Our Overall rating: 3.25
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January 17, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

This isn't a book so much as a mini-game/activity for very young kids.  It is engaging and fun to 'flip' (or slide in the case of the iPad), the three different segments of each body to mix and match.  Create a mouserpillar-octopus, like I did above, or one of dozens of other combinations.  No audio, text or extras.

This little book is basically just an iPad version of a flip book, featuring a caterpillar, parrot, octopus, fish and mouse.  The illustrations are rich and have a sepia-tone quality, like antique paper. 

There is no other interactivity except to flip the pieces to create dozens of funny creatures.  A modern take on the flip-book, in touchable digital form.  For more combinations, there is an in app purchase for two 'expansion' sets:

Ant, Dinosaur, Lady Bug, Mantis, & Penguin  OR  Sea Horse, Sea Lion, Snowman, Alien, & Cat

The starter pack of creatures inclues 5 images (split into 15 segments), which isn't much play time, but otherwise a fun diversion.

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


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January 17, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Jake MacMullin

Jake MacMullin

Length (time):
2 - 4 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 1 - 5 +

English •

Length (pages):
6 Pages


Story Synopsis - Mousefish

Part mouse, part fish and part caterpillar. Or part parrot, part mouse and part octopus. It's up to you. Mousefish is a fun iPhone and iPad flip-book for children. It contains beautiful illustrations of various animals whose heads, bodies and legs (or tails) can be mixed and matched to create dozens of amusing combinations. (Source:  AppStore)


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Orientation: Portrait

Format: Universal


In App Purchase:  Expansion Packs

App Release Date:


Size: 12.2 MB

Version: 2.0

Lite Version Available: No




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