Review & Giveaway
Developer: Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media has really been busy developing many apps. This time they have added to their Berenstain Bears collection called The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up! Just like Oceanhouse Media’s other omBooks, the interactive pages, great narration, highlighted words, and sound effects make The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up another fun book to add to your digital collection!
Jan & Stan Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up! basically reminds the reader that even those who get along nicely most of the time have their moments too. The mood in the Bear house is anything but happy when everyone wakes up a bit grumpy in this story. But the family learns all they need is a bit of laughter to hug and make up in the end!
“When bears are angry
and don’t get along,
a hug makes up
for what went wrong.”
Just like Oceanhouse Media’s other omBooks, readers can see picture/word association as they touch pictures, the word zooms up and are spoken aloud- such as tree house and dirt road. 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.) Also, Oceanhouse Media has added the special feature “Record your own voice” to their omBooks, as another option to listening to the omBooks with the great narrator.
The Bear family gets along nicely most of the time. They mind their manners and are considerate of each other’s feelings. But even happy families don’t get along all the time. When the whole Bear family wakes up grouchy one morning, the mood in the house is anything but happy. By the end of the day, the Bear family realize they’ve wasted the entire day being angry about nothing and learn that sometimes laughter is all it takes to hug and make up!
New features only available in this interactive omBook 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 with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.
Recommended Ages: 4 – 8
★ Record your own voice
★ Share voice tracks with others that own this app
★ Page selector
★ Retina main menu
★ New options for sound effects, hot spots and alerts
Three ways to read this omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital 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
★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene
★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of the Berenstains
★ This ‘Universal App’ is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
Released: 30 January, 2013
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
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App: The Berenstain Bears Hug and Make Up
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