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AlphaBELCH - A Children's Book About Burps

January 8, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

AlphaBELCH is just what it says it is, "A Noisy A-to-Z Book About Animals Who Burp", but it is also much more! This title, originally created for the iPad, is full of really fun animals with a button on every page to hear them burp. A second button on every page can be tapped to hear the text narrated. This means if you want you can easily read this without narration. The narrator is great though, so either way this is great alphabet book, with all the educational value that parents expect. 

It also has something kids love - the chance to laugh at funny sounds of bodily functions. And they are really funny and unexpected, like the fish that burp underwater and the firefly with it's musical burp. The bee, under "Q" for "Queen Bee" of course, has a burb that is several seconds of classical fast paced music with buzzing and then a final burp at the end. And the X is a "Xantus" which I had to look up ... it's a little seabird from the "Auk" family that breeds on the islands off California & Mexico. 

Very fun, educational and ends with a page full of humans, that says, "And Children, And Parents? They Burp Quite Profusely." The final page then adds that we all need to say 'Excuse Me'. So it does have an emphasis on manners, too. A really sweet little book that should be hanging around the top charts for some time.

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AlphaBELCH - A Children's Book About Burps

January 8, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Stephen White/Tony Neal

Stephen White

Length (time):
8 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 8 +

English •

Length (pages):
28 Pages


Story Synopsis - AlphaBELCH - A Children's Book About Burps

Each Letter of the Alphabet is represented by an animal:  Aardvark, Butterfly, Crocodile, Duckling, Elephant, Firefly, Giraffe, Horse, Inchworm, Jellyfish, Kangaroo, Lion, Moose, Newt, Octopus, Porcupine, Queen Bee, Rooster, Skunk, Toad, Unicorn, Vampire Bat, Warthog (Cover), Xantus, Yak, Zebra.  Then the final pages have a group of humans that burp as well, saying "And Children, And Parents?  They Burp Quite Profusely."  The final page then adds, "Everyone Burps, And Must Then Say Excuse Me!"


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Tap Buttons for Narration & Sound Effects (on each page)

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Size: 8.9 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No



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