Ice Is Nice! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) Book App Review (iOS, $5.99)


Languages: English

Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

- iOS7 bug fixes (audio related)
- Parental Controls Added!

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Customer Ratings

All Versions:
15 Ratings


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Join the Cat in the Hat as he teaches Dick and Sally all about the North and South Poles! Explore pictures and diagrams, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Did you know that even the North Pole has a summer?

Start Reading:
- ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
- LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
- ENGAGE with whimsical animations
- RECORD your own narration & share it with others
- FOLLOW along with 2 fun ways to read
- KEEP kids in the story with parental controls


The Reviews Are In:

- Parents’ Choice Gold Honor - Parents' Choice Awards
- Editor's Choice Award - Children's Technology Review 
- "A great job incorporating literacy features into a science-themed book." - Common Sense Media 


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Customer Reviews

  • Very cute!

    by Nurburgringer

    My girls love seeing all the different animals in the North and South poles. Nice mix of fun entertainment and education material.

  • Great Book! Great App!

    by cherrielectric

    You guys did it again! My money well spent.

  • Another AWESOME app from Oceanhouse Media!!!

    by prekteacher03

    Wow! Ice is Nice is another awesome interactive and educational storybook from Oceanhouse Media! The concept of the North and South poles is presented in a great way for young children to start to understand about the world around them. Do you know how the Earth orbits the around the sun? How do animals live in the really cold climate? What animals would you find in the North and South Poles? There is so much to learn in this app that you will not be disappointed! As you are reading the book you have several options to interact with the story. Children can tap on the pictures to learn the words, tap each word to hear it read aloud, press and hold the words in the paragraph to listen to them again, and you can even tap on bolded words to hear a definition of that word. This last option is my favorite!! My kids and students are always asking what words mean and the chance for them to learn new vocabulary right in this app is perfect! And I can’t forget to mention the animations! All of the animations in this story are so fun and who wouldn’t want to be able to move around the characters and objects in the story you are reading! The illustrations, animations and narration are so fun and really make this story a great adventure for any child and adult! I love how the app is promoting reading in children and they don’t even realize they are ‘learning’. Thank you Oceanhouse Media for yet another awesome and educational app!! I would highly recommend you get this!

  • Fantastic!!!

    by Appiness2

    We've had the pleasure of experiencing many Oceanhouse Media apps, but this is our very first one from the series, Dr. Seuss Learning Library apps; and true to stellar form this is a truly wonderful app. My son absolutely loved learning all about the North and South Poles, all the animals that live there, the climate, and the environment. Every word when tapped is spoken, which is one of my most favorite things about Oceanhouse apps. But this also includes bolded words that when tapped not only say the word but give a very simple definition. Of course there are wonderful interactions in this title as well; every picture when tapped says what it is and on select pages you can even move the characters a little bit. This does a very good job at explaining science to the younger ones in Dr. Seussian prose. I have to admit I am a bit biased, as Oceanhouse Media, is one of our most favorite storybook app developers. Every title is just top notch and this one is no less. And as this is our first of the series, we are now going to have to enjoy the others as well. Very very highly recommended app.

  • Cat in the hat does it again!

    by Blakepro

    My little two year old already likes the cat in the hat television show and he likes other cat in the hat books (both physical and digital) so I knew I had to give this one a try when I saw it. While this book is geared to older kids, my son still enjoys it just the same. The narrator is fun and whimsical, the animations and sound effects are fun and appropriate, and the art style is just what you would expect from a Dr Seuss book. Having purchased other digital books I had a certain level of expectation of what I would find here. This interactive book surpassed those expectations. It has a lot of info, it's well narrated, you can see the definitions of tricky words, and you can tap on pretty much anything to hear what it is. This one is a keeper and I'm glad it will be one my toddler can grow into over the years.

  • Stellar!

    by K8ofNH

    Another solid built fun and educational app from Oceanhouse Media! My boys and I had a fantastic journey in the SS Ice Chopper, with The Cat in the Hat, Sally, Dick, Thing 1 and Thing 2! We saw and learned so much about the North and South Poles. My 3 yr old loves moving the ice chopper, snowmobile, whale, polar bear, fox, rabbit, owl, penguins, ice floes, and helicopter around the page as well as all the characters. As a parent of two young budding readers, the picture/word association and the built in glossary are wonderful features. Both my boys are inquisitive when hearing new words and the glossary feature allows them to instantly know the meaning of a new word. The science information was so interesting and presented in a language that was easy for the boys to understand. The illustrations, animations, narration, navigation and realistic sounds on each page, are top notch! This is an incredible learning series that is a must have in your educational digital library. A great family friendly app that I would HIGHLY recommend!

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