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Arthur's Teacher Trouble - a Wanderful Interactive Storybook

Arthur's Teacher Trouble - a Wanderful Interactive Storybook

Spring 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 5 - 8 yrs.
Contributions From: Matt Siegel
Contributions From: Mark Schlichting
Contributions From: Rob Bell
Developer: Mickey W. Mantle
Developer: Wanderful, Inc.
Download Price: $4.99
Platform: iPad

When Arthur attends his first day of school, he learns that Mr. Ratburn, his teacher, has a legendary reputation among the kids as being a very hard teacher. Arthur is dismayed because he has homework on the very first day. It just doesn't seem fair. And to make first-day matters worse, the principal shows off a big trophy as a reminder of the upcoming spell-a-thon. The very next day Mr. Ratburn announces to his class that there will be a spelling test on Friday and the winners will represent the class in the spell-a-thon. And, as Arthur has taught us for so many years, hard work and determination pay off.

This well-paced book formatted app is enhanced with just the right dose of touch-activated short animations. The narration, available in either Spanish or English, plays automatically and can be adjusted so that the narration completes before any of the animations can be played.

Kristin Harris   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Kristin Reiber Harris is an artist, animator and educator who has created over 50 short form animations with a focus on educational media for young children. Her work has been broadcast on HBO Family and screened in numerous film festivals around the country. She is currently developing interactive media introducing young children to great works of art through stories. Kristin writes about her interests in kids, art and technology at

Look for this product at:
Wanderful, Inc.
Available on iTunes

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