Ratings and Reviews
Excellent app, constructive criticism
This book app skillfully blends the static text of the printed version with multimedia and interactivity. The few videos included are relevant and interesting. I wish the app included other videos that were mentioned in the text. Also, I wish it had a tappable index to let readers re-locate a word, image, or video without having to remember the page it was on.
The app is rated 4+, but the vocabulary and complex sentences are too advanced for kids that young. To his credit, my 5 year old kindergartener kept an interest as I read to him, but I believe that's because he has been captivated by deep sea creatures for two years. For kids with a fleeting interest, this book may not hold their interest. I recommend it for 8 and up.
The navigation is good, and the hotspots are consistent and explained well at the start. One suggestion I have is to make accidental page turns less likely somehow. Make the hotspots bigger and give the pages some friction. Little fingers have a tendency to slide while trying to tap, causing pages or entire chapters to change.
On the whole, I enjoyed this app with my boy and I look forward to seeing more material like it.
- Lerner Publishing Group
- 324.8 MB
Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011, Lerner Publishing Group
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.