Oceanhouse Media made waves in the App Store years ago for its high-quality children’s book apps and for bringing Dr. Seuss to the iPad. The digital literature company currently supports nearly 200 children’s books and other kid-friendly apps. Today Oceanhouse Media has announced the launch of a new collection of Dr. Seuss short stories that can be read within one convenient app.
Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection includes the following titles:
From Yertle the Turtle…
- The Big Brag – A rabbit and a bear both boast that they are the “best of the beasts” only to be humbled by a mere worm who sees “the two biggest fools that have ever been seen!”
- Gertrude McFuzz – A young bird named Gertrude obsessed to be prettier learns a valuable lesson about accepting and believing in oneself.
From I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories…
- I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! – A boastful young cat learns the perils of bragging when he overconfidently declares he can lick 30 tigers.
- King Looie Katz – King Looie of Katzen-stein insists that his tail be carried around which leads to his kingdom revolting with “demo-catic” results.
- The Glunk that got Thunk – A small cat tells the story of his imaginative sister who “thunked a Glunk” and how he must team up with her to get rid of the disruptive creature.
From The Sneetches…
- Too Many Daves – Mrs. McCave names all of hers sons “Dave” which causes problems in her family and leads to an amusing list of names she wishes she had named them instead.
- The Zax – A north-going zak and a south-going zak stubbornly refuse to move out of each other ways and get literally get stuck in their tracks.
What Was I Scared Of? – A timeless message about fear and tolerance as the story’s narrator repeatedly meets up with an empty pair of pale-green pants, both who are equally afraid of each other.
Each short story includes features such as the ability to record your own voice and share your recordings with others, a page selector, sound effects and “hot spots” on different pages, plus highlighted word association, and professional audio narration for the Read-to-Me feature. Additionally, words pop up when the user taps an object in an image to encourage additional reading skills. The beautifully rendered artwork can be enlarged to view each scene and all of Dr. Seuss’s detailed imagery.
Dr. Seuss Short Story Collection is available for an introductory price of $7.99. Pick it up in the App Store today.