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The Top 10 Dr. Seuss Apps + Review, Giveaway and Sale

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

There are more than 50 Dr. Seuss digital book apps, all of them created by Oceanhouse Media. Just search the app store (available on iOS and Android) for SEUSS and you’ll see them all.  Oceanhouse uses the official Dr. Seuss illustrations staying true to his work and keeping that classic Dr. Seuss feeling as you read.  I still don’t think they’ll ever completely take the place of real paper books –at least I hope not- but apps bring a whole new interactive element to a child’s reading experience.
I was curious what the top 10 downloaded Dr. Seuss apps are, so I asked Oceanhouse. Here is the line-up:
Top 10 downloaded Dr. Seuss apps on iOS are… 
  1. Cat in the Hat
  2. ABCs
  3. Green Eggs and Ham
  4. The Lorax
  5. One Fish Two Fish
  6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  7. Dr. Seuss Treasury
  8. Hop On Pop
  9. Dr. Seuss Bookshelf
  10. Fox In Socks
To get you started with these book apps, we've got a giveaway for 5 classics (3 Winners will be selected).  Giveaway has ended. Winners have been notified.
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Oceanhouse Media has offered to give away the Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 (see my previous review of these apps here.) to three of my readers. It includes 5 classic Dr. Seuss books for iOS: The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?, and Fox in Socks, all in one convenient place.
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Regular price value of $14.99. This giveaway runs Feb. 26 – March 1, 2015. 3 winners will be randomly chosen at midnight MST on March 1, 2015.  I will email the code to the winner after confirmation. The code is for iOS apps.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of 3 Dr. Seuss omBooks and the Dr. Seuss Senders app for review. I’ve previously purchased many on my own too (because I love them). All opinions and experiences are my own.

I will also be giving a few Dr. Seuss ‘Happy Birthday’ book apps away on my Instagram feed this week so follow along (@victoria_obSEUSSed) to try to win a code.
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Dr. Seuss Apps Review:
As I mentioned I have quite a few of the digital Dr. Seuss books already but I was happy to try out a few new ones. You can see my review of Oh the Thinks You Can Think app here.
We tried I Can Read with My Eyes Shut and Oh the Places You’ll Go.  They are the classic story, taken straight from the book. You can read it yourself, have it read to you and you decide when to turn the page or have it auto play where it turns the pages for you.
The ability to tap on the words or illustrations and have it say the word helps developing readers associate the words and pictures with word sounds.  All the sound effects are fun for kids too.

A great feature I’ve seen on most of the books (possibly all of them) is the ability to record your own voice and you become the narrator.  I like to record my voice so my kids can hear me reading the books to them as they play. My older kids like to take turns recording their voices every other page and adding sound effects at the end of their sentence.

oh the places Seuss App
Both of those apps are just like the books so you know what you’re getting.

InsideYourOutside1 Seuss appI was able to try Inside Your Outside from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library. My kids spent the most time with this app and were fascinated by all the fun facts about bodies, like having 206 bones in our body. I really appreciate this book because I have Ankylosing Spondylitis (a form of arthritis that fuses my joints together) and I have a difficult time explaining it to my kids. The section on bones and joints was really helpful to have a better discussion with my kids about my bones.

Dr Seuss Senders app cover

I also tried the Dr. Seuss Senders app.  It offers pre-created graphics with cute Seussisms that you can share through email or save on your device and share on social media. I did suggest to Oceanhouse that it would be nice to see some square graphics that would work better to share on Instagram. They could also have more sharing options right in the app so you don’t have to save them on your device then share.  But I did like the cute graphics and sayings. I think they would be cute to print a few out and send in your child’s lunch box.
Dr Seuss Senders app MountainDr Seuss Senders app pulling

Dr. Seuss App Sale
Now is the time to grab your Dr. Seuss apps.  Oceanhouse media has a huge sale going on this week to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America day.


This is a great time to get the Dr. Seuss Treasury (giving you access to all the Dr. Seuss book apps).  I already have a huge list of the books individually, but if you are starting out this is a great option to have access to 50+ Dr. Seuss book apps.  It is free to try for a week then the next time you access it, it will ask you to upgrade to the subscription.  Try it FREE for 7 days, then subscribe for unlimited access to a library of 55 digital books you can take with you anywhere.
This is really great for teachers to have in the classroom to reuse year after year. 
If you download the Dr. Seuss Treasury (iOS) app now you can choose..
  • Free Book of the Month, available without a subscription
  • 1 month: $4.99 (NEW!)
  • 3 month: $10.99
  • 1 year: $34.99 (regular price $49.99)
  • Unlimited: $69.99 (regular price $99.99)
5 Best-Selling Titles - Just $0.99 each (Normally $3.99 - $4.99)
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
  • Dr. Seuss’s ABC
  • Oh, the Places You'll Go!
All Classic Dr. Seuss titles - $1 OFF
All Learning Library titles - $2 OFF
  • Beginner Book Collection #1 - $9.99 (regular price $14.99)
  • Beginner Book Collection #2 - $9.99 (regular price $14.99)
  • Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection - $6.99 (regular price $9.99)
App Bundles (iOS only)
  • Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Apps - $19.99 (regular price $29.99)
  • What’s in the Water? - The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library (Dr. Seuss) - $13.99 (regular price $17.99)
Dr. Seuss Book Apps available here:
iOS App Store:
Google Play:


Jill said...

I think my favorite is the sleep book. Makes me yawn!

Megan Horman said...

My favorite is Wacky Wednesday. I LOVE to dress up all crazy on this day and love reading the book to the kids.

Kelley H. said...

I loved hop on pop and one fish two fish red fish blue fish!

Dianna said...

My kids are really loving The Lorax right now!

Debbie Cranberryfries said...

My favorite is Hop on Pop because I have a distinct memory of reading it with my dad and sounding out to read a specific long word all by myself. I was so so proud!

Debbie Cranberryfries said...

My favorite is Hop on Pop because I have a distinct memory of reading it with my dad and sounding out to read a specific long word all by myself. I was so so proud!

Megan Bishop said...

My favorite is Mr. Brown Can Moo. Brayden loved the board book when he was a toddler.

Sheri Zilinskas said...

My fave Dr. Seuss book? Gosh, it's hard to pick just 1!

Rachel Ring Alborn said...

I'm not sure if I am entering this more for ME of for the little one we'll soon be welcoming into the world, AWESOME!!! ...I think my favorite is Dr. Seuss's ABC's OR The Lorax OR Bartholomew Cubbins OR Cat in the Hat (which taught me to read) - geeze, do I really do have to pick 1!?

Rachel said...

If I must pick only one, I'll stop at one fish two fish red fish blue fish. My kids loved it.

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