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Three Blind Mice HD

February 24, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

This ebook app is based on Wooleycat's Musical Theater, a book with audio cd that was previously published in print. The book contained 10 stories with songs, and this tale of "Three Blind Mice on Vacation in Africa" is one of the story-songs from the original 2003 edition.

The song and story are whimsical, telling a variation on the fable of 3 blind men and an elephant. Each blind man (or mouse in this case) touches a different part of the animal, and all mistake it for something else. The story is often used as a analogy for the importance of communication and why we need to see the 'whole picture' to really understand something.

As a musical tale, this storybook is very catchy. The text highlights as it is sung and the story has a nice chorus that emphasizes that there's a whole lot more to each of us than our parts. My son really enjoyed reading this book. It has easy page turning and illustrations that complement the story/song nicely.

The book also has a little bit of interactivity with sound effects, mostly of the mice talking about exploring and authentic 'elephant' noises. It is a good title for bedtime or a short diversion for a child by themselves. Overall this is a nice little book and it's print version got 5 stars from several reviewers at Amazon.com. The mice are even comical, with cameras and binoculars oddly among their accessories!

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Three Blind Mice HD

February 24, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Dennis Hysom/Christine Walker

Developer:
PicPocket Books

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
17 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Three Blind Mice HD

This musical storybook has three blind mice dressed in safari attire (along with their walking sticks and dark glasses). The song narrates the story as it tells of their adventure with an elephant. The first mouse touches the elephant's knee and thinks it is the trunk of a tree. The next mouse pulls on the elephant's ear and thinks he has found a large plant. The third mouse finds the elephant's trunk and thinks it's the end of a fire hose. A chorus plays in between each mouses discovery with, "Ears and nose, tell me what you see! ... Knees and toes, there's a whole lot more to me ... Toes and knees, hips and shoulders, too! ... Nose and ears, there's a whole lot more to you!" The elephant then speaks, "I'm not a plant or a hose or a tree! I'm an elephant!"

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad

Options:

Audio On/Off, Highlight Words On/Off

App Release Date:
2011-02-09

 






Size: 36.2 MB

Version: 2.3

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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