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Deep-Sea Submarine HD

April 23, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Become the driver of a submarine!

"You're the captain of a submarine!" ... your mission is to explore the seas. This app is very fun for kids, shown through a window that looks like a submarine looking out into the deep. Readers can play with the controls, turning the steering wheel and maneuvering the submarine through treacherous waters. Beautifully enhanced and full of engaging interactivity, this is one app that toddlers, preschoolers and anyone in the under six set will truly love.

Every other scene has text explaining the mission of the submarine driver ... on the scenes in between this text, the reader is challenged to move their submarine across the page using the control panel. This lovely framing of every page makes this book app super special - giving the sense to readers of being inside a sub, controlling its movement.

Overall, this title is a wonderful collaboration between TouchyBooks & Top That Publishing. It is solidly made and full of fun, educational interactivity. Text doesn't highlight as narrated (unfortunately), but otherwise this is a solidly made app with ample settings to navigate the book, adjust sound effects and set up for reading silently. Recommended!

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


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Deep-Sea Submarine HD

April 23, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Top That! Publishing

Length (time):
6 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 7

English • Spanish •German •

Length (pages):
22 Pages


Story Synopsis - Deep-Sea Submarine HD

Explore the deep sea as the driver of a submarine! See school of fish, sharks and even a squid that fills the screen with ink if tapped. Move your submarine through scenes on every other page that allow lots of exploration. Everything from a pirate ship to investigate to many ocean species. Use the levers, buttons, wheels and dials to see the submarine move.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Page Guide, Effects On/Off, Help, Home, Links to: Web, 

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Size: 16.75 MB

Version: 1.0.1

Lite Version Available: No



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