Over 40 Dr. Seuss Apps on Sale for Theodore Geisel's Birthday

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    The publishing company behind a number of popular Dr. Seuss iOS apps has put most of its collection on sale in celebration of Theodore Geisel's birthday -- the real Dr. Seuss.

    The sale runes through March 7th, cutting the prices for all the Dr. Seuss digital books and offering the Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat camera app free.

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    The company says all 44 of Dr. Seuss' books will be available as iOS apps by the end of the summer.

    Books on sale include The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Hop on Pop, The Sneetches, Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, If I Ran the Circus, and more.

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    I might just get these books for myself.

    Nostalgia overload.

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    I know the feeling. ;)

    Great idea......these books were just fantastic - I absolutely loved them as a small kid......and, hm, would have to give serious thought to getting them for myself.
     
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    My 4-year old son loves Cat in the Hat, Cat Comes Back, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Lorax. The app faithfully reproduces the book with excellent voice narration, with tasty retina graphics.

    Having said that, these books are very frequently on sale, about once every 3 months.
     
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    Nothing was better than the Living Books versions of these. The Oceanhouse Media iPhone/iPod/iPad versions are shocking in comparison. Everything you touched would come alive - talk, dance, run, etc. There were some really cool mini games in there too (the later titles in the series had them anyway). They used to occupy me for hours and hours everyday as a kid. Green Eggs and Ham was particularly really good.

    And actually now that I'm Googling, I just found out that Wanderful has just released iOS versions of a few of the old Living Books! :D Here is the sampler:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/storybook-sampler-wanderful/id583696319?mt=8

    It doesn't get better than that IMO, and is a reason why I still have my CDs in a drawer. Educational software was miles better in the 90's and I've dug them up a few times for my brother to use when he was younger.

    And yeah, these are always being discounted. Google Play always sticks a few for 10-25 cents whenever they have a sale. They're not very interactive, and they would be better as ebooks.
     
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    I got all of these books for my kids. They love them.

    Too bad Shell Silvertein's publisher hasn't translated "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "Light in the Attic" into interactive books, I'd definitely get those for my kids.

    I think the industry is still lagging when it comes to putting out books for kids. It's a shame. I'd rather see kids use the iPad for books than games.
     
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    The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Not only did I learn to read from those books but so did my daughter.
     
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    Paper (or board) books are better in this case.
     
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    The "real" Dr. Seuss? I didn't know there was a phony one.
     
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    I wish I grew up with Dr. Seuss. The only book I had of his was One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. :(
     
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    I was, am, a huge lover of 'GO DOG GO'. I would look at those pictures over and over again. A friend next door was an only child who had the entire collection. My brother and I spent many a day over there, he playing with Hot Wheels and I reading from his little library.
     

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