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Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

February 5, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

The first digital Seuss collection for young readers ...

An exceptional new app for young readers (with five books in one) is now available from Oceanhouse Media! This is the digital version of the print collection available from Random House. It includes the following digital titles, all fully reviewed individually on this site (click on the title to link to our review):

The Cat in the Hat

Fox in Sox

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

The Foot Book

In print, this book collection has been a favorite of parents, teachers & young readers. All five of these titles are among the Seuss books that stick to sight words for the benefit of 'learner readers'. Like the other titles from Oceanhouse Media, this book also has an eye on educational enhancements. For the read-a-long effect, each word is highlighted as it is read. Tap on any word to hear it spoken, even in the 'read-it-myself' mode. These book apps also have ample settings, with the absence of only one thing I would suggest - page guides.

For interactivity, most of the items pictured in the story react to a light tap with a visual image of the word with accompanying audio. For example, tap on any image and you will see the word appear with audio reinforcement. If the image tapped is also represented in the text on that page, the word(s) will highlight as well. I find that omBooks are also the easiest titles to share with multiple children since they do not feature a lot of interactivity and have very little or no animation.

In digital form, Seuss book apps are often even more fun than in print and these five titles are no exception. This collection is also a great starting place for a digital library. Two of the books (The Foot Book & Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can you?) are also short enough for bedtime reading. Readers should expect more editions in this series of omBooks ... the 2nd collection in print included: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, Dr. Seuss's ABC's, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh the Thinks You Can Think! and I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! This app is certainly a 'must download' for any digital collection for young readers. Highly recommended!

[If you are not familiar with the digital versions of Dr. Seuss from Oceanhouse Media, check out the video tab - we have a demo of The Cat in The Hat to give you an idea of what these omBooks are like ...]

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.

 







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Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

February 5, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Dr. Seuss

Developer:
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
75 - 85 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
282 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

This book contains 5 books in 1 ... all 5 have been reviewed on this site. To see a full synopsis for each title, please follow these links to the individual book app reviews:

The Cat in the Hat

Fox in Sox

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

The Foot Book

"Beginner Books is the Random House imprint for young children ages 4-8, co-founded by Phyllis Cerf with Ted Geisel, more often known as Dr. Seuss, and his wife Helen Palmer Geisel. Their first book was Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (1957). The rest of the series was modeled on the requirement Seuss set himself in writing that book: for each book, the author was to use no more than 200 words taken from a list of 379 words compiled by Cerf as the basic vocabulary for young readers, along with twenty more slightly harder "emergency" words." Source: Wikipedia

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Auto-Play, Read-it-myself, Read-to-me, Sound Effects/News: On/Off, Links to: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Web & AppStore

App Release Date:
2012-02-01

 






Size: 77.35 MB

Version: 1.0.8

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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