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Mia's Science Adventure: Romaine's New Hat

Mia's Science Adventure: Romaine's New Hat

Fall 2000 Software
Ages: 5 - 11 yrs.
Manufacturer: Kutoka Interactive
Price: $29.99
Review:
In this sequel to last year's critically acclaimed, original Mia title, edu-tainment software's sweetheart mousette loses her mother's brand new hat down a sewer drain and, through lots of free-wheeling exploration, trial-and-error, and delightful science challenges, journeys through the neighborhood to get it back. A host of well-developed characters join the plot--from the ever-grinning Freddy the Frog to the ratty rodent Romaine who tries to co-opt the hat. Nothing mousy about the see-it-to-believe-it, movie-quality backdrops, incredibly vivid animations and high-quality sounds that are simply wow-some. Not only does Mia's second adventure present admirable depth to its storytelling, it integrates playful science games--from navigating the solar system to identifying parts of plants--in several age-appropriate levels. Just when you thought every edu-tainment software was alike, here's Mia at a great price--and there's nothing like it.
Don Oldenburg   ©2000 Parents' Choice
A former feature writer and consumer columnist at The Washington Post for 22 years, Don Oldenburg is the Director of Publications and Editor of the National Italian American Foundation, in Washington, D.C. He regularly reviews books for USA Today and is the coauthor of "The Washington DC-Baltimore Dog Lovers Companion" (Avalon Travel). The proud father of three sons, he lives with his journalist-author wife, Ann Oldenburg, in McLean, VA.

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