By One Hundred Robots
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** Apple New & Noteworthy **
** Editor's Choice Award ** - Warren Buckleitner, Children's Technology Review
"The app is visually stunning." - PadGadget
"...the combination of story, illustrations and quirky interactions creates a completely winning app!" - The iPhone Mom
"a charming app...the watercolour illustrations are full of life and Hildegard is an endearing character..." - Miranda West, The Literary Platform
Enter the world of Hildegard Rhineheffer, a lovable hippo who dreams of being an opera star. She suddenly has her big break when Frau Hoopenholler the lead in the opera is ill. Hildegard is flabbergasted by her stroke of luck – there is so much to do to prepare! But then, just as suddenly as the opportunity arises, she loses her voice. What is an aspiring star to do?
Help Hildegard overcome her stage fright and become the diva she deserves to be. You can feed her a feast, help her try on silly hats, or pop the bubbles in her bath.
Illustrated in watercolor, with twenty-eight interactive, surprise-packed pages, this is an unforgettable story of a singer on the brink of stardom. The extras include Hildegard’s Famous Roles – hilarious spoofs of Madame Butterfly, Hansel and Gretel and other opera classics. There is also a matching game of details from the illustrations.
Previous titles from One Hundred Robots have been listed in NYTimes.com Gadgetwise, iPhone4kids, and The Literary Platform as among the best children's book apps.
**Requires iOS 4.0 or later.**
FEATURES OF HILDEGARD SINGS:
• 28 interactive pages
• Professionally narrated by Tracie Higgins and Craig Schumacher
• High quality sound effects and music throughout
• Extras include Hildegard's Famous Roles – spoofs on famous operas - and a matching game
• Read to me or read to myself options
• Story and humorous watercolor illustrations by Thomas Wharton with additional writing by Bobby Young
• Additional extras to come include an opera glossary
• Navigation map
Hildegard Sings is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad at the iTunes App Store
Target audience: Age 3 and up.
**Limited time introductory price: iPad $1.99/iPhone $0.99**
ABOUT ONE HUNDRED ROBOTS:
One Hundred Robots was born out of our passion for the ways that devices such as iPad can share incredible stories and give families more quality time together.
We are a group of 20 creative professionals who have worked together for the better part of the past 20 years. Based on Spring Street in New York City, our expertise lies in creating stories and refining them so that they are easily accessible, rich in content, and full of educational value. We do this with words, images, and interactive design.
The mission of One Hundred Robots is to create fun storytelling experiences that inspire children to use their imagination.
needs more interactivity
what's great: the story and the illustrations.
not so great: it does not take advantage of the interactivity of an iPad or the attention span of it's intended audience. one limited interactivity per page isn't going to cut it. fine for the younger set (2 and under) but once you get to 3 and older, especially if they have used an iPad or iPod, they are accustomed to more and varied opportunities to interact with the page. more "easter eggs" if you will. a mouse in a hole, a spider in a web, something other than the ONE thing per page. something unexpected.
one page has the reader tap a character and a lightbulb comes on over his head and his head shakes as he's whispering to another character. that was the ONLY interaction for the reader on that page.
i saw all the 5-star reviews and spent the two bucks. i was disappointed. luckily it's only two bucks.
This is such a wonderfully playful interactive book. I used it with my client who has a difficult time paying attention. She was so enthralled with the book that it held her attention all the way through which is rare for her. I loved it too.
Dawn from app camp
Buy this app!
I smiled throughout the whole experience. Only leave each page once you discover all of its surprises!
- Category: Books
- Released: Jun 23, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 84.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: One Hundred Robots
- © 2011 One Hundred Robots
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.