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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! - Dr. Seuss

February 14, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

An stubborn boy and his imaginative parents face off at bedtime ...

In this Dr. Seuss classic, published in print in 1972, a familiar evening scene emerges, that of a child that just won't go to bed. The story is told in rhyme and features a twist only Seuss could have on this classic bedtime dilemma. The parents point Marvin to bed with a litany of suggestions that includes showing the boy on all manner of conveyance to his bedroom, from a Bumble-Boat to riding in a Zumble-Zay. The illustrations are delightful, right down to the way the adults are never shown, excepting for a hand pointing from the side of the page. This is a book that will make both parents and children giggle in recognition. It is even just about the right length for pajama storytime with little ones.

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! also has top-notch features from Oceanhouse Media in app form. Enhancements are primarily educational and focused on word recognition, although lots of interesting sound effects are also connect the images with word meanings for young listeners. Great narration with highlighting word-by-word reinforces the text and if a child taps on any word, they can hear it spoken again. If you tap on an image in the illustrations, the word will appear with accompanying audio. And as a bonus, if that image is present in the text of the story, the word will highlight again, too.

While most Dr. Seuss OmBooks aren't animated, many pages begin by panning over Seuss' classic original artwork, zooming in and out to show off each chunk of text in a nicely paced design. Extra features include the ability to record your own narration as well as excellent navigation with a nice visual 'thumbnail' page guide. Ample settings allow adults to set the book up with or without audio and interactive elements.

Like many of the classic readers by Dr. Seuss, like The Cat in the Hat, this title an excellent choice for children learning to read because it is filled with simple words (and a few bits of seussical nonsense). In print and digital Seuss is tops with young and old alike, precisely because his books make learning to read fun. Highly Recommended.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.


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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! - Dr. Seuss

February 14, 2013

By: Carisa Kluver

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Dr. Seuss

Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Length (time):
4 - 6 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: Yes

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 6

English •

Length (pages):
20 Pages


Story Synopsis - Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! - Dr. Seuss

Written as a book for early beginning readers, it is suitable for children who can not yet read at the level of more advanced beginning books such as The Cat in the Hat. The book presents, in short and funny fashion, Dr. Seuss's nonsensical words, rhymes, and illustrations. In the book, Marvin K. Mooney—ostensibly a young child whose bedtime has come—is asked to "go" in many ways. [Source: Wikipedia]


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal


Read to Me, Read Myself, AutoPlay, Record, Page Guide, News On/Off, Sound Effects/Interactions On/Off, Home, Links to: AppStore, FB, Twitter, Email, Web, Privacy Policy

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Size: 25.04 MB

Version: 2.1

Lite Version Available: No



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