Search Results: "Trilogy Studios"


BOOK REVIEW

DESPICABLE ME: STORYBOOK by Trilogy Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"More a memento than a spinoff that will stand on its own—and readers who have seen the movie will be disappointed at how much has been left out. (iPad movie tie-in app. 6-8)"
A drastically abbreviated version of the 2010 film, with occasional interactive elements and a pair of mildly entertaining side features. Read full book review >

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HAROLD AT THE NORTH POLE by Crockett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A refreshingly simple and entertaining winter playground for busy fingers. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Harold and his magic purple crayon rescue Santa (and thus Christmas) from the grip of a Christmas Eve blizzard. Read full book review >

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HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON by Crockett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 30, 2011

"Readers will be charmed as Harold draws himself in and out of trouble and finally home to bed in this subtle blend of animation and story. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Harold takes a walk in the moonlight down the path of imagination and although this time the bunnies hop and the winds blow, nothing of the dreamy simplicity of the journey is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NUMBERLYS by MoonBot Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2012

"Still—a marvelous visual, if not tactile, experience. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A fanciful take on the invention of the alphabet, more a video than a full-featured app but through the roof for production values. Read full book review >

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LADYBUG ZEE by CoolAsh Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2014

"Some younger kids will enjoy the story, which briefly branches off in three directions before coming back together, but many storybook apps do the same kind of thing much better. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
A ladybug helps a friend and learns to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIKO by Imaginism Studios
developed by Imaginism Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2013

"The writing doesn't quite measure up to the slick production and design, but it's a grand adventure for a diminutive hero nonetheless. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
A fierce young warrior with a magic sword takes on a volcano-dwelling bad guy in this hybrid film/digital comic book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOPY LOST HIS LETTUCE by Pixelflip Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"This yarn could definitely use a tighter weave. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A crocheted calico snail loses sight of a coveted head of lettuce and must creep through a tremendously laborious story to try and find it. Read full book review >

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SORCERY! by Steve Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The many opportunities for inaction can dull the experience, but it's a cut above Choose Your Own Adventure in both visuals and complexity of play. (iPad adventure game. 11-13)"
Background noises, a self-adjusting narrative and stiff but elaborately detailed animated figures add extra avenues of engagement to the first episode of this four-part role-playing game, which was originally published across the pond in print in the 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROXIE'S A-MAZE-ING VACATION ADVENTURE by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2011

"Challenging? For sure. To the point of frustration? Very possibly. Lively, engrossing and well designed? Definitely. (iPad game app. 7-10)"
Munro (Eco-Mazes, 2010, etc.) shifts into high gear with this new—and first digital—addition to her labyrinthic series. Read full book review >

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RICHARD SCARRY'S BUSYTOWN by Night & Day Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Simple, rewarding and fun, this print essential for youngsters grows even more rewarding with repeated exploration in this digital upgrade. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Based on Richard Scarry's book by the same name, the app is less a story than an interactive game designed to teach children new words while exploring the world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WARRIOR STORY by We The Force Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2014

"A sanitized but action-packed rendition of the hero's early exploits. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Elaborate video game graphics give this somewhat embroidered account of David's youth and battle with Goliath a melodramatic cast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VEGGIE BOTTOMS by Red Card Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Kids may learn a thing or two about fruits and vegetables here. But selling it to them via potty humor seems rather desperate. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)."
A lowest-common-denominator approach to getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies. Read full book review >