Search Results: "Trueba Interactive App"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN IN THE TRENCH COAT by Trueba Interactive App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"An elementary karate chop to those temptations that undermine our integrity. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A deliberate and shimmeringly creepy cautionary app that taps a hoary old folktale as it delivers the goods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATIMA AL FIHRIA, STORY OF THE FOUNDER OF AL QARAWIYIN by Masarat App
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2012

"While not heavily interactive, this picture-book biography of a Muslim woman known for her devotion to both religion and education may be useful for audiences interested in Islam and women's history. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Although the story of a woman founding a university in Morocco in 859 has fascinating possibilities, this app is little more than a picture book with one touch-activated feature per page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE LITTLE PIGS CLASSIC by ADS Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"With so many superior versions of the same story available for the iPad, it's difficult to recommend such an unpleasant, halfhearted effort. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
Slapdash, inconsistently styled and needlessly grim, this off-putting take on the traditional tale is an unwelcome slog through cold mud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNEAK A SNACK by U.n.I Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2013

"Like a Twinkie for an afternoon snack, it'll appeal to young readers, but it's a poor substitute for satisfying, nutrient-rich storytelling. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)"
Alex unravels the mystery of the mess that was his after-school snack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SENDA AND THE GLUTTON DRAGON by Soyo Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2014

"Still, it's very hard to resist a dragon who finally eats his vegetables; parents who are trying to wean a child off an all-sugar diet should take a look. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A candy-devouring dragon is at the heart of this fairy-tale-themed bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM by Swipea Kids App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"Steer clear of this app and seek out a well-researched Arab folktale instead. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This story of a lowly ditch digger from Baghdad reinforces stereotypes about Middle Eastern culture and includes inaccurate information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLIP by Jill Hackett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2012

"Emma's world is neat, if a little grim, in concept, but without narrative development, it's as paper-thin as Emma's pop-up surroundings. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
An eye-pleasing, imaginative ride through a dark pop-up-book world that's unfortunately too choppy and short to truly take flight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOBY AND HIS DEAR FRIEND by Mariecat Graphics
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2011

"Far from purr-fect, this app still offers a few redeeming qualities. Are they worth the price of admission? Probably not. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A kitten observes his caterpillar pal's transformation into a butterfly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"Jacques and Missy make good travel companions, and the sights in Costa Rica are lovely, but making it through the app can sometimes feel less like a vacation and more like homework. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Friends Jacques and Missy, a cat and a mouse respectively, find adventure when Missy loses her red scarf in the air, forcing them to land their yellow prop plane in Costa Rica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PEOPLE by Loud Crow Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"A cozy, humorous change of pace from previous (mildly) scary encounters. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad folk-tale app. 6-9)"
More creatures from First Nations folklore greet young Thomas and Lily on their third visit to their grandparents' cabin in the Canadian Rockies (The Story of Kalkalilh, 2013, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MRS. SPRAT NEXT DOOR'S CAT by David Banner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2012

"A risky investment, even at half the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
An amphibious fish with an identity crisis disguises herself—and lives—as a cat. Read full book review >