3D Bookshelf: Classic Literature Collection

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Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Choice of books in ebook app are best for older readers.

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Ease of Play

If you're looking for a simple no-fuss reader, this app's reproduction of blank pages and other realistic but nonessential bits will just get in the way. But the typeface is easy to read, and books can be positioned in two slightly different angles for maximum comfort.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this app has no objectionable content, but most of the books require a reading level of at least the fifth grade. The kid-friendliest tomes in the collection so far are Little Women, Grimm's Fairy Tales, and Tom Sawyer. The rest are on the level of A Tale of Two Cities.

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Kid, 12 years old June 12, 2010

An excellent app for 99 cents!!

I have really enjoyed this app! There are over 30 classic books on there, I think, and for 99 cents, it is excellent for value. Just recently I bought Twilight... Continue reading

Is it any good?

The visuals and sound effects in this unusual ebook app are gimmicky but fun. Each of the 20-plus classics is a 3D object. Use a finger to turn pages at your own rate with appropriate paper-rustling sounds. Examine books in full rotational 3D on a reading desk. The selection of literature itself is quite good, if not very kid oriented.

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