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Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss

by Oceanhouse Media, Inc
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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What's new in version 1.45
  • - Individual tappable words have been added. Thank you for your purchase! All of us on the Oceanhouse Media team appreciate your support. Visit us at

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0057QEX7I
  • Release Date: June 23, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,595 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Choose from 1 of the 3 ways to read this omBook: Read to Me, Read it Myself, or Auto Play
  • Listen to the professional narration of both characters and background audio adding music and sound effects
  • View original illustrations from Dr. Seuss
  • Read or follow along as the words are highlighted; touch words for a repeat
  • Touch any image on the screen and the word will pop up

Product Description
Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss
Oceanhouse Media digital book
Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss
Can't I be as pretty as she?
One Little Tail Feather is so Sad; Can More Tail Feathers be Had?

"There once was a girl-bird name Gertude McFuzz

And she had the smallest plain tail there ever was.

One droopy-droop feather. That's all that she had.

And, oh! That one feather made Gertude so sad."

Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss
I can compete; more feathers will complete!
Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss
Valuable lesson for children
Gertrude McFuzz - Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss's short story, "Gertrude McFuzz" is now available as an interactive omBook for your Android device.

As the story begins, a young bird named Gertrude is self-conscious and overly sensitive about her single, seemingly insignificant tail feather. Her desire to alter her physical appearance grows as she adds first one, then two, then three dozen tail feathers. Ultimately left helpless by her obsession to be prettier, Gertrude (and the reader) learn a valuable lesson about accepting and believing in oneself.

Read to Me or Read Alone, Lots of Reading Options for Your Phone

The available reading options are sure to enhance your child's learning experience and overall enjoyment. Choose from one of the three ways to read this omBook: Read to Me, Read it Myself, or Auto Play. The Read to Me option allows your child to listen to the narrated story, highlighting the words as they are read. The Read it Myself option allows your child to read each page in the traditional form and turn the pages with a swipe. Auto Play will play the story like a movie, automatically reading and turning the pages; this is a great option for very young children.

Professional Narration and Colorful Illustration

The professional narration enlivens the story and is perfectly paired with original Dr. Seuss artwork for each page. Background audio adds music and sound effects to complement the story's acclaimed "funny things" that are here and there and everywhere. As the story is read, watch as a zoom enhances characters and silly things to properly direct your child's attention. Dr. Seuss's delightful rhymes and whacky scenarios, combined with the features and enhancements of Android, are sure to make your little one giggle.

Touch and Learn with Every Page Turn

To enhance learning by picture and word association, your child can touch any image on the screen and the word will pop up, identifying the object in bright, bold letters. Individual words are highlighted as the story is read, making it simple for children to follow along and recognize words. Touch the words or long press the paragraph to have them repeated.

Technical Details

  • Size: 11.2MB
  • Version: 1.45
  • Developed By: Oceanhouse Media, Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars these oceanhouse books are fantastic with the kindle fire November 25, 2011
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My 3yr old daughter loves them. Most ebooks have a scanned in feel. These actually work with the touchscreen and sound to provide a different type of experience she quite enjoys. She seems at least as excited to read these with me as the print version, and these are cheaper and don't require bookshelf space. I have subsequently bought several books from this app publisher.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than a paper for less money March 5, 2013
By S Dub
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I wish that I had never bought the paper copies of the Dr. Suess books. My girls love Gertrude, and the narrator is great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for kids January 2, 2013
By Douglas
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My daughter loves this app!! Also a great for helping kids read and sound out words. So glad we got it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars its Dr seuss March 15, 2012
By lynn
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An age old fan of Dr Seuss. I originally bought this because the title has the same name as my mother to poke fun at. My infant listens to the story constantly he loves to touch the screen n see the words fly all over. This is a fun story about a bird not happy until she has what another bird has until she gets the same and after would rather be herself free all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Lesley
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6 year old has learned to read this past year and chooses the "read by myself) option. My 4 year old loves for it to read to him as he follows the highlighter words as it is read to him. VIVID PICS ! Dr. Seuss makes reading fun !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it May 4, 2014
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Used this with 2nd graders as an introduction to seeing Seussical - the Musical. The students loved that it was interactive.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work on my Kindle Fire April 9, 2014
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Not sure why, but when it opens, it's just a black screen and nothing happens. Will try later or re-download and see what happens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Children entertainment March 17, 2014
By prose
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this a wonderful way to entertain a child. (or even some adults) I love the simple pictures. they even identify the sky!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money
Great series of read to me/learn to read books. Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss.
Published 4 months ago by Kali the Cat
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this is just five year old loves it. we have purchased this one and two other and we are not disappointed at all
Published 8 months ago by wingate
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant Classic
What can you say. It's Dr. Seuss. The king of quirky, fun, adorable and interesting storytelling. Loved by so many, this book is just another example of why he's such an icon in... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Humble Hobbitman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
We like the interactive book apps. These are so much better than the other book apps we've seen out there.
Published 13 months ago by Ang
5.0 out of 5 stars cute story that even my 2 1/2 year old enjoyed
A good lesson on envy and loving what you look like. The auto book works well and you can also read it to a child
For those learning to read each word spoken is... Read more
Published 14 months ago by lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
Dr. Suess books are great, but if you have to read them over and over to little ones (as you always must) you find that you begin speaking in rhyme yourself. Read more
Published 16 months ago by D. Naujock
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
My son has seemed to like this book and many of the dr Seuss books. He reads them all often
Published 17 months ago by rallymonkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I was able to get this app with the 500 coin promo and I love it!! I did not grow up with Dr Seuss but a friend recommended this app. Read more
Published 17 months ago by EMN
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I lovethese books and so does my daughter. I love that you have the option of reading it or following along. If she gets stuck on a word - you touch it & it tells you what it is.
Published 18 months ago by Stephanie D
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT!
My kids love this e-book! It's a great story and it is easy for them to 'read' along with on the KindleFire without my assistance.
Published 19 months ago by Cami Bauman
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