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Lost Larry

May 29, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

Help Larry the Lizard find a safe spot to rest!

Larry the lazy lizard is back in this cute sequel. In this title, the reader gets to help Larry make his way through several obstacle courses, like paths by dangerous animals (ants, bees) and treacherous natural environments like hopping over a stream on lily pads or even crossing a rickety old wooden bridge with missing slats.

My child and I have enjoyed this series since the first book, Lazy Larry Lizard, came out shortly after the release of the first iPad. At the time, it seemed revolutionary. Lazy Larry Lizard was one of the books I would show people who wanted to see what I meant when I said, "The iPad is going to change the way children read books ... forever." The reaction when you first touch Larry is just that remarkable. I was delighted to find that the same approach is present in this third book, however the concept is starting to get a little less remarkable. While I enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd titles in this series, the first one is still my favorite.

Overall, though, the 'Larry' books still really set the standard for truly original and innovative use of the medium. The realistic way that Larry reacts to the readers interactions will put a smile on just about anyone's face. This ebook, like the other two in the series, is well made with easy page turn arrows, nice narration and great animations that make the story truly come alive. If you liked Lazy Larry Lizard and Lookout Larry!, you will definitely enjoy this book. And if you haven't seen the first app, don't hesitate to get them all - they are short but sweet titles that will not disappoint. Now includes word-for-word highlighting!

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Lost Larry

May 29, 2012

By: Carisa Kluver

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Graham Nunn

Wasabi Productions Pty Ltd

Length (time):
4 - 6 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8 +

English •

Length (pages):
10 Pages


Story Synopsis - Lost Larry

Larry the lizard is lost and needs help finding his way through several paths. Drag your finger or tap to help Larry get from place to place, including jumping over a crevasse and many other obstacles from jumping on lily pads, avoiding ants & bee stings and even crossing a decaying wooden bridge. Watch out Larry! But in the end the little lizard can be petted and put to sleep.


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Orientation: Portrait

Format: iPad


Read to Me, Read Myself, Hints On/Off, Links to: AppStore, Web, Links: All Under 3-Second Touch & Hold in Parent Info Section - Social Media (Google+, Facebook, Twitter), Web, Email, YouTube

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Size: 23.52 MB

Version: 1.1

Lite Version Available: No



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