All by Myself – Little Critter is a audio/ebook released by Oceanhouse Media.
“In this simple, sweet, and very human picture book, Mercer Mayer’s popular Little Critter shows us all the things he can do by himself.”
The application 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 does not just stop at reading the book, they have added extra interaction by giving the name of the item you touch on the screen, in writing and audibly if the book is not being read at that moment.
I am glad that Oceanhouse Media are now releasing some of their excellent range of books on the Touchpad, as they have been a big publisher on the iOS platform.
The books itself is a nice tale of a young boy who tells you all the things he can do all by myself, even if some of them are not quiet true.
There is even a find a mouse game within the book.
On the upside:
- Interactive with the book adds to the “re-readability” of the book.
- Nice artwork.
On the downside:
- No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit.
Overall, the book is a good story and very nicely presented. It is really more for younger kids, but it shows off the type of reading experience you get with OceanHouse applications. It is a little on the short side (still over 20 pages), but that has been reflected in the 79p pricing. This is a nice little story book and a lot cheaper than some of the physical books you can buy. Well worth a look if you have not used an Oceanhouse application before.
Size: 29.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.79