This week in children's apps features an app inspired by sketches from a posthumously published Dr. Seuss book, Daisy-Head Mayzie. Also this week, the latest Curious George app, which lets players build their own fantasy town.
Title: Daisy-Head Mayzie
Publisher: Ocean House Media
Release Date: July 24, 2013
Background: Follow the fate of Mayzie McGrew when a small yellow daisy sprouts from her head, with illustrations inspired by Dr. Seuss's sketches of the character found in a manuscript after his death.
Features: Record your own voice and share voice tracks with other app owners, professional audio narration, the original art of Dr. Suess, bonus "find the daisy" mini-game throughout the story.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Price: $2.99 until August 1, when it will revert to the standard price of $3.99
Background: Build a fantasy town, complete with dinosaurs and rollercoasters, while playing interactive games in places around the town—feed animals at the pet store, decorate a cake at the bakery, sort books at the library, and collect items from the checkout at the grocery.
Features: Humorous narration from the Man with the Yellow Hat, coins to buy special items, and a parents' section with a customizable reward chart for setting tasks.