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eBook Review: The Real Mother Goose, illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright


The Real Mother Goose
Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright
$.99 on B&N, iTunes and Amazon

This eBook is an instance of a classic tree book being made available for digital consumption. Wright’s illustrations are gorgeous, though the developers could have made them much bigger.  As it is they  only take up about 25% of the screen, and since there is no narration or interactivity, the illustrations have to carry the show.  Mother Goose rhymes are wonderful for soothing little people, and this collection of rhymes fits in a purse or diaper bag much better than the paper copy would.

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App Review: Pop Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Pop Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Loud Crow Interactive
$4.99 B&N, iTunes and Amazon

This adorable app is the #1 Kirkus Top Book App of 2010 and a Parent’s Choice Gold Award winner. There are interactive elements throughout the entire book, even on the title page.  Every creature that you touch makes a noise and moves.  There are pull tabs that make things happen, such as Mr. McGregor running after Peter Rabbit, and  when you turn the page it sounds like a print book.  You can touch leaves and make them pop out across the page (hence the name Pop Out!), and touch blackberries and make them splatter.  The narrator has a beautiful voice with a British accent, and there is pleasant music playing in the background.  You can choose to read the book on your own, and touch words to hear them pronounced.   It’s available for most devices, too!