Here's an anniversary worth celebrating: it was 50 years ago last month that Dr. Seuss published "Green Eggs and Ham." It's since gone on to become the fourth best-selling children's book of all time.
Oceanhouse Media, which for the past year has been turning "Green Eggs and Ham" and other Seuss classics into spectacular apps, decided to honor the event with a 50-percent-off sale. For the rest of the week, you can buy Yertle the Turtle (possibly the best book ever written on the subject of turtle-stacking) for $1.99, the kids game Up With a Fish for 99 cents, and so on.
Here's the complete list of what's on sale. (Where possible, I've linked to previous posts I've written about the titles.) Every app is either $1.99 or 99 cents.
- Dr. Seuss' ABC e-book
- One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish e-book
- Hop On Pop e-book
- The Lorax e-book
- Oh, the Places You'll Go e-book
- The Big Brag e-book
- Dr. Seuss Camera - The Cat in the Hat Edition
- Up With A Fish kid's game
- Lorax Garden kid's game
- Dr. Seuss Senders card deck
Most of the games are pretty good, but I can't say enough positive things about the e-books. They're faithful recreations of the originals, but with optional narration that highlights each word as it's read. Plus, readers can tap a picture to see and hear the associated word. Educational!
If you have kids, especially younger kids, you owe it to yourself to grab at least a few. At these prices, the books are significantly cheaper than their hardcover equivalents.