Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! - Dr. Seuss ($3.99) by Oceanhouse Media brings Dr. Seuss to the iPad and iPhone in an amazing and original interactive book. Children will be mesmerized by the creativity of this silly story, which is delivered in the unique style of Dr. Seuss.
Most Dr. Seuss books really engage a child’s imagination. Oh The Thinks You Can Think! takes this a step further because of the “think” theme. Each page builds on the story and kids can imagine what might happen next.
Once a child imagines what a picture might look like from reading or hearing the words, they can tap on a question mark and see how Dr. Seuss imagined it. Children will dream things up such as what a balloon swimming pool over their house looks like!
In Dr. Seuss fashion, there are many characters and objects that are invented such as Bloogs, Zongs and Rink-Rinker-Finks. The drawings are clever and unusual and will not be found in any other children’s book.
Oh The Thinks You Can Think! is more than just imaginative and creative. There are educational components woven throughout the story. Kids have to think about left and right, up and down, night and day as well as specific colors. There are also picture and word associations where children can tap a picture and the word will zoom in on the screen while it is spoken.
There are three options for reading Oh The Thinks You Can Think! Read It Myself, Read It To Me and Auto Play. In the Read it myself mode, you really hear the sound effects and background audio. Your brain engages in those sounds instead of the voice you hear if you choose the Read It To Me mode.
In Read To Me, the words are highlighted so kids can follow along. Auto play is great for younger kids who may have trouble with the tapping and swiping in order to move on to the next page. It is fully automated and will read through the book at a nice pace.
According to the App Store, Oh The Thinks You Can Think! is currently in the top 10 paid books for the month of June. This is a fun and clever book, that will be enjoyed by both parents and kids. Oh The Thinks You Can Think! is a universal app, so it will always be handy for the child who is in the mood for Seussville.