Oh, the Pets You Can Get!


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 100%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 80%
  • Value
    Editor: 80%
  • Child-Friendly
    Editor: 100%

Review Summary:

Oh, the Pets You Can Get is another wonderful digital reading app by Oceanhouse Media that not only educates, but entertains little readers as they explore the land of Gerpletz, a delightful place that teaches readers all about taking care of pets of all sorts. Readers will enjoy following the Cat in the Hat through this e-book as he teaches them about pets such as, birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs and the unique care that is required by each one. With animated pictures that help illustrate each page, glossary words to enhance vocabulary, and the fun rhyming we have all come to love by Dr. Seuss, parents are sure to appreciate this entertaining and educational value of this app.

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Overview

Oh, the Pets You Can Get is another wonderful digital reading app by Oceanhouse Media that not only educates, but entertains little readers as they explore the land of Gerpletz, a delightful place that teaches readers all about taking care of pets of all sorts. Readers will enjoy following the Cat in the Hat through this e-book as he teaches them about pets such as, birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs and the unique care that is required by each one. With animated pictures that help illustrate each page, glossary words to enhance vocabulary, and the fun rhyming we have all come to love by Dr. Seuss, parents are sure to appreciate this entertaining and educational value of this app.

      Features include:

      • Glossary words for more information
      • Professional narration options
      • Animated illustrations
      • Read to Me and Read it Myself options

Quality

Parents can see the quality in this app from the very beginning. The illustrations mirror the wonderful images that can be seen in the Dr. Seuss cartoons and hard copy books. It is clear that app developers put a lot of thought behind how to present the traditional Dr. Seuss books as this e-book was done very well.
The narration options, glossary, and words that appear when the illustrations are tapped on each page make this an informative yet enjoyable app that both parents and children can enjoy together.

Education

While many e-books are used to entertain and assist young readers with their reading skills, this application does so much more. In addition to the reading practice children will get as they utilize the “Read to Me” or “Read to Myself” options, they also have the added benefit of learning about how to care for different types of pets. The subject matter is informative and not only teaches children about common pets, but also how to feed, clean, and house them properly while also teaching them the responsibility that comes with being a pet-owner.

Children will also learn new words and definitions through the glossary option. By simply touching the word that is in bold print, children can learn more information to add to their reading comprehension and vocabulary.

For parents with children that want a pet, this is a great app to help them understand the responsibility that goes along with pet ownership as they practice their reading skills.

Entertainment

The animation and illustration of this app combined with the professional narration options make this app a very entertaining e-book for children to enjoy. The storyline and wondrous land of Gerpletz also encourages children to use their imaginations as they follow the Cat in the Hat to the Pet Park, and Finer Pet Diner to learn more about each potential pet. The traditional rhyming that is used in other Dr. Seuss books is also used in this app and makes for a very engaging and appealing app for children of all ages.

Like other Oceanhouse Media apps, this app doesn’t include much in the way of extras like games and puzzles, which would be of interest to this age group. However, for “quiet time” book apps, Oceanhouse always delivers.

Value

While the price of this app is a bit higher than I would normally pay for an e-book, I think the illustrations, reading benefits, information, and glossary options make up for the high price. The benefits that young readers will gain from this app outweigh the higher price and make for a good value for both parents and children.

Child Friendly

Overall this app is pretty intuitive and child friendly. The main page offers readers the narration options so they can get started right away. They may need a bit of guidance as they move through each page to understand the glossary and word association options in terms of what to touch, but once they do it once, they will be well on their way. With no in app purchase options or social media links, this is one app parents can allow their children to use with little to no monitoring.

Oh, the Pets You Can Get is another wonderful digital reading app by Oceanhouse Media that not only educates, but entertains little readers as they explore the land of Gerpletz, a delightful place that teaches readers all about taking care of pets of all sorts. Readers will enjoy following the Cat in the Hat through this e-book as he teaches them about pets such as, birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs and the unique care that is required by each one. With animated pictures that help illustrate each page, glossary words to enhance vocabulary, and the fun rhyming we have all come to love by Dr. Seuss, parents are sure to appreciate this entertaining and educational value of this app.

Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars