4.5 stars The storytelling is exceptional... This understated style of enhancement is a seamless fit with the gorgeous sketches and tongue-in-cheek humor... - Digital Storytime
Young listeners will come away having learned more than they expected " - Bulletin of Children's Book Reviews
Follow the adventures & play games with many of your favorite animals in the African savanna!
How do African animals spread rumors?
What games do animals play?
Why is the crocodile crying?
Tales from the Watering Hole is a delightful, kid-friendly, super-fun app experience, African animals tell their stories in highly interactive and animated storybooks, as well as their portraits in original art watercolor style Painting Pages, Games, and Puzzles. Unique and playful animated illustrations and natural sounds make the animals come alive.
Follow the adventures of many of your favorite animals in the African savanna Lion, Monkey, Elephant, Hippo, Turtle, Rhino, and many more.
Author and illustrator Alex Beard, of Alex Beard Studio, brings his love of exploration and painting to life with his signature animals in these charming stories. His watercolor drawings and stylized illustrations are unique.
Based on the award-winning trilogy of children s books and narrated by the author and illustrator Alex Beard, Tales from the Watering Hole includes three storybooks.
Launching with The Jungle Grapevine, that tells the story of eight African animals who learn about the dangers of rumors through an outrageous game of telephone.
The Jungle Grapevine is followed by Monkey See, Monkey Draw which tells the story of a troop of monkeys and an elephant who learn to paint and draw with their hands and feet in a tale about confronting fears and the discovery of creative expression, and Crocodile's Tears which tells the story of a rhino & a tickbird and the endangered animals they encounter on a journey to discover why Crocodile is crying.
Notable Features include:
Fun, interactive animations
Unique, imaginative illustrations by the author, Alex Beard
Storybooks featuring African animals
Animals, birds, and insects that move, speak, and make natural sounds
Wonderful animations and sound surprises to discover
Funny voices for all the main animal characters
"Read to Me" and "Read by Myself" modes
Painting Pages use a watercolor style for coloring and drawing
Puzzles have 9 difficulty levels
Learn the names of African animals throughout the whole experience
Match the animal game
Discoverable animal scramble game (iPad only)
Percentage of revenues will be donated to The Watering Hole Foundation, to preserve natural environments and species - http://wateringholefoundation.org
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Requires iOS 5.1.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Tales from the Watering Hole – Interactive Children's Storybooks with Puzzles, Games, and Painting Activities based on the "The Jungle Grapevine", "Monkey See, Monkey Draw" & "Crocodile's Tears" books by Alex Beard is a free software application from the Reference Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2013-05-17. The program can be installed on iOS.
Tales from the Watering Hole – Interactive Children's Storybooks with Puzzles, Games, and Painting Activities based on the "The Jungle Grapevine", "Monkey See, Monkey Draw" & "Crocodile's Tears" books by Alex Beard (version 1.3.0) has a file size of 94.37 MB and is available for download from our website.
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