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BOOK REVIEW

RANDY THE DAYDREAMING DOG by Jan Graveline
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"A perfect choice for those who value weak potty humor, a hollow story and uninspiring animation and interaction. Others would do well to set their alarms before this dream takes shape. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
After his master leaves for work, a dog passes the time by daydreaming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A QUEST FOR GOOD MANNERS by Karin Lefranc
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2011

"Grownups on a quest to teach youngsters table manners will enjoy this app (probably rather more than the children it is aimed at, though). (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A princess and dragon learn manners in a pleasant-enough medieval adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE FRIGGLEPANTS BUILDS A ROCKET SHIP by Melissa Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2011

"The unpretentious illustrations, the silliness of the story and cute voices of the young narrators may appeal to preschoolers. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
An amateurish digital picture book presents some homemade charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOUCH AND FEEL ABC by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A sweet if fragile introduction to the building blocks of words. (Board book. 2-3)"
The ABCs come to life in a touch-and-feel book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHO'S TALKING! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. (Board book. 1-3)"
A lift-the-flap, press-the-button, sign-the-word novelty board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA IN SPACE by Fairlady Media, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Children hoping for a substantive tour of the solar system may be disappointed, but those who click with the games should build some skills. (iPad informational/math app. 6-8)"
A skim across the solar system serves as a framework for a set of elementary matching and counting games. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BACKPACK! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"While a clever idea, as young children are often obsessed with bags and packs, parents wishing to avoid the overt marketing ploy should seek another title. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A branded lift-the-flap offering featuring five Skip Hop animal backpacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO I SAY? by Opposite Inc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2013

"Dax's own story voice in the end may not be too remarkable, but with an assist from readers, it can at least sound much more exciting. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
This audio-Mad Libs app featuring a shape-shifting alien on a visit to Earth is gimmicky but well-executed enough to overcome a scattershot story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST WORDS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While an admirable effort to give toddlers what they love, this and its companions are overly busy and prove that less is more with young children. (Board book. 1-3) "
In this primer of common words for toddlers to learn, there are flaps to lift, textures to feel, and photos to name. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOMMY by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Unlikely to win Peppa any new admirers, but her steadfast fans will be pleased as punch with this paean to Mummy Pig. (Board book. 2-5)"
Peppa Pig, of British TV and Nick Jr. fame, celebrates all the wonderful things about her mommy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRITE AND WIPE COUNTING by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tablet of primary-ruled paper with a variety of writing implements will do the same job while also encouraging creativity. (Board book. 3-5)"
Home-schoolers will love this—for a minute. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An excellent introduction to an evergreen topic. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Little ones learn about trucks. Read full book review >