Dr. Seuss Book Apps Review and Free Game {Giveaway closed}

Friday, February 17, 2012

To celebrate the upcoming birthday of Dr. Seuss (March 2) and achieving the status of #1 in the app store for music games, the Dr. Seuss Band app is now FREE for a limited time – so hurry and download it to try out this whimisical instrument on your iDevice.Feb 12 Blog Pics
We’ve had the game for about a month now.  Oceanhouse Media, creators of all Dr. Seuss digital book apps and games, has made another entertaining Dr. Seuss game. This one is a little like Rock Band (which my kids love) so they picked up the idea quickly. Watch for the colors streaming down the screen and hit the note that corresponds to make the instrument play a song. Watch this example on YouTube.Seussbandapp-150x150
So far, my kids have been happy with the free portions of this app (a few basic songs and you can swap parts of the instrument around). As they get older, and for grown-up players, they may want to purchase additional songs and instruments for a more challenging game. Click here for more details about the game or where to get it FREE for your Apple device. (Remember you can turn off the option for in-app purchases on your device if you don’t want the risk of your kids buying anything during play time.)

Seuss Collection app
Oceanhouse Media  recently released their first Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1, which includes:
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • The FOOT Book
  • Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?
  • Fox in Socks
By buying it as a package you basically get one book free because you’ll get 5 books for $11.99 instead of $15 (normally $2.99 each).

If you haven’t bought any yet this is a great starter set.  I have been so impressed with Oceanhouse Media’s commitment to keep literacy it’s top priority. They don’t add over-the-top special effects. They keep it simple for kids to focus on the rhyming stories and they use all of Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations (which are entertaining enough themselves).  All of the Dr. Seuss omBooks include features of zooming in or out on pictures as it scans a page, highlighting the words as a narrator reads aloud, and the option to read at your own pace while swiping the page to turn it. I enjoyed the sound effects or background music that randomly pop-up throughout the stories.
Many of Dr. Seuss’ books can get long for little children. I noticed Oceanhouse Media created these apps so if you go away then come back you can resume the story at the place you left off. Perfect for my kindergartner.
GIVEAWAY (contest closed 2/24/12)
I’m giving away a code for the One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish app from Oceanhouse Media (for an Apple device).  Plus, one $10 itunes gift card code so you can purchase 3 more books of your choice, from me.

Official Entry: Please take a look at all the Dr. Seuss apps available from Oceanhouse Media {here} and leave a comment below telling me your favorite Dr. Seuss omBook that you’ve tried, or you’d like to try.  Leave the name of the app along with your name and email in the comments below.
This giveaway runs Feb. 17 – Feb. 24, 2012. A winner will be randomly chosen at midnight EST on Feb. 24, 2012.  I will email the codes to the winner after confirmation.  CONTEST CLOSED.

Additional omBook Reviews
Our family has also been exploring the digital book app of ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,’ by Dr. Seuss. This was released in the last month as a digital omBook.  It is such a classic with wonderful rhyming rhythm.  Again, I’m so glad they used Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations because this book has beautiful pictures of the parade going down Mulberry Street.  If you have read the book, you'll know what to expect.  Again, you can choose Read it to Me, read to myself, or auto play.
new mulberry app
Read how Dr. Seuss created his first book ‘And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street’ on NPR.
oh thinks app
We previously reviewed the omBook Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! So far it is my favorite because it is a little more interactive than the other books. See our review here.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of four Dr. Seuss omBooks for review. I’ve previously purchased some on my own too (because I love them). All opinions and experiences are my own.

Remember to enter the giveaway for the free 1 Fish 2 Fish omBook and $10 itunes gift card by leaving a comment below.   Contest closed. A winner has been selected and notified.

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Lynda said...

Thanks for the review! I just downloaded Seuss Band -- can't wait to try it out with my students. I love following you on Pinterest.

Lynda said...

OH... and I'd love to try Fox in Socks

mrstinkymalinky at yahoo.com

Teacher Gone Digital said...

Thanks for the reviews. I'm downloading Seuss Band. It looks fun! My favorite is The Lorax!

teachergonedigital at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Dr Seuss beginner collection...

Caterina said...

The Lorax game looks like fun.
Thanks for the chance to win,

Gidget Girl Reading said...

we love what was I scared of? my daughter loves this book and so do I

Anonymous said...

