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Dr. Seuss's ABC

September 26, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A classic for young readers comes to life in digital ...

Dr. Seuss's ABCs is a fun book app, pairing great sound effects and narration with the whimsical illustrations that make Seuss books instant classics. The book shows off the alphabet with crazy made-up seussical animals like the Fiffer-feffer-feff and Little Lola Lopp.

In print, this book has been a favorite of toddlers and their parents since it's publication in the early 90's, with many reprints including a board book version. Like the other titles from Oceanhouse Media, this book has an eye on educational enhancements. For the read-a-long effect, each word is highlighted as it is read. You can also tap on any word to hear it spoken, even in the 'read-it-myself' mode.

For interactivity, most of the items pictured in the story react to a light tap with a visual image of the word with accompanying audio (for example, tap the hat on the "H" page and hear "Hen in a hat" as the words appear simultaneously). If the image tapped is also represented in the text on that page, the word will highlight as well. A must for any digital bookshelf!

New updates in September of 2012 include the addition of a page guide, additional settings for sound and the ability to record your own narration. These setting also allow for tappable images within the book app to be turned off, a useful feature for both silent reading and in educational settings.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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Dr. Seuss's ABC

September 26, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Dr. Seuss

Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
10 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 6

English •

Length (pages):
32 Pages


Story Synopsis - Dr. Seuss's ABC

26 letter and 26 verses comprise this zany book of ABCs from Dr. Seuss. From Aunt Annie's alligator to a "Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz", readers will find all the letters represented along side some fabulous fictional creatures.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


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:


Size: 19.84 MB

Version: 1.08.4

Lite Version Available: Yes



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