Children’s literature have a number of sub-categories based mostly on age and verbal ability. The books aimed at pre-verbal infants or those just starting to make coherent sounds must be the most difficult to write (and draw) because they have to hold the attention of the adult reading it as much as, if not more than, the child. Back in the days when my nightly routine included reading these books outloud, I really enjoyed picking out almost anything written and drawn by Sandra Boynton. The rhythm of reading the words outloud and studying the wonderfully drawn pages was a wonderful way to end a sometimes very long day. Those days are behind me now. But, if it I had an iPad back then, I’m pretty sure that I would have parted with $2.99 for the iPad version of one of my favorite Boyton books.
Moo, Baa, La La La! for iPad
Based on the video demo (see below), it looks like the multimedia additions to the book are more than mere throw away afterthoughts.
The app currently has an impressive 4.5 star (out of a possible 5) customer rating based on 22 ratings.
Video courtesy of LoudCrowInteractive