Search Results: "Swipea Kids App"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM by Swipea Kids App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"Steer clear of this app and seek out a well-researched Arab folktale instead. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This story of a lowly ditch digger from Baghdad reinforces stereotypes about Middle Eastern culture and includes inaccurate information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATIMA AL FIHRIA, STORY OF THE FOUNDER OF AL QARAWIYIN by Masarat App
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2012

"While not heavily interactive, this picture-book biography of a Muslim woman known for her devotion to both religion and education may be useful for audiences interested in Islam and women's history. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Although the story of a woman founding a university in Morocco in 859 has fascinating possibilities, this app is little more than a picture book with one touch-activated feature per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BINGO SONG by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"The main offering in this app is cute, and the audio provides a dimension that traditional books cannot. But it's underwhelming, especially for the price. (iPad song app. 1-5)"
This utilitarian effort will appeal to fans of the song, but flawed recording features and minimal interactivity keep it from rising above the average mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN IN THE TRENCH COAT by Trueba Interactive App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An elementary karate chop to those temptations that undermine our integrity. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A deliberate and shimmeringly creepy cautionary app that taps a hoary old folktale as it delivers the goods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEOLOGY by Kids Discover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Clear science writing, captivating visuals and excellent design—a winning combination. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 9-12)"
With this app, Kids Discover continues to transform their print-magazine issues into multilayered informational experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUTSIDE by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A pleasant-enough exploration of the outside world. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about their environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTOON ABC by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"A well-crafted app that will hold interest for little ones as they learn and practice their ABCs. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
An engaging ABC app encourages kids to learn and explore the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3 LITTLE PIGGIES by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As it stands against the huff-and-puff of the App Store's inventory, it may as well be made of straw. (incompatible with iPad 1) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Safe, serviceable and completely dull, this soft-edged version of the oft-adapted pigs-in-real estate tale doesn't distinguish itself amid the dozens that also tell the same story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A grab bag for sure, but readers may find themselves angling to be in Budapest in April for its annual pillow fight. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Attractions—and repulsions—to stifle the next "Are we there yet?" whine from the back seat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wiley Kids in the Adventure of Cottonwood Canyon by The Wiley Kids
Released: March 22, 2015

"A well-written blend of education and entertainment, with relatable young protagonists and a deft 21st-century twist on historical sleuthing."
In this lively and inventive e-book, five canyoneering young friends shift into detective mode when they stumble upon a mystery rooted in Native American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY SON, HEY DAUGHTER, COME READ ABOUT WATER by Mind the Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Though at first glance these look like preschool fare, they are eye-openers for any young readers who think their drinking and waste water appear and vanish by magic. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Small children explore water cycles in four thematically related but independent minibooks. Read full book review >