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Earth Dog Story

May 13, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Earth Dog sniffs out sources of pollution ...

This eco-storybook app is made with simple settings and very little enhancement beyond narration, however the story itself is a winning choice for reading in the classroom for Earth Day or any other "green" celebration. It can also make a good bedtime story, although it is rather heavy on message, to a degree that might feel dogmatic to some older readers. A small "i" appears on the cover page but is not active. Note too, that the final page encourages a trip to the developer's website, EarthDog.org, to read more stories and play on-line games; with a small tap of this screen, young readers will find themselves on the web quite easily, something parents and teachers may wish to avoid by turning off browser access in the settings. This publication was developed in the late 1990's and also used as part of the United States energy conservation program under the Dept. of Education.

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Earth Dog Story

May 13, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Earth Dog

Developer:
COMPLETE MARKETING LTD

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 9

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
40 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Earth Dog Story

This is the story of how a junk yard dog once content with just chasing cats and eating out of trash cans had an experience that changed his life forever. From a pup with no direction to an Environmental Superhero. Earth Dog’s future Adventures & Contest make math, science and reading fun for kids of all ages as they join his adventures to save the Earth, by finding creative solutions to pressing environmental problems. Kids can even submit their own ideas which may be selected for use in future Earth Dog episodes. [Source: iTunes]

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, Links to: Web

App Release Date:
2012-04-05

 






Size: 19.32 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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