In ‘Otter on His Own,’ Doe Boyle’s lyrical text (Soundprints, 2002), Robert Lawson’s expressive illustrations, plus a few enhancements (Oceeanhouse Media, Inc.) deliver an informative, visually appealing app.
Kane Miller publishers have been bringing outstanding international children’s titles to the attention of American readers for more than thirty years. Their list includes such favorites as Mem Fox’s Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Taro Gomi’s Everyone Poops, Jae Soo Liu’s Yellow Umbrella, and more recently, Atinuke’s “Anna Hibiscus” series. Boom Bah!, first published in Australia, […]
This app takes advantage of the iPad’s capabilities, incorporating sound, motion, and interactivity, while letting the story remain the focus. As our reviewer Cathy Potter points out, Jansson’s die-cut illustrations translate well to the digital format, and add to the story’s appeal. Title: The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My Author: Tove Jansson Illustrator: […]
Matchbook Digital, known for it’s stunning photographic presentations of animal life, has released its first storybook app. Audrey Sumser reviews it below. Title: Hello to the Moon! Narrated by: Steve Goulding Developed by: Matchbook Digital LLC Platform: iOS, requires 4.0 or later Version: 1.0 Price: $1.99 PreS-Lush artwork in a variety of media provides the […]
While embedded videos and plentiful images offer a look at presidents in action, factual errors and typos mar this app. Title: American Presidents and First Ladies Author: Marc Schulman Developed by: Multieducator, Inc. Platform: iOS, requires 5.0 or later Version: 1.0 Price: $.99 Gr 5 Up-Every president from George Washington to Barack Obama is featured […]
Whether or not you like getting up-close and personal with insects, you won’t be able to resist this app. I can’t think of a better way to introduce students to the world of microscopic (and slightly larger) creatures. Title: Mini Monsters Illustrated by: Steve Gschmeissner, Eye of Science, Power and Syred Developed by: 3D4Medical.com Partners, […]
In ‘Tate Modern Art Terms’ for iOS Simon Wilson defines the media and movements of the past century and a half of art.