As most of you know I home school and that we are iPhone junkies. Well I have been searching for things to use with my son Dakota that are different and fun for him to learn. We are currently working on the different Tall Tales. Well Ruckus Media has a nice selection of storybooks. What stood out to me was that they had Tall Tales. Let me tell you it makes an awesome addition to my sons learning. What made me pick this title was I was making a unit study of Wisconsin and Paul Bunyan was actually a Tall Tale from Wisconsin. I knew about the Tall Tale just never knew where exactly it originated in.
We got the opportunity to review Paul Bunyan. When you open the app you have three choices: Watch the Video, Read The Book, or Read and Record. I actually love all three options. We did read the book and we did watch the video. We loved both.
Comedian Jonathon Winters narrates the tall tale of the lumber jack Paul Bunyan. The video is very engaging and it kept my sons interest through the whole video. The video runs approximately 20 minutes.
The reading is about 63 pages worth of reading and the illustrations are fantastic. My son was literally into the story. Of course we read it first.
I really loved the story of Paul Bunyan he was a very tall and strong lumber jack. He could cut down trees faster then the average person. He had the help of clearing from the ox called Babe. They say that Babe was spooked by lighting and that his hoofs created all the lakes in Minnesota. Paul Bunyan and his ox were ordered by President Theodore Roosevelt to clear out the forest in the Dakota. Well they say that all that clearing out is what created the Badlands. After that Paul Bunyan and Babe were never seen again. That’s just the short story. I didn’t want to spoil all the details.
If you would like to purchase Paul Bunyan you can visit iTunes. The cost is $3.99 and it’s compatible with iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.
GIVEAWAY: 5 Lucky Readers will have a chance to win the Tall Tale story of Paul Bunyan thanks to Ruckus Media Group.
Disclaimer: I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of Paul Bunyan for my review. The opinions are 100% mine. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to review this.