Overall, this is a well developed app with an interactive version of the Graeme Base classic. Fans of the print title will enjoy this interactive edition in digital, although there is still no substitute for the print title with art quality images. Recommended.
…This is a beautiful game, based on a beautiful book. It’s still not a substitute for the extra large print version, but it is a wonderful digital translation. Highly Recommended!
Re-review – original review was published on January 9th, 2011. Overall rating with update went from 4.5 to 5 Stars!
I bought a stack for my friends and students here in japan. It’s trans-cultural humour, the kids love it. My piano teacher friend said her students shoult “We want the bum! We want the bum!” and want to copy the pictures into their notebooks — in piano class! Cheers.
This app is simply breathtaking! The illustrations are beautiful as are the sounds of the animals! There is so much going on within this app. There are hidden animals throughout the book as well as “animatch” and “leapfrog” games. As a parent I appreciated the numbers given throughout the book and the geographic locations. They are nice educational aspects. My boys (2&5) love the addition of this newest app to our digital collection and so do I! This app is packed with activity and family fun! Thank you so much for the wonderful journey. I would highly recom…
This is a beautiful book app! The artwork is engaging and clever because there are multiple images embedded in each illustration creating a rich visual experience. The sound design is equally excellent. The hidden animal activity is fun and challenging. High quality app – worth its price. Perfect for elementary students, but also appealing to older ages because of the high-quality and sophisticated artwork.
The book itself tells the story of the waterhole and the animals that gather there. Included is a basic counting activity coupled with beautiful sounds …
The Waterhole is our favourite Graeme Base book. So pleased the iPad version lives up to expectations. Beautiful illustrations, interaction on every page and added games makes this a great value app with added educational benefits.
I absolutely love this app. Beautiful pictures. So much to find. Hours of enjoyment. I lost myself in the world of Animalia. Download this fantastic book and be entertained for hours. Cannot rate it highly enough