One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is the latest Dr. Seuss title to be brought to the iPad (and the iPhone) by Oceanhouse Media as a standalone eBook app. Here;s a little slice of the description of this story:
Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?" Such are the profound questions posed in this well-loved Dr. Seuss classic. Through his rhymes and riddles, Seuss’s intention is clear: teach children to read in a way that is both entertaining and educational. From a one-humped Wump and Mister Gump to yellow pets called the Zeds with one hair upon their heads, children will be entranced–so amused and enchanted, in fact, they may not even notice they are learning to read!
And some of the detail of app features from its App Store page:
New features only available in this e-book include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, this e-book appeals to readers of all ages.
Three ways to read this e-book:
★ "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
★ "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
★ "Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!
★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene
★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Dr. Seuss
I’m a very happy camper each time I see another Dr. Seuss title from Oceanhouse hit the App Store. My daughter and I have been enjoying all of these apps for many months now. What I enjoy most about them – apart from seeing my daughter enjoy them – is that they are lovingly rendered versions of the original books. They offer just a small amount of interaction (things like tapping on areas of the page images to see highlighted words) which feels just right to keep the beautiful words and original artwork as the focal point.
Another thing I really like about Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss eBook apps is that they’re all being released as universal apps (so they’ll run on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) and at a very reasonable price of $3.99 each.
To see all of the Oceanhouse Dr. Seuss titles for the iPad (and iPhone) go here: