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December 28, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A moral story about being who you are being more than enough ...

<p>This is a delightful 'moral story' based on the story of the giraffe that finds his purpose. At first Doolie thinks he is of no use and 'funny looking' with his long neck. Every other animal seems to have something useful to offer, but Doolie cannot find his 'gift'. Soon a little wise bird suggests he be himself and wait to see how he can find his true purpose.</p> <p>The app is solidly made with easy arrow page turning and nice narration, although no highlighting as read. The text is somewhat problematic in this app, though. It covers up the illustrations and is very small and text-heavy for a picture book. The story is well-crafted though, and each page does have fun interactive animations. Text can be removed altogether in narrated-mode. There is also a home button, but no page guide.</p> <p>The story has very simple illustrations and doesn't feel as polished as many other apps I've reviewed, however it has a great story and lovely message for young readers. It ends with the little bird telling Doolie, "You just need to be yourself. That's the best thing you can do. Do you Agree?"</p>

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December 28, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Keith Ventress

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Length (time):
8 - 10 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 6 - 10

English •

Length (pages):
10 Pages


Story Synopsis - Doolie

<p>Doolie is a giraffe living on the savannah, but he is very unhappy. He feels like all the other animals have a purpose but he is only funny looking with his long neck. Then a little bird tells him to be patient and 'enjoy being who you are' because 'the answers that you are looking for will come to you naturally at the right time.'</p> <p>Then one day the other animals need the giraffe to use it's long neck to look far and wide for a new watering hole. Because of the great distance Doolie can see, the animals are saved from thirst.</p>


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad

Options: <p>Read to Me (With or Without Text), Read Myself, Home, Links to: FB, Twitter, Web</p>

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Size: 37.69 MB

Version: 001

Lite Version Available: No




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