eBook Review: The Lorax
My son has been asking to read the original tree-book version of this over and over (a budding environmentalist?) so we read it in app form as well. The narrator is great, the words are highlighted as they’re spoken in the Read-to-Me and Autoplay settings, and Seuss’ drawing are well showcased. Page turning and pop-out words are smooth and consistent with Oceanhouse’s other products. The only problem I have with this eBook relates to vocabulary. There are 2 words in the original text that we change (censor?) when reading out loud with my 2.5 year old: “stupid” and “shut up” (we use “silly” and “be quiet” instead). We avoid the Read-to-Me and Auto Play options and read the text to our little barbaloot ourselves. The Lorax has recently been made into a movie which has not been terribly well received by Seuss fans and non-Seuss fans alike, so if you look for this app, make sure you are getting the Oceanhouse Media version, and not one of the many movie apps. Here’s the Horn Book’s take on the Lorax movie.