Review & Giveaway
Developer: Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media continues to add to their Berenstain Bears omBook collection with The Berenstain Bears’ Really Big Pet Show! Just like Oceanhouse Media’s other omBooks, the interactive pages, great narration, highlighted words, and sound effects make this app another fun omBook to add to your digital collection!
I really like the Jan & Stan Berenstain’s Berenstain Bears series as they can result in a good conversation with your children. In The Berenstain Bears’ Really Big Pet Show, the Bear Town Festival has a pet show. The Bear family get all their pets Little Lady, Grace, Swish, and their brand new bird, Keats all glamoured up for their big day in town. Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters, birds, fish, and even a skunk are entered into the show. Read the ebook to find out who Mayor Honeypot decides who will win prize ribbons. Besides the cute story, this omBook can also be a great discussion about how to take care of animals, and how they need lots of loving care.
“We love our pets,
We love them so
that all our pets
are “Best in Show.”
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.) 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 loves their pets and they take very good care of them. When the Bear Town Festival hosts a pet show, the Bear family makes sure their pets – Little Lady, Grace, Swish and their new bird, Keats – look and feel their best for the big day. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, bunnies, snakes and even skunks are all entered in the show. With such a diverse group, who will receive prize ribbons from Mayor Honeypot?
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: “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
★ 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: April 3, 2013
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Giveaway unti May 31, 2013: