Dr. Seuss’s short story, “Gertrude McFuzz” is now available as an omBook for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
★ The gold standard for ebooks! – Pragmatic mom
★ A great read-along app for young kids – Common Sense Media
★ The best storybooks I have found on the iPhone! – iPhone4idiots
“There once was a girl-bird name Gertude McFuzz
And she had the smallest plain tail ever was.
One droopy-droop feather. That’s all that she had.
And, oh! That one feather made Gertude so sad.”
As the story begins, a young bird named Gertrude is self-conscious and overly sensitive about her single, seemingly insignificant tail feather. Her desire to alter her physical appearance grows as she adds first one, then two, then three dozen tail feathers. Ultimately left helpless by her obsession to be prettier, Gertrude (and the reader) learn a valuable lesson about accepting and believing in oneself.
New features only available in this omBook include professional narration, background audio and digital artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of Dr. Seuss with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.
Three ways to read this omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book):
★ “Read to Me” — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
★ “Read it Myself” — read the book in its traditional form
★ “Auto Play” — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!
★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene