read full book review >

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AMELIA AND TERROR OF THE NIGHT by OhNoo Studio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2012

"This app gets so much right that it's a shame it ends up offering too much of a good thing. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
An attractively creepy-cute app gets bogged down in too many distracting extra features to tell a great story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO IN THE CITY by Tom Schamp
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Urban oddities aplenty, spiffily presented in a format large enough to spread out on the floor for group viewing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A car trip into and then back through a busy city gives a young cat plenty to see. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN BOOTS by Charles Perrault
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"Amid the barrel full of Puss' digital appearances, this one falls toward the bottom. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
An undistinguished edition of the familiar tale, pairing a standard, lightly edited 19th-century text to a scanty assortment of grainy public-domain pictures. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A MOUSE HIDING IN THIS BOOK! by Benjamin Bird
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A good use of well-worn characters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The 74-year-old animated-comedy duo goes meta! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN by Trina Robbins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"Another fresh and funny outing in a mostly solid satiric series. (Graphic paranormal romance. 12-14)"
Proving that the power of teen love trumps even Heavenly directives, a budding graphic artist hooks up with an ethereally handsome new classmate. Read full book review >