Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

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Classic primer in onomatopoeia gets a great app adaptation.

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Ease of play

The app is incredibly easy to use, in terms of both turning pages and tapping to hear new words. It offers three ways to read it: by yourself, read to you, or auto-read.

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A button on the main page will lead you to a landing page for purchasing other apps by this developer. Also, periodic ads for other OceanHouse Media apps show up right in the middle of the screen at start up, and also up in the upper right hand corner.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? is an app-book version of Dr. Seuss's classic funny-sounds book. The book runs through all the wacky sounds that Mr. Brown can make, providing kids with a lesson in onomatopoeia. Highlighted text makes it easy for kids to follow along with the narration. They can choose to have the book read to them (but they turn the pages), read it to themselves (with no narration), or select auto play where the book is read aloud and the pages turn automatically.

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MR. BROWN CAN MOO, CAN YOU? has always been one of the best Dr. Seuss books to read aloud. It's composed almost entirely of strange and wacky sounds. But realistically, some of them were tough to figure out how to turn into real-life vocalizations. How do you make "dibble dibble dop" sound like rain or "splatt" sound like lightning? Well, now you can finally hear how it's done. What's really great is that the narrator both reads the "sound words" phonetically and performs them as real sound-alike noises. It's a hoot. Literally.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$3.99
Release date:May 3, 2011
Category:Books
Publisher:Oceanhouse Media
Version:1.0.8
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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