||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Classic Mac) (Jewel Case) (004842)
systems you can use ScummVM to run
Ages: 3 to 8
Multilingual: English and Spanish
A Living Book by Eli
In this offbeat adventure, we follow Ruff on a far-ranging
hunt for his wayward bone. His search takes us down a deep, dark hole in the
earth and high up into the clouds. Fearlessly, he travels to a faraway jungle,
then below the seas to a sunken ship and off to other exotic locations. Along
the way, we meet a pair of playful monkeys, stars that sing, tap-dancing jeans,
a friendly robot and dozens of other wacky characters. Can he find his special
bone and get home again?
Living Books are touched by magic. Characters talk and
move, sing and dance. Sound effects, music, humor and lots of animations,
create a whole new learning experience.
Children just point and click. So they can repeat a
favorite part, go back or skip ahead, all at their own pace.
Reading skills grow through word recognition. As the
computer reads them aloud, individual words, phrases and lines are
Windows - IBM or 100% compatible 386SX or higher with
4MB RAM, Windows 3.1 or above, Super VGA (640x480, 256 colors), Sound Blaster
or SBPro and 100% compatible sound cards, mouse, CD-ROM drive.
Tested on Windows XP. Works in Compatibility Mode using
640x480 resolution, 256 colors.
Macintosh - CD-ROM drive, System 6.0.7 or higher, 256
color monitor, 4MB RAM.
ComputerLife, October 1994
"Soon, though, I was hooked and I wanted to coax her out of
the chair so that I could play. When she went to bed (finally!), I leaped at
the chance to experience Living Books first-hand. I wasn't alone, Before long,
half the party was taking turns with Arthur's Teacher Trouble, Just Gandma and Me, and my favorite -
Ruff's Bone. Each colorfully illustrated story is filled with charming,
high-quality artwork and great narration. You can sit back and have the story
read to you (couch-potato mode), but the adults at the party found that the
real fun is clicking around on the screen.
"Almost every detail on every page came alive with a click
of the mouse. Before long we had rabbits scampering, flowers singing, even
fence posts goosing Grandma. It was like being inside a Saturday morning
cartoon, only better. The imagination stuffed into these discs is amazing - and
addictive to children of all ages."
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