Love Dr. Suess. We would love to check out Fox in Socks or Lorax!

Anonymous said...

I recently purchased/used The Sneetches.. soo good!! :)


Christine Levey said...

I love Dr. Seuss! I have discovered your blog just in time for his birthday. Great site, I will be back.
Christine @ ibelieveindandelions@gmail.com

Brianne said...

I love all Dr.Seuss books!! I would love to use The Lorax!
I'm happy I stumbled across your site!!

Anonymous said...

The Seuss Band app is awesome!! Can't wait for my kiddos to use it! I would love to try out The Lorax book! Thanks for sharing your site!

Hannah said...

We love all Dr. Seuss Books! We have been trying some of books out on the iPad. The Lorax one looks like fun!
~Hannah (joseph.hannah@gmail.com)

karen said...

We already have quite a few of the Seuss OM books on my ipad for my son and he loves playing Dr Seuss Band! Between the apps, classic Seuss clips on YouTube and Netflix having both seasons of The Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss AND a handful of PBSKids' Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That, he's becoming quite "obseussed" himself! He even wants me to do an entire week of Seuss lunches for him for next week (finishing, of course, with a grand birthday lunch on the 2nd) :)

For our next OM Seuss book I would have to go with Oh the Thinks You Can Think! since we have a poster hanging in our living room from it that he loves.


LaToya said...

I love SuessBand! The Green Eggs and Ham Book is one I think my students would find really cool (I like the voice of the Narrator-fun!). I use my IPad with my Pre-Kindergarten students, so glad to have found your blog for great classroom ideas!


Anonymous said...

Hop on Pop is the new favorite at grandma's house--it was my son's favorite and now it is his kid's favorite--and this Grandma is getting an ipad soon so this would be so lovely! Thanks for the chance-
mscmom at hotmail dot com

Shelia said...

I would love to get Horton Hatches the Egg! Thanks for the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

I would love "Hop on Pop" or "Green Eggs and Ham"!! Both are my favorite. Ranelle Cole happyinthelord2day@yahoo.com

Triebenbachs said...

We have The Cat in the Hat, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, and Dr. Seuss ABCs. My daughter now wants: There's A Wocket in My Pocket, The Foot Book, the Sneetches, One Fish Two Fish, Oh Say Can You Say....you get the point. She really wants all of them, Dr. Seuss is a favorite of my 5 yr old.

kinderpond said...

Ahhhhh!!!! This is fabulous! Somehow I got some of those books already :) Dr. Seuss is my favorite author :)

So I guess, I'd go for the Lorax, because of the new movie coming out :)

Loved the band one too :) I put my CD's on my MP3 player and the kids love to listen to them when we eat our snacks and I put up the book under the ELMO.


Kelly said...

Just downloaded the Dr Seuss Band App to use with my kindergarten class. Would love to try The Big Brag!


Melissa said...

There's a Wocket in my Pocket is my FAVORITE!!! I would love any of them for my Title I Reading kids :)


Melissa said...

There's a Wocket in my Pocket is my FAVORITE!!! I would love any of them for my Title I Reading kids :)


Anonymous said...

I would love Happy Birthday to You - I read it to all my students on their birthday but it would be great if they could use the app during their computer time on that special day :)


Jedda said...

The band app looks neat. I think the Birthday one or the Foot Book would be my favorites. I was a dance teacher for 13 years!

vivaciousgold said...

Another great way to keep our little ones reading!

Anonymous said...

If I had to pick one, I'd love to try Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? They all look great! My toddler/preschool class would love these! Lisa W.


Alisha Lewis said...

My three boys LOVE Dr. Seuss & the iPad apps! Their favorite is "what was I scared of?"


Anonymous said...

I think I like Mr. Brown can Moo can You?


Anonymous said...

Just found your website on PINTEREST! Love it!
I think I like them all but love "The Lorax" and "Horton Hatches an Egg".
Use Dr. Seuss all the time in the classroom!


Cindy L said...

These apps are great! I downloaded the band and I bought Horton Hears a Who. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, the Places You Will Go. I am so glad I found your site.


Anonymous said...

Just downloaded Seussband and would love to try Green Eggs and Ham. Thanks! Jodi


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