08 Sep

Triceratops Gets Lost – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals is an e-book / audio book and is published by Oceanhouse Media.

“The Prehistoric forest can be a very dangerous place for a young Triceratops. When he is left behind by his herd, Triceratops suddenly finds himself alone and helpless!”

This book gives you the options of reading the book yourself, having the read to you (and you control the page turns) or the complete book read to you automatically. The application also adds extra interaction by touching something on the screen the name appears in print and word is spoken.

The book is a mix of a short story and some facts at the end about the Triceratops. The story is a nice way to show the facts in an interested way.

This book is great for adults or kids who want to know more about dinosaurs.

On the upside:

  • Interactive with the book adds to the “re-readability” of the book.
  • Universal for iPad and iPhone
  • Nicely drawn

On the downside:

  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit of the book.
  • The story tries too hard at times to get facts in.

Overall, the book is good way to get your children interested in dinosaurs or to give them more interest if they are interested in dinosaurs. I felt that the book was a little to hard to get “facts” into the story, but it works OK, especially with the interest in what will happen to the Triceratops. The book is a good introduction to the Triceratops.

Rating: 78%

Size: 18.7 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.49

Link: Triceratops Gets Lost – Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals – Oceanhouse Media


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