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Sports Illustrated for Kids: In Your Face 3-D

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Photo collection filled with interactive elements, facts.

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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED FOR KIDS: IN YOUR FACE 3D is a digital book packed with pictures that seem to jump out of the iPad's 9.7-inch screen. Note: If you don't have a pair of anaglyph glasses lying around, the iPad lets you order a pair for free. Based on the hardcover book of the same name, this app features the work of Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho. You can use your fingertip to flip through the 14 chapters -- ranging from Team Work (which includes football) and Need for Speed (such as motocross) to waterworks (i.e. swimming) to Cold as Ice (hockey, figure skating) -- or you can tap near the bottom of the screen to pull up the table of contents to jump to a specific section. The photos, which sometimes spread over two pages, can be viewed in 2-D or 3-D, plus there are many interactive elements to touch that bring up articles, factoids, quotes, captions, additional photos, and some interactive content. At the time of this review, the app was a pricey $9.99, but kids who are diehard sports fans and who enjoy the 3-D effect will probably find this iPad app an attractive download.

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