Name: Bartholomew and the Oobleck – Dr. Seuss By Oceanhouse Media
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Every year in March, Dr. Seuss is celebrated in various ways. This year, the Plano Public Library System is hosting a ‘Where in Plano Is Cat in the Hat?’ contest during the month of March. We are also hosting various Dr. Seuss events at each library during spring break. Check our website for more details: http://plano.gov/index.aspx?nid=203.
Also in March is a NEA’s Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading day that celebrates Seuss’ legacy as well. Mark your calendar for March 3rd and read or share a Dr. Seuss tale. You can find several Dr. Seuss apps that feature his classic tales, all available via Oceanhouse Media
Highlighted below is the app for Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss, a book that will be used in one of our Dr. Seuss programs in March.
This Caldecott Honor-winning picture book is available in an app. The classic book, written back in 1949, still has a modern day message: owning up to one’s mistakes and apologizing. The story’s plot involves a character, Bartholomew, as he witnesses the greedy King Derwin of Didd. The King demands that a magical concoction called “oobleck” fall from the sky, instead of just snow, fog, sunshine, and rain. The King is quickly loathed by his town’s people when this oobleck wreaks havoc, but Bartholomew tries to help save the kingdom from the gooey oobleck mess.
In this app, users can explore the story in an interactive setting, with a lively narration of the book. There is a highlighted narration feature that encourages literacy skills and allows users to follow along as the book is read aloud.
Characteristic Seuss illustrations and tappable words inspire users to learn new vocabulary. There are also recordable options for users to personalize the story with their own narration, which can be shared with others. There is an easy to navigate selected scene option, as well, for those who like a particular part of the story.
Recommended for children ages 6-10.
(Vanessa, Davis Library)
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