Search Results: "Rival Schools Digital Agency"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF KALKALILH by Loud Crow Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Not too spooky for bedtime yet with distinct chiller-diller potential, this folk tale marries tradition and modernity with great style. (iPad folk-tale app. 6-9)"
Two children have trouble staying in bed until their Mooshum, their grandfather, tells them a Coast Salish cautionary tale featuring a "scary old woman who eats the toes of children as if they were grapes!" 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

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 >

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

JOYCE'S ULYSSES by Naxos Digital Services Ltd
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 1, 2014

"We suspect Joyce himself would be pleased with this production, a boon for scholars and general readers alike. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Stately, plump Buck Mulligan and crew find themselves well-served in a new app that blends Joyce's text with its Greek inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL I BE? by Richard Sinclair
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Despite meaningless distractions, a happy story full of possibilities. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A cheery story tells children that they can be whatever they want to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR BIG CITY by Ali Mitgutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A short set of visual puzzles, closer in overall complexity to Richard Scarry than Where's Waldo. (iPad seek-and-find app. 3-5)"
A pioneer of the "busy, busy crowd scene" style of illustration slips into the digital domain with tablet versions of several classic titles—including this low-key but involving example. Read full book review >

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

MY MONSTER MAYHEM by Anita  Pouroulis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2012

"Slight but fun enough. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
An interactive introduction to a motley crew of mischievous monsters whose titular mayhem lands a young girl in trouble with her mum. Read full book review >