Alice for the iPad [rating: 4/5]
A Beautiful Representation of the Lewis Carroll Classic Novel!
One of the selling points of the iPad was it’s ability to act as an eReader and the iBook Store was released to sell books to be read on the iPad. While the iBook Store is packed to the virtual ceiling with books they are all static text and pictures and with the additional features that the iPad offers it’s nice when an eBook adds value to it’s pages by adding additional features.
To do this the eBook must be made available as an app and that’s exactly what Atomic Antelope has done in it’s animated version of Alice in Wonderland called ‘Alice for the iPad’ a beautifully illustrated abridged version of the Lewis Carroll classic.
The eBook starts as it means to go own with a full page illustration in it’s own unique style. Navigating from this point onwards is via arrows placed at the bottom of the screen. It would have been nice if it was possible to swipe between pages in standard eBooks but that is not the case.
Where additional life is added to this adaptation is the 20 animated pages that act like a virtual pop-up book bringing the pages to life. These pages also make use of the accelerometer too so you find yourself able to swing around the White Rabbit’s pocket watch or make Alice grow and shrink which really adds to the enjoyment of the app. It would be nice if you could also move the pictures about using gestures but that’s not the case.
Because this is an abridged version of the book it’s going to appeal more to the younger reader rather than those who know the full book already.
Despite the few flaws this is a great read for the younger reader and for those looking for an eBook that takes advantage of the iPads additional features
- Wonderfully illustrated
- Animation makes the book come to life
- Keeps children engrossed
The Not So Good
- An abridged version of the classic novel
- No swiping of pages
Price: $8.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated: Apr 12, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0.1
Size: 26.0 MB
Seller: Atomic Antelope
© 2010 Atomic Antelope
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.