Two more Dr. Seuss eBook titles have hit the App Store over recent days – Yertle the Turtle and The Big Brag. I’m not familiar with either of these, but the descriptions for them look as enticing as ever. Here’s a slice on Yertle the Turtle:
Yertle the Turtle, the king of the pond, is unsatisfied with the small stone that serves as his throne. He commands the other turtles to stack themselves beneath him so that he can see further and expand his kingdom. As the stack of turtles get’s higher and higher, poor Mack, the turtle at the very bottom of the pile, is in great pain. Mack asks Yertle for a brief rest, but Yertle just tells him to be quiet. Finally fed up with Yertle’s abuse, the plain little turtle named Mack does something to upset the balance of power and free all the turtles.
New features only available in this eBook include professional narration, background audio and digital 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 eBook appeals to readers of all ages.
Three ways to read this eBook:
★ "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
And a little detail on The Big Brag:
"The bear, for a moment, just sulked as he sat
For he knew that his ears couldn’t hear things like that.
"This rabbit," he thought, "made a fool out of me.
Now I’ve got to prove that I’m better than he."
The story tells of a rabbit and a bear, who both boast that they are the "best of the beasts". The rabbit can hear far away, but the bear boasts he can smell even farther. However, both animals are humbled by a mere worm who looks ’round the world — right back to his own hill – where he sees "the two biggest fools that have ever been seen!"
You can find Yertle the Turtle and The Big Brag, and the rest of the great Seuss collection from Oceanhouse Media in the App Store now, and these two new ones are priced at $3.99 and $1.99 respectively.