Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Present for Milo: iPad App

A shiny new gadget entered our house at the holidays - an iPad. It was an unexpected gift, so I wasn't sure where to even start looking for ebooks or other apps that might suit our 2 yr. old (who LOVES any gadget, of course!).
I found 'A Present for Milo' through Joy Chu's amazing Got Story Countdown blog. She highlighted this wonderful interactive app - and I highly recommend reading every post about it.
Mike Austin wrote and illustrated this gorgeous interactive book. His style is so rich, the story is simple enough that all the interactive parts (and there are A LOT) make sense and don't crowd the storytelling aspect. The reading, by the author, is natural and lively. We've played this over and over - entertaining both of us.
I'll be holding all future apps up to this standard - and I'm not sure how many will hit the mark.


Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is so great GGina! I love the illustrations, what a fun app!

My favorite part was the mousey jumping over the piano and the cute little jump lines behind him. :o)

How fun it must be to be a kid at this age of technology!

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Ruckus Media Group said...

Thank you so much for your kind words about A Present for Milo. Have you picked up our latest app, Spot the Dot? I think you'd like it, too. Email me at and I'll send you a download, Gina.