Search Results: "Wales Interactive"


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 >

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

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

JACK LONDON’S DOG by Dirk Wales
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Moser's lovely engravings and a generally high production value give this volume visual interest, but that's not enough to rescue the whole. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Based on an episode from writer Jack London's life, this is a tale of a Yukon dog named Jack, which London may have known during his brief participation in the Alaskan gold rush. 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

GRUNTLE PIGGLE TAKES OFF by Jean Little
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise is a more engaging take on this theme. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A thinly disguised tract on literacy is made more palatable by some amusing bits in text and illustration. 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

IRON MAN MARK VII by Loud Crow Interactive
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2012

"Straight marketing fluff that offers a gallery of highlights in place of a storyline and is just worth its price (free). (iPad movie tie-in app. 9-12)"
Punctuated by driving beats of melodramatic background music and blasts of weapons fire, Tony Stark works on successive iterations of his Iron Man armor while facing villains from his earlier solo films in this digital minicomic. Read full book review >

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 >