This week in children's apps features an augmented reality add-on app to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce, which allows users to point the app at the book and watch it come to life. Also this week is the Cat in the Hat Learning Library app Ice Is Nice!, which teaches players about the poles and the animals that inhabit Earth's most extreme climates.
Publisher: Moonbot Studios
Release date: June 26, 2012
Background: A special add-on app that provides additional content with a copy of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Point the IMAG-N-O-TRON at the book and watch it come to life.
Features: The augmented reality app shows books flying off the page, makes players friends with Humpty Dumpty, and gives special looks at Lessmore's world not shown in the book or movie.
Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
Release date: June 27, 2012
Background: Tap interactive diagrams to learn how the Earth orbits the sun, or how polar bears stay warm in the snow. Crashing icebergs, swimming animals and blooming flowers bring life to each page and an instant glossary teaches new words throughout the story.
Features: Read to me and read it myself modes, individual words highlight and are read alound when untapped, interact with the animated objects on each page, professional narration.