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Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles

By Cynthia Chiong, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Dr. Seuss characters combine fun story with science facts.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Paid Books
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Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles is a good educational book app for kids. The topic is science-themed, and the interactive features are literacy-focused. The text is pretty much factual with a little rhyming to make it more kid-friendly. The harder words like "glacier" and "adaptation" are in bold and linked to the dictionary. So if you tap on the word, the definition pops-up. While the definitions themselves could be more kid-friendly, they get the point across and are good starters for parents to elaborate on and continue the conversation.

Ice Is Nice! lacks some of the wit and silliness of the original Dr. Seuss books with these same characters, but it's still an enjoyable read where the focus is on learning.

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