Designed from the ground up to take advantage of this amazing new technology, My First ABC brings the alphabet to life as never before and offers an amazing range of interactive features, including:
• Seamless interface that is perfect for young children to navigate
• Specially commissioned phonetic sounds
• Specially commissioned letter sounds
• Charming sound effects that bring concepts and words to life, from a lion’s roar to a cow’s moo.
My First ABC includes:
• Nearly 200 words, including many key words and familiar objects and concepts for preschool children
• Bright, colorful, uniquely appealing photographs to illustrate each word
DK—Dorling Kindersley — is an award-winning publisher of distinctive, highly visual products for adults and children. We produce books, ebooks, and apps for consumers in over 100 countries and 60 languages. Founded in London in 1974 we are enormously proud to be the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher.
Everything we make strives to inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
It's not zee!
As others have said, disappointing. The most annoying thing is Z is zee and not zed. It's also not very interactive, just the noise for each letter and some of the animals. I do hate wasting money.
DK should be ashamed of themselves. I always thought they were a trusted and reputable firm, what the hell is this rubbish?? Its disgusting that you're conning people with this. You should refund us...this is absolutely disgusting.
I looked at Apple's announcement of the new version of iBooks today and marvelled at the opportunities for the creation of wonderful new content.
Looking at the screenshots of DK's My First ABC, I thought that this would be a showcase for the new format's abilities. Unfortunately it is a cynical attempt at conning parents out of their hard earned cash with about as much innovation (and inspiration) as a dull rainy day.
Each spread consists of a 2 second audio clip of someone saying the letter. As you can see there lots of pictures on each page that each start with the appropriate letter; if you prod around a bit, you will find ONLY 1 picture that zooms out to fill the screen on most, but not all, pages. There is no animation, no one saying the name of the object in the picture, just a larger picture of it.
Dull, uninspiring and worthless.
Not Apple's fault - have a look at the free first 2 chapters of the Ecology book for an idea of what a publisher with aspirations can do with their technology.
Edit: Kudos to Apple - I complained about the book and they refunded the purchase price with no quibbles. I enjoy buying from a company that cares about their customers!