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Yertle the Turtle - Dr. Seuss
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What 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.
Is it any good?
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.)