Seventy-five years ago a cartoonist and poet by the name of Theodore Seuss Geisel decided to try his hand at writing children’s literature. The first result was a wonderful little book about a boy letting his imagination wander as he walked down Mulberry Street, headed home from school.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, an app has been released for iOS and Android devices. Like previous apps made from Dr. Seuss books, the Mulberry Street app offers users a variety of reading options. Autoplay takes readers through the book, reading the words and turning the pages automatically. The “Read It To Me” option reads the words aloud, but lets users decide when to turn the pages. The “Read It Myself” option presents Mulberry Street as a standard e-book, letting users turn the pages and read the words on their own.
Apps of Dr. Seuss’s books have consistently been excellent, and Mulberry Street is no exception. The app is $2.99 in the Android App Market and the iOS App Store. The iOS version is a universal app, meaning it plays on either the iPad or the iPhone/iPod Touch. Go check it out, then let us know what you think in the comments.