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Polar Bear Horizon - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection

by Oceanhouse Media, Inc
Rated: All Ages
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.28
  • New version 1.28 -- minor improvements for new devices

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007C5ZXKI
  • Release Date: February 22, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,175 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Three ways to read this omBook:
  • "Read to Me" - listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • "Read it Myself" - read the book in its traditional form
  • "Auto Play" - plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!
  • Additional Features:
  • Picture / Word association - words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
  • Professional audio narration
  • Background music and sound effects
  • Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original artwork

Product Description

It's early spring at the top of the world and snow stretches to the horizon and beyond. Polar Bear and her two cubs are growing hungry after spending the cold winter months in their den. When they emerge, Polar Bear checks for danger and waits for the cubs to acclimate to the ice. Learn about their long and dangerous journey to sea as this arctic adventure unfolds. How will Polar Bear find food and protect her hungry cubs

Reviewed by the Smithsonian Institution for accuracy, Polar Bear Horizon is a fun and informative story with beautifully detailed illustrations. This omBook also includes a glossary and a polar bear fact section.

New features only available in this interactive omBook for your Android device include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that educate, entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Three ways to read this omBook:
"Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
"Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
"Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!

Additional Features:
Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
Professional audio narration
Background music and sound effects
Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original artwork

Official Soundprints licensed app.
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Technical Details

  • Size: 19.4MB
  • Version: 1.28
  • 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
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than picture e-books in my opinion. May 5, 2012
By Jenn
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You can read the story yourself; have it read to you, but you still turn the pages; or you can put it on auto-play and it will turn the pages while it reads the story all on its own.

You touch the pictures and it will say and show the word, on the first page the words that show up are snow bank, snow, sky, den and polar bear.

EBooks usually have a scanned quality to them and don't take up the whole screen of my kindle but these stories provide a great experience by zooming in at specific times to reflect what is going on in the story. The narrator's voice is plesant and the sound effects really add a nice touch to the story.

For those with sensitive children, the polar bear does get a seal during this book. It is not gruesome or anything, it just says "Suddenly, seal pops up for air. Polar Bear springs and flips the seal onto the ice. Finally, she eats a good meal and the cubs taste the meat."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Polar Bear Horizon for Kindle Fire November 5, 2012
By Phyllis
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I purchased this interactive book for my 8 year old grandson. This non-fiction children's book has stunning Arctic colors with fun "fade in and out" labels of items in the pictures when they are touched. The book has 3 options; Read to Me, Read it Myself and Auto Play. The music and sounds that accompany the story are soothing and fit the real life story of a mother Polar Bear with her two cubs. The reading of this story in Read to Me and Auto Play is full of expression and easy to understand. The child can follow along as the story is read aloud with a feature that highlights the words as the reader reads the text. When the child chooses Read it Myself, the sounds of the seabirds, the noises the animals make, along with actions - are included to give this story life. A factual section with information and details about Polar Bears is included at the end of the story.Polar Bear Horizon - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't even open this app! May 8, 2012
By SL
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Thought it would be a great app for my kids....I can't even open this app...tried many times and the message keeps popping up saying it needs to be force closed. I'd like to have my money back, please. Bought 3 of the apps from the Smithsonian collection..waste of my money!
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