Dr. Seuss's And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street is another great storybook app from Oceanhouse Media. I looked at the Apple version for the iPad and iPhone.
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street! was the very first children's book published by Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, in 1937, and this new eBook is being released in honor of its 75th Anniversary.
A young boy named Marco tries to amuse himself on his way home from school by creating a good story about all of the interesting things he has seen on his walk. His father always tells him "Marco keep your eyelids up and see what you can see." Marco's imagination runs wild, and a horse and wagon he spots becomes more and more elaborate, including an elephant, a Rajah, a traveling band, and many more wonderful sights.
Parents and children will enjoy the flights of Marco's imagination — and may be a little disappointed in his father's prosaic reaction, "Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales." But isn't an overactive imagination exactly what's wonderful about being a kid, and about experiencing Dr. Seuss's wonderful rhymes and illustrations?
Dr. Seuss's And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street can be enjoyed many ways — both little and adult hands can swipe the screen to turn a page, tap the screen to highlight words in a paragraph, or tap an illustration and see its matching word. Graphics zoom in to add to the fun. Holding a finger over a paragraph causes the narrator to read it out loud again. There are also helpful prompts that pop up on screen from time to time, suggesting the reader "tap" or swipe."