Ice Is Nice!

by Bonnie Worth


Climb aboard the SS Ice Chopper – The Cat in the Hat's Super Slip-Sliding Ice-Breaking Pole Hopper, for an icy cold expedition to the North and South Poles!

Mingle with native animals like reindeer, musk oxen, polar bears and penguins and learn how they survive in their harsh environments. Tap interactive diagrams to explore related science concepts such as how Earth's orbit around the sun affects seasons, or how specially designed hairs keep the polar bear warm. Floating icebergs, swimming animals and blooming flowers bring life to each page and an instant glossary teaches new words throughout the story.

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a nonfiction series that introduces youngsters to basic science concepts. The titles explore a range of subjects, including dinosaurs, pets, marine life and nature subjects such as trees and outer space. Written in rhyme, these stories feature the classic characters from The Cat in the Hat book — The Cat, Sally, Dick, Thing One and Thing Two, and even the fish! Look for more Learning Library omBooks coming soon!

New features introduced in this omBook include animated objects and instant glossary words. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that educate, entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Recommended ages: 5 - 10

Two ways to read this omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book):

  • ★ "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read. still allowing you to explore the interactiveness.
  • ★ "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form and explore the interactive qualities

Additional Features:

  • ★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • ★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
  • ★ Tap on glossary words throughout the story and learn their meaning
  • ★ Interact with the animated objects on each page
  • ★ Professional audio narration
  • ★ Custom background audio for each scene
  • ★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the original artwork
  • ★ This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad

Listen to a sample:

Other Dr. Seuss Learning Library apps:

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Children’s Technology Review 2012 Editor’s Choice