One of the hardest things to do when creating an educational eBook for children is seamlessly integrating the educational material into the story without dulling down the entire eBook experience. When done right, it truly is something to be commended.
Whereas most children’s book simply help children learn how to read words, Scott’s Submarine takes that one step further. Instead of providing an irreverent story or maybe even an entertaining fable, this eBook actually doubles as a reading helper and a learning tool about the deep blue sea. So, while children can hone their reading skills with the words, they can also build up their brain banks with marine life factoids.
Construction-wise, Scott’s Submarine is gorgeous and pristine. Its Pixar-esque 3D animations will immediately catch the eye of children and maybe even grown-ups alike (hat tip to 3D illustrator Matt Roussel for that). On top of that, the eBook features writing that can alternate between beginner (2-3 year olds) and novice (4+ year olds) levels and even multilingual text for English, French, Spanish, and Japanese readers.
Given this initial issue about marine life, it’s not too much of a stretch to assume that future issues of Scott will feature other themes and environments which will present even more learning opportunities for its readers. Looks like creators Square Igloo might have a franchise on their hands here!