logo_small.pngShelf Awareness has an article about this today. Kirkus will have these reviews as an regular category in the publication.

Alice by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Loud Crow Interactive, developed by Atomic Antelope (Version 2.0, October 2010)

Bartleby by Octopus Kite (Henrik and Denise Van Ryzin), illustrated by Henrik Van Ryzin, developed by Monster Costume (Version 1.0, September 2010)

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, developed by Oceanhouse Media (Version 1.08, September 27, 2010)

Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, developed by Loud Crow Interactive (Version 1.2, December 5, 2010)

Teddy’s Day by Bruno Hachler, illustrated by Birte Muller, developed by Auryn (Version 1.0.3, November 15, 2010)

The apps are being reviewed by Omar Gallaga, technology culture writer for the Austin American-Statesman and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Tech Considered. Gallaga commented: “The quality of story apps for children runs the gamut from terrible to brilliant and we’re hoping to help parents navigate the crowded jungle of the App Store to find the best apps worth buying.”


  1. I cannot personally see the value in buying book-apps or story-apps. These are software applications written not only for one specific platform but also within one specific version of that specific platform. In other words if I buy one of these apps for my iPhone, and I change next year to an android phone, I lose my purchase !
    NOT ONLY THAT … but what about when my iPhone iOS updates to v4.6 or v5 ? The chances are high that I will also lose the purchase then too.
    I don’t see the logic, other than willingly paying the price for the pleasure of reading the book for an extremely short time, in which case it is grossly overpriced.

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