Before I began writing about apps for children and parents, I had a great interest in educational apps for use in my own family. I can remember eagerly waiting for the Oceanhouse Media Dr. Seuss app sale in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, diving deep into these discounted apps, both for my favorite Seuss stories as well as for titles that I was unfamiliar with. I'm a little self conscious to admit this, but although a Seuss fan I don't always enjoy reading his works out loud to my son. I find the rhyming nature of many of his classic stories hard to do justice by, so I am grateful for the chance to listen to these tales alongside my boy as each of these titles includes professional narration as well as a thoughtful use of ambient sound effects that truly add to the richness of these stories.
As one would expect, the glory of the original Seuss art work is included within each of these books. They also use a technique of panning and zooming across illustrations to draw the eye and to create a subtle cinematic effect that readers will appreciate. There's an opportunity to follow along highlighted text or simply to read these books to oneself, as well as the chance to record one’s own narration as an option - a nice touch. I find it impressive that the entire Dr. Seuss library has now been developed into applications - even obscure titles that one may have a hard time tracking down a physical copy of, including The Bippolo See and Other Lost Stories, making the collection of available Seuss titles noteworthy for adult fans as well as for children of all ages.
Also of interest are Oceanhouse Media’s Beginner Book Collection #1, Dr. Seuss Beginner Collection #2, and The Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection. This in addition to I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories that compiles multiple stories within a single application, as well as In The Wild! Learning Library Collection - one of the anthologies that includes non-fiction subjects like animals, climates, and more, each with a familiar Seussian style that kids will enjoy.
For the first time, app bundles will be on sale as well, including The Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Apps bundle that includes ten titles, as well as What's in Water - The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, which includes four aquatic themed educational titles children will enjoy. For those looking to have access to each and every title of Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss Treasury Subscriptions are available (also at a 30% discount), be it for a month or a year, as well as the chance to buy the entire catalog of Dr. Seuss stories for $69.99 instead of $99.99 during this short sale.
Now is the time to purchase some classic books for one’s family as well as for thoughtful gifts. The quality of these books is top-notch in every way, and I can say with confidence that Theodor Seuss Geisel would take kindly to these adaptations.