Dumbo: Disney Classics Review – Big story, big ears and a big success

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Disney recently released the classic story of Dumbo as an interactive app for the iPhone and iPad. For children young and old the story of Dumbo is an endearing classic and while this interactive story book to the original story and artwork it also and features such as coloring pages, puzzles and a musical instrument in the form of a Calliope straight … Read More

Apple Releases iBooks 2 With Interactive Textbooks For iPad

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On Thursday, Apple announced, at a special education event in New York City that they have updated the iBooks application to iBooks 2 for iPad to accommodate interactive textbooks, something that has remained unchanged for generations. Apple is looking to redefine the usgae and distribution of textbooks and information, and is using its already available iBookStore and bracnhing out. Introducing … Read More

Gone Wishing – Interactive Storybook Review

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Rating: Gone Wishing – Interactive Storybook Review: Highly Interactive Storybook for iPad! Gone Wishing is an interactive storybook that is a lot of fun. This book comes packed with tons of great functionality and capabilities that really bring out the capabilities of the iPad. Books like this are what make reading on the iPad a pleasure. Gone Wishing ($3.99) is … Read More

A Snappy Christmas 3D for iPad: Fun Idea, But Needs Work

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Rating: A Snappy Christmas 3D Review: A storybook for kids based on the Snappy Dragons character. While the character is cute, the book is lacking in many areas. The app is a reading book for children and offers options between English and French, and between Read By Myself or Read To Me. There are also three games included that give … Read More

Back in Time Review: A Beatiful Coffee Table Book for your iPad

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Rating: Back in Time Review: There is nothing quite like a large coffee table book brought to popularity by the coffee table books about coffee tables introduced by Kramer in 1994 episode of Seinfeld. These books are big, glossy, encyclopedia like books full of gorgeous pictures and information and Back in Time is the iPad equivalent of this. Back in Time … Read More

Woolly Mammoth in Trouble: Who Knew a Mammoth Could Teach Reading?

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Rating: Woolly Mammoth in Trouble Review: With all the quality you would expect of an app produced with the backing of the Smithsonian Institution, Woolly Mammoth in Trouble is both exceptionally beautiful and exceptionally well designed for it’s purpose. Woolly Mammoth in Trouble is a lovely picture book about a woolly mammoth that gets separated from his herd. This app … Read More

March of the Dinosaurs Review: A Great Introduction to the Story of Dinosaurs

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Rating: March of the Dinosaurs Review: March of the Dinosaurs was released earlier this year to pretty good reviews. It tells the story of two dinosaurs and their adventures growing up in the Artic. March of the Dinosaurs for the iPad is the companion which not only tells the story but also provides detailed background on some of the dinosaurs that … Read More

‘A Boat Message’ Review – Adventure Story About An Origami Paper Boat

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Rating: ‘A Boat Message’ for iPad is a storybook-style app for children ages 4 and up. It is a quiet-time adventure about an origami paper boat that sails off to a variety of adventures with the mission of writing a letter. Review A Boat Message is a finite, 16-page storybook. The story, the graphics, the music are all geared for … Read More

‘OZ’ for iPad New Interactive Book Based on “The Wizard of OZ”

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Rating: OZ is an interactive story book that is based on the original “The Wizard of OZ” by L. Frank Baum. This is an adaptation of that book that varies slightly in the story but the core characters are there and the storyline is much the same. Using current technology, this book comes alive and makes it’s an intriguing read … Read More

Forgotten Colours for iPad 15 Stories In 1 Illustrated Book

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Rating: Forgotten Colours for iPad is a series of fifteen illustrated short stories that take on an entire series of heart felt topics. This book brings the iPad’s wonderful display and illustrators David Garcia Fores, Desiree Arancibia and Marta Garcia’s skills together to help put beautiful images to great stories. I found the stories and characters to be incredibly intriguing … Read More

Rapunzel 3D for iPhone and iPad [Quick Look]

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Rapunzel 3D is new iPad book telling the original story of Rapunzel in both a 2D and 3D option. Along with the two viewing flavors you also have two ways to read the book as you can either read it yourself of have it narrated to you. The story is told over 20 original drawings that beautifully depict the story. … Read More

Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition A Great Addition to Your Electronic Library

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Peter Rabbit: Buddy Edition Rating: I grew up with the stories of Peter Rabbit and so to see it being released on the iPad is great especially as I have my own children who I can share it with now and enjoy it vicariously through them. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was written by Beatrix Potter and it’s been beautifully represented … Read More