Yertle the Turtle - Dr. Seuss



Another children's classic smoothly transitions to digital.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Virtually anyone can read along with this book. Page turns require nothing more than a swipe of the finger -- and words are highlighted as they're read on screen. 

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The book itself doesn't have any ads, but the app does have a page highlighting Oceanhouse's other Dr. Seuss works, with one-click access to the app store to buy them. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Yertle the Turtle is a digital version of one of Dr. Seuss's classic children's books. Kids will enjoy the interactive nature of the app, whether by themselves or reading with a parent. Parents will like the educational aspects -- and the way it both builds reading skills and encourages children to form a lifelong love of books. 

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Yertle the Turtle might not be the best-known book in Dr. Seuss's catalog, but this app is made with loving reverence to the story. The voice acting is better than many other books that Oceanhouse Media has brought to the market -- and the inclusion of a few hidden sound effects in the app make it even more fun. (Touch the illustrations of beleaguered turtle Mack burping or Yertle's descent from atop his turtle throne and kids will get a giggle.) 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Release date:August 2, 2010
Publisher:Oceanhouse Media
Minimum software requirements:OS 3.0

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