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When Life Hands You Lemons ...

May 4, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

This is a large collection of poems for kids and "the young at heart." The app description suggests it is in the spirit of "Shel Silverstein poerty and Family Circus humor". I could also imagine the main character from Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing (Judy Blume) penning some of these irreverent poems.

There aren't many poetry book apps for kids in the app store, so if you're looking for something to scratch that particular itch for your 6-10 year old, this one should do the trick. It is chock full of funny, irreverent poems with just the right amount of childish sentiment. The book app is nicely illustrated in black & white line drawings with simple narration by the author.

There is a setting to turn off narration and simple swipe-style page turning. There are no other settings however, which is problematic in a book this long. The addition of a page guide or table of contents for the over 50 poems would be my top suggestion for an update. Otherwise this is a nice ebook of poems for the elementary set. Great for kids learning about poetry and/or to inspire their own writings.

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When Life Hands You Lemons ...

May 4, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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B. J. DeLong

Rubber Chicken Media

Length (time):
15 - 20 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 6 - 10

English •

Length (pages):
56 Pages


Story Synopsis - When Life Hands You Lemons ...

This book of poetry contains the over 50 poems covering tops from skeletons & candy to laughter, siblings and birthdays.


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Orientation: Portrait

Format: iPad


Narration On/Off

App Release Date:


Size: 25.5 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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