Green Eggs and Ham"Would you eat them in a box? Would you eat them with a fox?" Sam-I-am is sure that his friend will love green eggs and ham, and he'll follow him anywhere to ask him. He tries everything - in a house, with a mouse, in a box, with a fox, with a goat, on a boat - but without any luck. Until finally, his friend does try them! Oh, joy - "they are so good, so good you see!"
by Dr. Seuss
developed by Oceanhouse Media
for iPhone / iPad
available on iTunes for $2.99
This eBook will appeal to toddlers and preschoolers, as well as 1st and 2nd graders learning to read. The narrators' voices match the tone of the story perfectly, helping the readers feel the characters' emotions. You can hear the pleading and insistence in Sam's voice, and the stubborn denial and exasperation in his friends' voice. Kids will giggle as they hear the character's voices echo in the tunnel, or burble under water. The eBook also uses the touch technology perfectly. Readers can tap on any part of the picture, and the word for that picture floats up on the screen and the narrator speaks the name for that item. This is just how parents read with their toddlers, and how teachers label classrooms for emergent readers.
I especially liked how this eBook was quite simple and straight-forward. It did not have too many distracting features, but rather focused on telling the story well and engaging children with the story and the text. It is beautiful on the large size of the iPad, but will also fit the iPhone very well - and may be the perfect thing to entertain your child the next time you're stuck in traffic or waiting for an appointment.
This video of The Cat and the Hat eBook gives you a good sense of how the Oceanhouse Media eBooks works.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Day by trying out more Dr. Seuss eBooks by Oceanhouse Media:
- Hop on Pop
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
- Dr. Seuss's ABCs
- Horton Hears a Who
- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
- The Lorax
- and more!!!
Review ©2011 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books.