Oceanhouse Media have pulled out another Dr Seuss app from their creative hats. Everyone’s favourite cat in a hat makes an appearance, along with an astoundingly large extended rhyming family including I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today, King Looie Katz about the king of cats, The Glunk that Got Thunk about a little girl who likes to think, as well as The Big Brag about a couple of show offs, The Zax where we meet two stubborn characters, Too Many Daves-in fact 23 to be precise, What was I Scared Of all about an unusual fear, and Gertrude McFuzz a bird with a droopy feather!
For those of you who have read my previous review of a Dr Seuss app by Oceanhouse, you’ll be aware that I wasn’t terribly familiar with his stories, until now that is! I’m quickly picking up on the appeal and can even recognise the cat in the hat figure straight away now!
As with the previous apps, the original illustrations and text survive but with added narration and background audio. The interactivity centres on highlighting key words as the story is read to help young children, plus there’s the option of tapping on to individual words and pictures as you read through.
The app can be read in the familiar format of “Read to me”, “Read it myself” or “Auto play”. This makes the app flexible enough to appeal to a wide range of readers and ages. My young son enjoys listening to the stories, while my elder daughter will happily read them through on her own.
Available for both iPhone and iPad, it’s a valuable addition for all Dr Seuss fans out there. It retails at $7.99 on App Store. It is also available for Android and Nook.
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For Android, you can find Dr. Seuss’s Short Story Collection on Amazon for $9.99.
For Nook, find Dr. Seuss’s Short Story Collection from Barnes & Noble for $8.99.
Today’s app is reviewed by Iona Burchell. Iona is a wife and mum of two. She is a freelance writer, and has written for online and print media in a range of subjects varying from education to sport to travel. You can find her blog at www.redpeffer.me or tweet @Redpeffer.