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Chris P. Bacon - My Life So Far...

December 12, 2013

By: Jayne Clare

TeachersWithApps.com

An inspirational pig teaches children to believe in themselves ...

Crisp P. Bacon: My Life So Far, by Len Lucero & Kristina Tracy and developed by Oceanhouse Media, is a heartwarming story about a lovable and inspiring handicapped piglet. This tale is based on the true story and popular YouTube video about a baby pig born with a congenital defect that hinders mobility in his rear legs. Len Lucero, a veterinarian, builds Chris his own cart to enable him to get around independently. This inspirational story is all about how Len designs this 10 day old pig a wheel chair made of toy parts, and how Chris is given a second lease on life. This endearing app has much to teach in the way of empathy and celebrating diversity.

On YouTube, Pig in Wheelchair – Chris P Bacon, has had nearly 2 million views. This story teaches children about compassion, acceptance, and loving your imperfections. Chris P. Bacon was rescued by his veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero after a young woman reluctantly dropped him off to be euthanized because of a congenital defect that affected his rear legs. Dr. Lucero gave Chris a second chance at life, with two wheels strapped to the rear of his body. Chris is now a perfectly healthy and happy piggie on-the-go.

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This app has been thoroughly evaluated by our staff. Please click on the 'star ratings' tab above, to see how it fared in all nine of our rating categories. See synopsis tab for more details about the storyline.

This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on November 10, 2013Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator.

Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. The author of this post, Ann Francis, is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad. Visit Ann at iPadBrainology.

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Chris P. Bacon - My Life So Far...

December 12, 2013

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Author/Illustrator:
Len Lucero and Kristina Tracy

Developer:
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
5 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
18 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Chris P. Bacon - My Life So Far...

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Join Chris P. Bacon- an adorable baby pig who was born without the use of his back legs- as he tells the story of his life so far! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Dive into this interactive book app and follow this inspiring little guy as he becomes a YouTube and talk-show sensation after his adopted dad, veterinarian Len Lucero, posts a video of the tiny pig learning to use his cart made of toys. What important lessons will your family learn in his first- but certainly not his last- book?

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, SFX/Music Vol. Controls, Record, Page Guide, Parents Section w/ Links to (under parental gate): AppStore, Web, Email, FB, Twitter

App Release Date:
2013-12-03

 






Size: 45.02 MB

Version: 2.5

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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