Review & Giveaway
Developer: Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media has recently published Little Critter omBook called Just Grandpa and Me. For those unfamiliar, Little Critter is a series of stories written by Mercer Mayer about Little Critter’s childhood. Little Critter is a hamster character who is full of imagination, love, and of course mischief! Little Critter is a great series as children can easily identify with his adventures and emotions and also helps teachers, parents, and kids themselves be aware of emotions and how to deal with those situations.
In Just Grandpa and Me, Little Critter spends the day out on the town with just Grandpa. Little Critter has outgrown his old suit, so they go out to the mall together to buy a new one. They sing on the train together. He does some things that irritates the people around him, like sing “99 bottles of beer on the wall” but also makes good choices like holding Grandpa’s hand in public. After finding the right suit, Grandpa and Little Critter go to the movie theater and even went out to eat together. This Little Critter book was a conversation starter for how to act appropriately in public. I’m so glad Oceanhouse Media keeps adding to their omBook collection since there are many lessons to be learned and discussed.
A cute mini-game is found within the app where you find grasshoppers and also spiders throughout the story. At the end of the book, the story calculates the total number of grasshoppers and spiders the reader found within the book. Oceanhouse Media does a great job at combining the original text and artwork of Mercer Mayer, yet providing extras, such as touching a picture to hear and see what that picture is of. You also can replay an entire paragraph if interested. The highlighted words feature is great for early readers.
Just like Oceanhouse Media’s other omBooks, you have the options to “Read to Me” (reader turns the pages, sees the words highlighted as they are read by a professional narrator) “Read it Myself,” (like a book where you turn the pages and read on your own with sound effects in the background,) or “Auto Play” (like a movie especially good for the younger audience.) And now Oceanhouse Media has even added the special feature “Record your own voice” to their omBooks, as another option to listening to the omBooks with the great narrator.
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In this sweet and sentimental story, Little Critter and his Grandpa go on a shopping expedition for a new suit. The day is filled with exciting events for the adventurous Little Critter and his loving (and patient!) Grandpa. Little Critter proudly tells how he keeps a watchful eye on his Grandpa throughout the day. The amusing illustrations, however, show a slightly different story!
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter stories, which address all the major issues of growing up, are perennial favorites of parents and children.
Recommended Ages: 2 – 5
★ NEW! Record your own voice
★ NEW! Share voice tracks with others that own this app
★ NEW! Page selector
★ NEW! New options for sound effects, hot spots and alerts
★ Three ways to read: “Read to Me,” “Read it Myself,” and “Auto Play”
★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
★ Find the creature mini-game
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene
★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Mercer Mayer
Released: March 27, 2103
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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