This was originally posted on another blog of mine (Happy Homemaker Reviews). I consolidated them to continue to simplify my life. – Jen (04.2012)
I love books. My husband loves books. And we have raised a voracious book lover. Unfortunately, I don’t always get to read as many books as she would like us to. Because of that, I was super excited to have found these great ebook apps called omBooks by Oceanhouse Media.
Oceanhouse Media is a publisher of children’s ebook apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Android. They have tons of children’s omBooks and release new ones all the time.
I was sent codes to review 2 omBook titles– The Bedtime Battle (Berenstein Bears) and Oh, The Thinks You Can Think (Dr. Seuss). OmBooks each have 3 options for reading — AutoPlay, Read To Me & Read It Myself. My daughter is 3-1/2 and is starting to be interested in the idea that the letters and words mean something. These will be great to help her curiosity with that. In the Read To Me feature, the app highlights the words as its telling the story.
Each book was exactly as the author wrote it with the original illustrations, too. While reading, you can tap word or pictures and it will show AND say the word, helping budding readers with their favorite books. I like that these omBooks are so authentic. They are so good that I think they were even READ how the authors (Dr. Seuss, especially) would have liked. The only thing that I didn’t like about the apps is that they were a little slow on my smaller, older iPhone 3GS.
Oceanhouse Media has many Dr. Seuss & Berenstein Bears titles, as well as Little Critter, Five Monkeys and more!
Check out all their titles at http://www.oceanhousemedia.com. If you have an Apple product, you can purchase omBooks from the AppStore. if you have an Android, you can go to the Amazon AppStore. Most titles cost about $3.99.
BUT. Of course there is a but :). Oceanhouse Media is having a huge sale on Dr. Seuss titles.
- Oh Say Can You Say? (released today)
- Dr. Seuss’s ABC
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Cat in the Hat
- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
- Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
- There’s A Wocket in My Pocket!
- Fox in Socks
I’ve already purchased Oh Say Can You Say which is my all time favorite. I practically have it memorized & yes, I’m quick on the tongue-twisters :). I plan on getting a few more this week, too.
Which Dr. Seuss book is YOUR favorite?