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ZOOM The Tortoise and the Hare
$9.95 (Win95/98/Me/XP, Mac OS 7.0.1-9.2) (Jewel Case) (TOR&HAREDJ)
On other systems you can use ScummVM to run this.

Broderbund

Children

Ages: 3 to 8

Multilingual: English and Spanish


Aesop's Classic Fable Becomes a Living Book

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.

Requirements:

Windows - Windows 95/98/Me/XP, 486SX or higher, 8mb ram, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640x480x256-color SVGA display, Windows compatible sound device

Macintosh - System 7.0.1 or higher Macintosh and PowerPC, 8mb ram, 2x CD-ROM drive, 640x480x256-color display

Reviews:

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 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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