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A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales

A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales

Spring 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 5 - 10 yrs.
Developer: Oceanhouse Media
Download Price: $5.99
Platform: iPad

Who else but Oceanhouse Media would be better suited to bring the print version of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library book about ocean creatures to life on the iPad? With a nod to the trademark rhythm of traditional Dr. Seuss verse, A Whale of a Tale, takes young readers on an ocean voyage aboard Captain McElligot's Cetacean Station to learn about whales, porpoises and dolphins.

Choose from Read to Me or Read it Myself options to learn about the many sea-faring mammals known as cetaceans. How do they stay warm, and how do they eat, how do they move without any feet? (OK, that's us, not the book, but that's how easily readers will get in the spirit.) The bobbing motion of the pages and seaside sound effects set the mood to learn. Tapping a word yields its pronunciation; tap an image and the word appears. Tapping on the bold text displays the definition. More interactive features include a matching quiz for which mammal makes which sound and how to identify one species from the other.

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