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 for both kids and adults alike.
OZ is an interactive book that uses both sounds and animation to help bring the story to life. The subtlety of the technology doesn’t make the book seem completely different but instead helps to enhance the already amazing story. The book contains sounds that will help bring the story from the pages into your imagination and allow you visualize and feel the story. The book also contains over 20 interactive and dynamic pages that again compliment the story. This added technology helps lift the story to a new level and lets your imagination run wild.
The animation that comes from the pages is both dynamic and interactive. My favorites are the interactive images but the dynamic images are also very cool. An example of the dynamic images is when the house falls on the witch and you see a cloud of smoke around her shoes. This adds to the images that the author is trying to portray to the reader. The interactive images are very cool and my favorite would have to be when you are tasked with putting Tin man’s appendages back on him. After you do so you are also able to flail his appendages about which easily gets old but is still pretty cool. The story flows well and provides with moments to interact with the book which truly pulls your deeper and deeper into the story.
The presentation of the book is very clean and elegantly designed. This book actually contains the original illustrations by W. W. Denslow which is great. The images give the book the original feel while the interactivity help exploit the technology offered by the iPad. I am a techie but also respect the past so this is right up my alley. The sounds of the book are very clean and sound great on the speaker on the iPad. As always the beautiful display of the iPad brings a pop that you simply don’t have with paper books.
Overall I’d say if you are a fan of the original book and enjoy a great read with some interactive elements that the entire family can enjoy, pick this up. The book is a classic and the technology of the iPad doesn’t over power that but instead compliments it nicely. Immerse yourself in the adventures of Dorothy and her friends.
- Great Story
- Interactive Images
- Great Sounds to go with story
- More Interactive images would be nice
Released: Apr 11, 2011
Size: 75.0 MB
Seller: Robert Cunningham-Brown
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Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.