Tortoise and the Hare
||(Win95/98/Me/XP, Mac OS 7.0.1-9.2) (Jewel Case)
On other systems you can use
ScummVM to run this.
Ages: 3 to 8
Multilingual: English and Spanish
Aesop's Classic Fable Becomes a
The race between the slow-and-steady tortoise and the
hurry-up hare has entertained children for countless generations.
From start to finish, this Living Book version includes
dozens of hilarious new twists. Along the way, you'll meet a score of
delightfully animated characters - including Simon, the story-telling bird. So
the familiar tale is fresh, enchanting and full of surprises.
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 highlighted.
In English and Spanish. Change from English
to Spanish and back again with just a click.
Windows - Windows 95/98/Me/XP, 486SX or higher, 8mb
ram, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640x480x256-color SVGA display, Windows compatible sound
Macintosh - System 7.0.1 or higher Macintosh and
PowerPC, 8mb ram, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640x480x256-color display
ComputerLife, October 1994
"It all happened one night at a party at a friend's house,
when a bunch of us wanted to check out his killer new multimedia system. We
headed to his computer room, where we discovered his daughter busily clicking
her way through The Tortoise and the Hare, a recent installment in the
Living Books series. Initially, I was impressed with the colorful graphics of
what is best described as an electronic pop-up book, but I was impatient to
coax her away from the PC so we could check out some real CDs.
"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 Grandma 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
"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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