Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss

 
Excellent version of classic book has smidgen of violence.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Very simple to use: Choose a mode, tap on objects to learn the words, and swipe to turn the page. Autoplay mode will read through the entire book without any additional input.

Violence & scariness

There is a section of the book about tweetle beetles battling and hitting each other with paddles. Also, at the end the frustrated Mr. Knox shoves the fox into a bottle because he is tired of tongue twisters.

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Consumerism

On the main menu there is a link to other picture book apps from the developer. Also on the info screen there are links to the developer's website and the Seussville website. Occasionally the app will pop up messages suggesting other book apps to purchase.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Fox in Socks is a digital version of the classic Dr. Seuss tongue-twister book. There is one section that involves battling beetles hitting each other with paddles, and the fox gets shoved into a bottle, but otherwise the book is free of violence and other iffy content. The main page links to the other book apps by the developer.

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Oceanhouse Media has done a remarkable job with their digital book series, and FOX IN SOCKS is no exception. With three modes to choose from, children can have the book played out in its entirety, or have it read aloud but turn pages on their own, or simply read through the book themselves. Tapping on the pictures displays the names of objects and pronounces them, even if those words (such as the grass and sky in the background) aren't actually in the text of the story. The app automatically zooms and pans across illustrations so that readers can see the details even on a small screen.

Fox in Socks is a book of tongue-twisters, and the narrator does an excellent job of enunciating all the words clearly. The controls are easy and intuitive, and the app is an excellent and faithful translation of the beloved book.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:$3.99
Release date:January 18, 2011
Category:Books
Publisher:Oceanhouse Media
Version:1.08
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.0 or later

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