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Happy Easter, Little Critter

April 8, 2014

By: Carisa Kluver

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Little Critter & his family celebrate Easter ...

Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer is one of the main series of Little Critter titles, published in print in 1988. In this title, Little Critter and his family celebrate Easter. Little Critter and his little sister find Easter baskets and go to church where they particpate in a traditional Easter egg hunt. The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the young reader tries to find all 17 of the little mice hidden on nearly every page. Children can also tap on 100 Easter eggs, although these are not really hidden.
 
Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal the Little Critter is, but, "he resembles a hedgehog, hamster or guinea pig." So, basically he's a rodent ... although a rather lovable one! Over 200 books have been released in this popular series, not to mention a whole line of toys, dvds and other products. 
 
Like other apps by Oceanhouse Media, this book is interactive in a way that enhances early reading skills. Most images (of mom, Little Critter and the people & things around them), will name themselves aloud while the word briefly appears over the illustration. For example, touch any egg and the word will appear on the screen simultaneously with audio narration. Additionally, the text on the page will highlight if the word is in the story. This provides nice audio-visual reinforcement for early literacy. The app also has great settings, including the ability to record your own narration, turn off sound effects or even to disable the interactive elements. Simple navigation is intuitive with a thumbnail page guide.
 
The delightful child narrator is easy to understand and a perfect fit, since the story is told in the first-person by Little Critter. Featuring the holiday treats that children look forward to every year, this title will enchant young and old alike.
 
Recommended!
 
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Happy Easter, Little Critter

April 8, 2014

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Mercer Mayer

Developer:
Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
6 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:
Yes

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8 +

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
21 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Happy Easter, Little Critter

Join Little Critter and his family in this interactive book app as they celebrate Easter! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Go on your very own Easter egg hunt to find 100 eggs hidden throughout the story as Little Critter enjoys all the traditional Easter activities!

Explore the Story:
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
- RECORD your own narration & share it with others
- SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation
- KEEP kids in the story with parental controls 

Play an Easter egg hunt mini game! Can you can spot every Easter egg throughout the story? Tap to tally them up!

Designed for children ages 2-5

[Source: iTunes]

 

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Orientation: Landscape & Portrait

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:
2013-03-11

 






Size: 39.38 MB

Version: 2.5

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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