We've loved the Tacky books for a long time, so we were delighted to discover this app.
This is the first story about Tacky, the penguin who doesn't march in step with his fellow penguins. When Tacky's around, you can be sure that unexpected things will happen. Each of the Tacky books can be summed up as "Lovable goofball Tacky saves the day in his offbeat way."
To an already great book, this app adds interactive effects (click on the pictures to see words and phrases such as "hearty slap," "inner tube," and the names of the penguins)and sound effects (such as the splash of Tacky doing a cannonball into the water). It makes you want to read the book over and over to make sure you haven't missed anything.
And while young readers are poring over the book, they're getting lots of painless reading practice. All the Tacky books feature laugh-out-loud humor and excellent writing.
We're planning to add all the Tacky titles to our library, one at a time in order to extend the fun.
This app costs more than simple game apps, but think of it as buying a book that will entertain adults and children over and over again.