“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.”
Not a free app this time, but one well worth the cost. Oceanhouse Media produces the Dr. Seuss apps for Android, iPad and iPhone and they are terrific.
First, it's Dr. Seuss so you know it's a terrific book. Second, OM develops great apps with many features. In addition to the standard features for book apps, The Lorax also highlights the words when read, and reads them when touched. The narration is great and there is different background audio for each scene. You really can't go wrong with any of the OM Dr. Seuss apps and this one is no different. It's not cheap ($4.99) but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not,” proclaims The Lorax in this cautionary tale of greed and environmental destruction. The story recounts how the Lorax tries to save the Truffula Forest and its inhabitants from disaster at the hands of an insatiable factory owner. The Lorax’s pleas are ignored and tragedy follows. A Dr. Seuss classic, it also serves as an ecological warning that still rings true today.
New features only available in this digital book 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 of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.
Recommended Ages: 3 - 6
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 Dr. Seuss
Official Dr. Seuss licensed app.
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