My Review of Oceanhouse Media Five Little Monkeys Book on App Store!
What is it exactly?
From the website . . .
"...Oceanhouse Media, Inc. and global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today released the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed omBook(TM) for iOS devices. This universal app is available in Apple’s App Store for the introductory price of $2.99. The app can be used on the iPad; iPhone and iPod touch for no additional charge, including special high-resolution graphics for Retina displays. Additional titles in the series will be released throughout 2011. For additional information and to listen to a sample of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, visit the Oceanhouse Media website.
“The combination of humor and rhyme encourages young readers to learn to count as each monkey learns the risks of jumping on the bed,” said Michel Kripalani, Founder and President of Oceanhouse Media. “Author Eileen Christelow’s colorful illustrations of fun-loving monkeys naturally lend themselves to a playful digital version..."
I’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing the Five Little Monkeys Book App on my iPhone! Please read on . . .
Packaging & Presentation
I received the Promo Code for my iPhone, as I like to have special apps on my phone for my 2 year old in case he gets out of line somewhere. It always calms him down.
This app is very easy to find on your dashboard. It is called JumpOnBed, and looks like this:
Ease of Use
Here is the ‘Home Screen’ for the application. It has 5 buttons on it.
3 of them allow you to choose to have the book read to you (as you control turning the page, and pressing words.) You can read the book yourself (Ultimate Control), or you can click on AutoPlay (app does everything, and requires no user interaction.)
There are also 2 small buttons on the right side of the screen.
The ‘House’ Button brings you to a page where you can scroll through other Oceanhouse Media books, and lets you select to view it in the app store if you wish.
The ‘i’ button gives you easy directions on how to use the application.
Here is a feature that I like: You are able to ‘bookmark’ the page, so when you try to read it again, it asks you if you want to resume where you left off or start over.
When you select ‘Read to Me’, the words highlight in purple, so you can follow along.
Also, you can tap on the pictures, and it lets you learn new words!
- Great Illustrations
- Sound effects liven up the story!
- A tale we all know, in a new digital format!
- Many ways to explore, from auto-play to reading it yourself!
Five Little Monkeys is available on the App store and is on sale for $0.99. It is well worth it, as my son really enjoys this book. He sits for a long time exploring everything about it! Please check out the App, I’m sure your kids will really enjoy it!!
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DISCLAIMER: I was not compensated for this post, I received a free sample of the product and wrote my review based off of the sample. The opinions stated above are mine, and mine alone!