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My Mom’s the Best

May 12, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A touching story about baby animals and their mamas ...

My Mom's the Best is a lightly animated and interactive app based on the popular print title, "My Mum's the Best" (published in Australia in 2007), by Rosie Smith with adorable illustrations from Brian Whatley. It features lovely narration and lots of fun sound effects. Even the youngest children will enjoy this simple storybook, although adults will also be touched by its subltle message of mother-child affection. Includes mothers from all parts of the animal kingdom (Bears, Dogs, Penguins, Fish, Monkeys, Seals, Parrots, Frogs, Elephants, Bats & Hippos). The illustrations and text go together seamlessly in this well-produced digital publication.


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My Mom’s the Best

May 12, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Rosie Smith/Bruce Whatley

Snappyant Pty. Ltd.

Length (time):
4 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 2 - 8

English • Spanish •

Length (pages):
12 Pages


Story Synopsis - My Mom’s the Best

My Mom’s the Best app is a simple, humorous depiction of baby animals celebrating what they love about their mums. Bruce Whatley's illustrations are brought to life through interactive animations that children will love, while Rosie Smith's story is enhanced with music, sounds of the wild and an amusing narration by Shawn Makris.

Age appropriate for children ages 2+, My Mom’s the Best is suitable for children to play and listen to independently, or as a lovely way to share storytime and laugh with you. Touch the cuddling bears and see how the mother squeezes a little tighter; see the mother dogs’ long and sloppy tongue licking her pup, the dancing hippos, and crazy singing mother bird will make you laugh out loud and sing along to the music. [Source: iTunes]


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, Language (English/Spanish), Info with Links to: Web, AppStore

App Release Date:


Size: 198.59 MB

Version: 1.2

Lite Version Available: No



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NOW IN SPANISH ! ***Makes USAToday's 10 Top iPad Apps for Kids This Year (2012)*** http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/16/top-apps-kids/1760605/ ***featured in "iPad Apps For Kids for DUMMIE...

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