Review: How I Became a Pirate

Today’s review comes from Cathy, a librarian in Maine. She usually blogs at the Nonfiction Detectives, but she frequently reviews book apps at the School Library Journal. Recently she reviewed Book App-nominated How I Became a Pirate. Cathy writes:

Sound and animation have been added to this version of the story. A sea chantey plays in the background on opening the app—setting the stage for the exciting nautical tale—and sound effects such as crashing waves, squawking seagulls, and booming thunder can be heard throughout. Shannon’s bold illustrations in rich colors display well on the iPad and slight animations, including characters that blink, a rowboat that rocks, and falling rain, add to the liveliness.

Read the rest of her review here.