Search Results: "TRC Family Entertainment"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WISHINGTOOTH STORYBOOK ADVENTURE by TRC Family Entertainment
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"The complicated yet predictable storyline and the interactive experience are mostly disappointing. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
A story about the Tooth Fairy displays an animation aesthetic. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK by Haab Entertainment
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 5, 2014

"A smartly designed treatment of Doyle's London that makes a short story feel full and novelistic. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.)"
A classic Sherlock Holmes tale gets lavish interactive treatment, with opportunities for sleuthing for readers. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It is well-known that many diaries were written during the Holocaust. Most, like their authors, were lost. Only a few, like Lipszyc's, survived. Her ultimate fate may be unknown, but her journal of torment is a testament to the survival of the human spirit in the face of evil."
During the dark days of the Holocaust, a bright 14-year-old girl of the Lodz ghetto committed her deepest feelings to a diary. Now that important diary is published. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 22, 2012

"A captivating experience that encourages users to keep coming back for repeat visits."
The inimitable Attenborough conducts a fascinating interactive tour of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and its legendary collection of fantastic greenery from around the globe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEMENTE by The Clemente Family
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This loving family biography of a husband, father, baseball player, pioneer and crusader for justice serves as a fitting tribute to a truly great man. For a fuller portrait, pair with David Maraniss' Clemente (2006)."
A family's recollection of a baseball, and humanitarian, legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GROWING UP GRONK by Gronkowski Family
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2013

"Unapologetically laudatory and ultimately dull."
Each of the five Gronkowski siblings gets a chance to run the ball up the middle in this tepid profile of an exceptional American family that has so far managed to send three of its sons to the NFL. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 27, 2012

"It's a nice-enough book with a well-handled message, but probably not one that holds up to too many repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A storybook with a clear, easy-to-understand message about embracing the similarities of friends who live under different circumstances, this app succeeds even if its page structure proves cumbersome. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Caring is Sharing by Stacy Johnson
Released: June 3, 2016

"An earnest, pedagogical kids' book whose illustrations are its most appealing aspect."
In Johnson's (Charli's Rainy Day, 2016, etc.) illustrated children's book, little girls learn how to share toys and have more fun. Read full book review >