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Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection

April 21, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

The first digital Seuss collection for young readers ...

An exceptional new app for young readers (with eight books in one) is now available from Oceanhouse Media! It includes the following digital titles:

The Big Brag, Gertrude McFuzz, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!, King Looie Katz, The Glunk that got Thunk, Too Many Daves, The Zax and What Was I Scared Of?

In print, these short stories have been favorites of parents, teachers & young readers for several generations. Like the other titles from Oceanhouse Media, this app 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, including page guides and recordable narration. 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. 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. These titles are also perfect for bedtime, since they are relatively short.

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Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection

April 21, 2013

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:
Yes

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
125 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection

Includes 8 Stories:

From Yertle the Turtle:

The Big Brag - A rabbit and a bear both boast that they are the "best of the beasts" only to be humbled by a mere worm who sees "the two biggest fools that have ever been seen!"

Gertrude McFuzz - A young bird named Gertrude obsessed to be prettier learns a valuable lesson about accepting and believing in oneself.

From I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories:

I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! - A boastful young cat learns the perils of bragging when he overconfidently declares he can lick 30 tigers.

King Looie Katz - King Looie of Katzen-stein insists that his tail be carried around which leads to his kingdom revolting with "demo-catic" results.

The Glunk that got Thunk - A small cat tells the story of his imaginative sister who "thunked a Glunk" and how he must team up with her to get rid of the disruptive creature.

From The Sneetches:

Too Many Daves - Mrs. McCave names all of hers sons "Dave" which causes problems in her family and leads to an amusing list of names she wishes she had named them instead.

The Zax - A north-going zax and a south-going zax stubbornly refuse to move out of each other ways and get literally get stuck in their tracks.

What Was I Scared Of? - A timeless message about fear and tolerance as the story’s narrator repeatedly meets up with an empty pair of pale-green pants, both who are equally afraid of each other.

[Source: iTunes]

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Record, Page Guide, News On/Off, Sound Effects/Interactions On/Off, Home, Links to: AppStore, FB, Twitter, Email, Web, Privacy Policy

App Release Date:
2013-04-10

 






Size: 96.72 MB

Version: 2.1.1

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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