PicPocket Books sells books for your Ipod or Iphone that can be easily downloaded from ITunes. Children can enjoy reading and listening to books while on the move. I was excited when they asked me to review one of their books since IPhone books is a new concept to me. Just download from Itunes, transfer to your phone and you are good to go.
I downloaded the picture book called Tractors which is an educational book about different types of tractors. The text is highlighted while the book is being narrated by young children. The highlighted text is great for early readers since they can follow and read along. Tractors is part of their Big Stuff book range which is aimed at promoting early literacy in young children.
What I like most about their books is that you always have them on hand whenever you need them (well atleast for those of us who always carry their cell phone everywhere). There is no need to pack any books ahead of time to keep your kids entertained because all the books are conveniently being taken with you wherever you go. (Less mess, less chance of your book being dirtied or getting lost)
Deen refused to get into his carseat yesterday and I was in a major rush so I whipped out my Iphone which is ALWAYS with me and gave it to him to read the story. He immediately sat in his carseat since his curiosity was sparked. He loves to feel like an adult by using my IPhone so he felt very proud of himself for having a use for the phone too. He is also a major book lover so this was perfect to keep him busy.
My opinion on the particular book Tractor is that it is a good book for kids that are car lovers/ tractor lovers/wheel lovers. It would be great to add to your tractor theme but I think for the age of 2 1/2 I would prefer having a story like book since that is what interests my son the most. I am very eager to try out the other PicPocket books because I am in love with the concept of it.
My opinion on PicPocket Books is 5 stars. I love the convenient concept!
They have a book called “My friend Isabelle” which has great reviews and seems more story like. It is a true story about two kids (one that has down syndrome) and their usual Friday play date together. The book points out their similarities and slight differences in a way children can relate to and understand. The book shows children that everyone is different and differences are what make the world so great. I have not read this book myself but it does seem interesting.
PicPocket books are offering one of my readers(who owns an Ipod or Iphone) a free book from one of their current titles.
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Giveaway ends September 11 2009 at 11.59pm. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on September 12, 2009.
*Disclaimer: I was not paid to give this review. The company offered me one of their books for free to review. This is my honest review on the product**