Search Results: "d?books interactive"


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

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

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

MR. PUNCH IN THE ESCAPE by BumpBump Books
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Punch and his partner Judy drew enthusiastic audiences in the 19th century; his appeal to the 21st is likely to be considerably smaller. (iPad storybook app. 14 & up)"
A distinctly peculiar app retells a grisly Victorian puppet show. 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

HERMES by BumpBump Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A pleasantly understated alternative to the many frenetic apps on the market. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
As might be expected for a god, Hermes' beginnings are far from ordinary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE ANCIENT WORLD by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2012

"The concept is strong, but the delivery has more than a few glitches. Slow response coupled with incongruous and primitive features leave this app somewhere in the Middle Ages. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
An interactive history lesson about ancient musical instruments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOUT AIRPORTS by Interact Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Every aspect of air travel flies high on interactive display in this new app for the preschool set. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
When a book that helps prepare children for first experiences is exciting as well as instructive, it's a keeper; this educational passport of fun for preschoolers interested in travel or for those about to board is just that. Read full book review >