Search Results: "Ten Thunder LLC"


BOOK REVIEW

TREEHOUSES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST by Paul Victor
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 29, 2014

"A splendid gateway to the world of treehouse building that just might inspire users to take a crack at creating a little wonderment of their own. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.)"
The real-life Rivendell awaits in an app that captures the arboreal awesomeness that exists, not in Middle Earth, but within the borders of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KUNG FU PANDA 2 STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2011

"A motionless but gorgeous adaptation of a slick Hollywood kid flick. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Po the Panda is back to master Kung Fu, fight villains and, ultimately, discover the truth about his own identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SMURFS MOVIE STORYBOOK by FrogDogMedia LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

"Make room at the bottom of the barrel for this smurforrendous (non)effort. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A smurfstonishingly bad tie-in to the recently released film. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO HAS THE BIGGEST BOTTOM? by Marijke ten Cate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A quick bit of fun for fans of Bob Staake's Look! A Book! (2011) and like seek-and-find scrambles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this jolly import, spotting the largest bottom, the barest belly, the widest mouth and like superlatives in a loose gathering of children, animals and animate toys preparing to put on a circus will draw young viewers into all sorts of visual funny business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY COMES HOME by Luna Moth LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Unremarkable and uneven—steer clear. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
When a new baby arrives, Dudley misses special time spent fetching and playing ball with his family in this brief, predictable tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSES by Nanda Roep
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"Ponder Goembel (1995), or, for that matter, Else Minarik's Kiss For Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1968), this import could easily spark an intimate, giggle-inducing, parent-child bonding ritual. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When, snuggled up in bed, little Lisa raccoon asks Daddy for a kiss, she gets an entire catalogue to choose from: "Do you want . . . a witch's kiss? . . . a butterfly kiss? . . . a grandma kiss? . . . an Eskimo kiss?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LALOO THE RED PANDA by Lauren Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"It's likely young readers who pick up this well-made app will be learning about both Bollywood and red pandas for the first time—and they will be glad they did. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The adventure of a lost, rare red panda cub trying to find his way home is expertly packed with Indian culture, energetic artwork and engaging characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTIONS+ by 24 Notions LLC
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"Those are notions we can use. A fascinating exercise in appropriately scaled multimedia and a pleasure (if, for consumers, sometimes a guilty one) to read."
A high-tech update of social-critical texts such as Subliminal Seduction and Amusing Ourselves to Death, addressing our penchant for self-pampering and its dire consequences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGICAL TISSUES by Eva Scognamiglio
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2013

"This story is shallow, and the interactivity is weak. Perhaps Arianna should use the remaining tissue to wish for a more substantive app. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An enchanted pack of hankies grants wishes to a sick little girl. Read full book review >