Elizabeth LeBris, who blogs at LeBrisary, is our featured reviewer for the day. As you might have guessed, she's a librarian--specifically, she's the Director of Library and Technology Services at The Joseph Sears School in Kenilworth, Illinois. She's also a Round 2 judge for Book Apps this year. Fun fact: Those cute little puppies in her blog header are Pembroke Welsh Corgis, her favorite breed.
Elizabeth also reviews book apps for School Library Journal, and one of the apps she reviewed this past year was finalist Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery, written by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell. This fun and interactive app from Auryn, Inc. brings Curtis's picture book to life. As Elizabeth says in her review,
Read the full review here.
Some of the more spectacular features include the opportunity for users to record their voices (as though affected by helium), to make balloon animals, to write and email postcards, to create characters and produce animated movies in the Balloon Theatre, and to snap and insert a photo of themselves on a balloon.