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Posted by Deb, March 29, 2011

The Three Little Pigs app in Gadgetwise in the New York Times

We’re thrilled that the Gadgetwise Blog in The New York Times named Nosy Crow’s Three Little Pigs app one of its top ten children’s books on the iPad.

Here’s a quote from the story, The Best Children’s Books on The iPad

“Once upon a time (five years ago), e-books for children came on shiny CD-ROMs that cost $40, plus a few dollars for sales tax. Today’s children’s e-books cost just that sales tax. All you need is a $500 iPad.

Just a fad, you say? Perhaps, but recent e-books for Apple’s iPad indicate that the professionals have arrived in the app stores. These e-books can sound out difficult words and move you with illustrations that change based on the tilt of the screen. Today’s children can actually blow the little pig’s house down, by way of the iPad’s microphone.

As in any emerging medium, quality varies — in this case, widely. There are thousands of e-books to wade through, and some are not much more than scanned pages. Here are 10 noteworthy exceptions, ranked by age, with some honorable mentions….

The Three Little Pigs ($8) is one of the best renditions of the classic story in the app store. Besides excellent graphics and sounds, you get to help the wolf blow down the houses by way of the iPad’s microphone. 4-up.”

— This Gadgetwise story was written by Warren Buckleitner, editor of Children’s Technology Review

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