Search Results: "TabTale"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2011

"Like the anonymous illustrator, Andersen's name is nowhere to be found here. Just as well. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A rhymed version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is thickly swaddled in an array of touch-activated animations and sound effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"A sticky-sweet rendition, with none of the original's pungency or strangeness. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A rhymed version of the classic, compressed into just 12 screens thickly strewn with touch-activated trifles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UGLY DUCKLING by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Well designed and produced, but no swan. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A verdant garden of options and interactive features is smothered by bland art and woeful versification. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE by Aesop
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2011

"Plenty of superficial child appeal, but the writer and the illustrator remain deservedly cloaked in anonymity. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
Bright, busy and oh-so-bland cartoons positively festooned with touch-activated effects carry this newly rhymed version of the classic fable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2011

"With the thumbnail page scroll and the ability to turn wooden text and narrative off, kids can easily navigate and enjoy what this app has to offer. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This classic tale of karma, retold in rigid rhyme and re-tooled with a different moral than the original, will enchant more with its activities than with its storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >