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Sunday {App}etizers is a new feature where we take our absolute favorite Book Apps for the iPad and iPhone and serve them up for you to enjoy! We may feature one or half a dozen each week, it all depends on how many {app}etizers we think you need that week. This week’s feature…

Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic By Learning Touch

Publishers Summary: Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is coming to the iPhone with Bob Books Reading Magic!

Bob Books Reading Magic Set #2 is here!

Parents and educators have raved about Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic. Now set #2 is here with twelve new scenes and over 50 words!

Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.

About eight months ago we had the opportunity of reviewing the first set of iPhone Bob Books, Reading Magic Set #1, and we loved it. The Turkeybird was in the beginning stages of connecting the fact that letters form words and can be mixed up to make more words where he only had previously seen them as “solid” words. The first set in the series was instrumental in his current ability to spell his own name as well as sound out other words by placing letters together. So needless to say, we were excited for a second in the series.

This time it’s Littlebug that is absolutely in love with the series, but that’s not a surprise as she also loves the other Learning Touch literacy apps as well. In this second in the series though there is more interaction, more ways to learn and additional scenes not in the previous book. It starts out with the basic level where your child can drop in the letters at random to fill the scenes with color as you complete words. From that level forward it adds a series of difficulty from placing the letters in order to no visual aids and then picking the letters on their own. It’s progression and interaction level is perfect for beginning to more advanced learners which is exactly what we need in our home with a two and four year old.

Bob Books have long been a wonderful resource for parents and teachers alike. Their basic format and approach make learning a fun and enjoyable experience for young learners. With the addition of two iPhone/iPad versions of the Bob Books series Learning Touch has taken it to another level making it a superior literacy tool. I’ve no doubt seen a huge difference in the Turkeybird’s ability to form words on his own and Littlebug has already begun to recognize words by the letters they are made up of. This is the perfect addition to any parent’s app library and one I’d highly recommend!

The Sweet and Savory Sum-up: Ages 2-5. Perfect for toddlers & pre-schoolers learning to read! An enjoyable literacy tool that both parents and children will love.

Available for the iPad in HD as well as for the iPhone/iPod Touch.


As an added bonus, thanks to the generosity of Learning Touch, I have the opportunity to giveaway four (4) app codes for their iPhone version of this app to and one (1) for their iPad version of the app to There’s A Book readers! To enter all I’m asking is that you leave a comment below with a valid email address and which version you’d prefer. That’s it! These codes will expire on Monday September 4th, 2011 and so this is going to be a short giveaway so that you can download the apps before the code expires! The giveaway will only be open until Wednesday August 31st, 2011 at Midnight EST. I’ll announce the winners the following morning in this post. Good luck all!

This Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! Below are listed the winners of the Bob Books #2 Reading Magic App codes. Congratulations!
Tea – iPad
Helena – iPhone
Julie – iPhone
Kaya H. – iPhone
Teri C. – iPhone

Thank you so much to Learning Touch for providing this book app for review! Connect with them on Twitter and Facebook!

13 Responses to Sunday {App}etizers and Giveaway: Bob Books #2 – Reading Magic By Learning Touch

  1. Teri C says:

    We loved BB#1 two of my kids have loved this app. We have an IPhone so I would love to be counted in for #2 on that. Bob books have survived in their print for in my house for the last 15 years of kids. Thank you!

  2. Kaya H says:

    I got this for my soon to be Kindergartener over the summer, but it was set #1 and she loves it!
    For IPhone version, thank you!

    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  3. Julie says:

    I’d love to win this for my daughter who’s in Pre-K and is beginning to read. I’d like the iPhone version, please.

    justplayinaround_blog at yahoo dot com

  4. Helena says:

    We love the Bob books!!! We have iPhones so we would need that version. Thanks!

  5. Nichole says:

    WOW! Love these books. Thank you for making them an app so that it is even more fun and motivating to learn to read.

  6. Tea says:

    Oh, I would so love to have this for my autistic son to help him learn to read. THanks for the chance

  7. Tea says:

    Sorry, forgot to mention that i would like the ipad version.

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