Oz, aka The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an interactive storybook app from Podotree that features the classic story by L. Frank Baum. The app features Podotree’s brand new decanter platform which I must say, is breathtaking. A little background on Decanter, this platform allows anyone to create and interactive pop-up book with very little coding or experience. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz app is meant as a technical example of this and I must say it looks wonderfully fantastic! I’m assuming most of you already know the story of Oz but maybe your children don’t yet. If you’re looking for an interactive storybook that will help introduce your children to this wonderful story, this might be just the app you want to check out. The main focus really of the Oz app is the fact that it is so beautifully done. It’s a graphical treat with pages that mimic the style of old storybooks and gorgeous illustrations that are highly animated and interactive. I must point out that the illustrations in this book are wonderful and really stand out among many of the other books I’ve played with. They are great and really fit the whole story of Oz perfectly. I also really like the fact that each page in the book is fully narrated with full audio effects as well, which accompany each illustration.
I’m not going to go into depth on the story as most of you should already know what it’s about. It’s pretty accurate though might not be as long as the original book. It’s only 79 pages, which is still the longest interactive storybook I’ve looked at on here, but does tell the entire story up to Dorothy’s return back to Kansas. I think for the price of the app, $1.99 for a limited time, it’s well worth it, especially if you have children who have never heard the story of Oz. It something that I think all children should hear at least once.
☆ A grand debut of 3D Classic Books ☆
Podotree is now providing a brand new reading experience on a beloved classic novel, The Wizard of Oz, powered by the Decanter.
Enjoy the magic and wonder of the adventurous journey to the wonderful world of Wizard of Oz with delicate illustrations right from your fingertips!
Be a guide of the enchanting adventure of a little Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, and her friends – the Scarecrow, the Tin woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. We assure you that The Wizard of Oz will be an outstanding choice for all-ages.
★ Features ★
-The very first 3D Classic series powered by the Decanter.
-The most amazing hand-drawn illustrations by professional illustrator
-Classical background and color
-A multitude of interactive elements: Touch, drag, tilt, etc.
-Three reading options: Read by myself, Read to me, Auto Play
-Fun puzzle activity: find 15 hidden monkeys in the book
★ Synopsis ★
There once was a girl named Dorothy, who lived in the Kansas prairies with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em. Everything in Kansas prairies was grey and dull, but it was Toto that made Dorothy laugh and saved her from growing grey like the surroundings. One day, Dorothy and Toto were carried away from their Kansas farm in a hurricane and goes on a journey to the Emerald City to see the Great Oz. Dorothy meets various characters – the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion, and together, they go on a journey to see the Wizard of Oz, who will let their wishes come true. On their way, they confront many unexpected challenges and finally, Dorothy and her friends meet the Great Oz.
Now, are you ready to join this great adventure?
[via App Store]