The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – Dr. Seuss is a classic and humorous story originally written by Dr. Seuss. Oceanhouse Media brings this silly story to life on the iPhone and iPad. Kids will discover what life-threatening problem Bartholomew Cubbins has when he is unable to remove his hat(s), and why this makes King Derwin angry. The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is professionally narrated, has 3 reading modes (Read to Me, Read it Myself, and AutoPlay), and fun word-learning animation. There’s even an option to record your own voice as the narration for the story.
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – Dr. Seuss provides a nice book reading experience with minimal animation. There are page turn animations, highlighted text, and a special ”picture/word association” feature. The picture/word feature is a fun way to learn vocabulary words from the story. When kids tap on images, they’ll see large red-lettered words leap off the page as they hear the words spoken. Word animations throughout the story will be seen, but not heard while the narration is active. Words are also highlighted in red as the narrator tells the story so kids can easily follow along. Children have the opportunity to tap on a word in this iOS book to hear it pronounced, which provides a nice learning opportunity. This book has a great, side-scrolling book index feature that lets you go directly to any page in the book.
The graphics in The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – Dr. Seuss are the traditional black and white graphics like the classic hard cover storybook. Everything is black and white except for the multiplying red hats leaving a trail all throughout the story. Kids will enjoy listening to the wonderful narration and hearing the fun music and background sounds as they watch and listen to this crazy multiplying hat adventure unfold. One nice feature common to Oceanhouse Media books is the option to record your own voice, or let your child practice being the narrator. It’s a great way to keep parents and kids connected, even when you’re gone. It’s also a great learning tool to help kids improve their reading, listening and speaking skills.
Find out what happens to Bartholomew Cubbins in this classic storybook now for the iPhone and iPad.