Sunday, March 14, 2010

It's Spring: Best iphone Peter Rabbit?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Children's Book by Beatrix Potter. No music. No Animation. Has choice of read to myself or auto read. Looks like they just photocopied the book and made it into the app. Print is too small. Pictures should be larger. Text is not highlighted as read. Pages are hard to turn as the page turner is very tiny at the very bottom corner and tricky to use. Save your money. Published by Touch Tales. $0.99. (BB)

Peter Rabbit - Touch Play. The actual Beatrix Potter tale with the beautiful illustrations. Print is large enough to read. Can auto read or read to myself by turning off sound. Illustrations have touch points where the characters talk and the words they speak are readable. Text is not highlighted as read but very faintly highlighted for easy reading. The readers voice is lilting and charming. Easy slide page turn. The birds sing. Hear Peter chewing and even when he has a tummy ache. Go to a scene, add characters, and email or save the page. A lovely fun app. AWESOME but expensive. By SnackLogic Studios $3.99. (A)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Illustrated Story with music. A read aloud only. No text. Illustration are average. Similar to Beatrix Potter but a not so charming copy. As each page is finished being read then it automatically colors it. It has a puzzle story. The puzzle page is difficult. You are asked to find something on each page and it's difficult for an adult to find. When it's found the page is colored. The concept is good, but the production process misses the mark. Published by Once Upon an App. $0.99. (BB)


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