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    Stick Dog wants a Hamburger – what my child is reading.

    Recently, I went to iBooks to compare prices with Kindle for a technical book, but while I was there, I started browsing the free books.  I found the Velveteen Rabbit was offered for free.  And Winnie The Pooh is always there free.  And a few […]

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    Bartleby’s Book of Buttons – a fun interactive book.

    Bartleby’s Book of Buttons is exactly that – a book of buttons and knobs and switches.  Each of the buttons interacts with the page somehow, making this a storybook that really couldn’t be done without the iPad. Bartleby, the main character, goes on an adventure […]

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    What was I scared of – an easy to digest Dr. Seuss story

    Our son’s kindergarten class had a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration and his homework was to talk about his favorite book.  He said he didn’t like Dr. Seuss at all.  I thought it’d be interesting if he would write his summary up in the green eggs […]

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    I Just Forgot – cute little book with enough interactions to help young readers

    I wasn’t familiar with this Little Critter series, but the dude kind of grew on me.  He’s not perfect, making him much easier to relate to. I like books with a clear, simple message and this one fits the bill.  We go through the day […]

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    The Three Pigs – pop up book deluxe!

    I remember the books as a kid that had some sort of interaction with them.  Usually tabs you could pull to pop up a tree or make someone’s tail wag or sometimes, change an image in a window by having the “blinds” change.  All sort […]

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    No longer free books …

    Seems like Yoplait Kids is sponsoring some iStoryTime applications, so their books (normally $.99) were free for a limited time. We enjoyed Peanut Butter Bob more than the Invisible Alligators or Wiener Dog Magnet.  Partially because it was an easier story to read – the […]

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    Strip Designer – make your own comics with style.

    We’ve used this app a couple of different ways.  I showed it to Sal, thinking we could make comic strips, but we got distracted by the joy of putting moustaches on the photos of him.  Really.  It was kind of addicting.  Spiders were a fun […]

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    Violet – what our child is reading this week.

    I finally jumped in to get one of the more “interactive” children’s books.  Even though the reviews on this book said it wasn’t that interactive, the storyline seemed more in line with a 5 year old than the other options (Alice in Wonderland and The […]

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    Wheels on the Bus – Saves you the effort of having to sing solo.

    Wheels on the Bus is a great looking, great sounding, slightly interactive book.  Full disclosure – I don’t think I ever knew this song growing up, but I don’t think this version is the pure, traditional version.  It’s got cupcakes in it after all. But […]

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    Cat in the Hat

    My husband sold the iPad to me by saying that it’d be the easiest way to carry around a library of books for Sal. In theory, this makes a lot of sense, but honestly, I’m still waiting to see how this will rank compared to […]

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