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GREEN EGGS AND HAM [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (80%)

06 Nov

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss is an e-book / audio book released by Oceanhouse Media.

“Would you eat them with a fox?” This timeless Dr. Seuss classic has been delighting readers since 1960. Sam-I-am never gives up trying to convince his friend that green eggs and ham are a tasty treat.”

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.

For those who have not read the book in the past, it follows the story of the lengths that Sam-I-am goes to trying to get his friend to try a bite of Green Eggs and Ham.

This is a great book and much loved. However, the biggest issue with it is if you have no access to WiFi the application will come up with a license issue and will not allow you to read it. Not much good if you have taken the Touchpad in the car with you.

This book is for kids and adults alike.

On the upside:

  • A wonderful book brought into the digital age.
  • Interactive with the book adds to the “re-readability” of the book.

On the downside:

  • No page selector to jump into the story to your favorite bit.
  • Doesn’t work if WiFi is switched off.

Overall, the book was excellent and one of my families favorites. It is another great book from OceanHouse Media, however, the flaw of stopping you reading it if you have WiFi switched off is a major issue for most parents on the move. Hopefully, OceanHouse will fix the WiFi issue very soon.

Rating: 80% (When on WiFi)

Size: 28.1 MB

Price (at time of review): £2.38

Link: Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss – OceanHouse Media

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Posted by on November 6, 2011 in Audio Book - Paid, Books, eBook, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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