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Wild About Books

Wild About Books



A madcap story about how a bookmobile librarian accidentally arrives at the zoo and decides to lend the animals books.
The Bottom Line
An inventive story with fun interactions that just might interest your child in learning to read.

Inventive Story

Adapted from the award-winning children's book of the same name by Judy Sierra and illustrated by Marc Brown, Wild About Books tells the rhyming story of how a bookmobile librarian accidentally arrives at a zoo. Undeterred, librarian Molly decides to do her job -- just this time around she is going to teach the animals how to read.

How Kids Explore

As kids listen to the story, the words highlight as read. They can also opt to turn off the narration, and read the book at their own pace.

The app provides kids with tons of interaction as they tap monkeys to make them flip, bears to hear them roar, and groups of animals to make them stampede.

Why This App Is Great

This book's special sauce is that the scenery changes when you tilt the iPad, making the world appear in 3-D. Librarian Molly is able to find a classic children's book to spark each animal's interest in reading, just as this app will do for your child.

Best For

Wild About Books is a fantastic book app for all early elementary children. It will resonate with kids who adore animals. And it might be the book that sparks an interest in the child who is a reluctant reader.
This kids book app review of Wild About Books was written by Jinny Gudmundsen.

All tech products are judged on a five star scale by looking at the following factors: fun, education, ease of use, value, and technical.

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Wild About Books
Released: 12/16/2010
Company: Random House Digital
Price: 4.99
Platforms: iPad
Available: Apple App Store