Oceanhouse Media released a new Dr.Seuss app – The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. It is on promotion right now.
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins was first published in 1938. It is one of Dr.Seuss’ earlier books. The story begins in the Kingdom of Didd, when the King Derwin is passing through a street, where a poor boy Bartholomew Cubbins is standing. Bartholomew removes his hat, following the laws, but another hat instantly appears… The king is mad and tries everything to take Bartholomew’s hat off, including threatening of death. When Bartholomew thinks he is going to die, the number 500 hat cames! … Not like other Dr.Seuss book, this one is not in rhyming, but in prose, with the same Seuss style humor.
It is a quite long book for kids. It took my son almost 30 minutes to finish the book. It is a good read for kids age 6 to 12.
- Three ways to read: “Read to Me,” “Read it Myself,” and “Auto Play”
- Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
- Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
- Professional audio narration and custom background audio for each scene
- Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Dr. Seuss
- This ‘Universal App’ is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
Now Oceanhouse Media has added new features to their children’s book apps. The main one is “Recording your own voice”. You can record your own reading page by page. Each time when you start reading, you can choose the narration or your own reading.
I was reading the book review on Amazon and can’t help agreeing with one of the reviewer there. This book could be a good parenting book – how many times we set unrealistic rules for our kids and forget their capability of following the rules. While a fun read for kids, we as parents can learn something from the book also.
iGameMom has a copy of The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins for iPhone/iPod/iPAD to giveaway, thanks to Oceanhouse Media. It is at the promotion price $3.99 right now.
To win the app, please leave a comment at this post, telling us what is the last Dr.Seuss book you and your child read together. All entries entered by midnight Feb.8 are eligible to win.
The winner will be randomly picked and announced here at this post on Feb.9.
The Winner is Danielle Todorovic. Congratulations! Enjoy the books!
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store link provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The link works for all countries.