Saturday, 21 February 2015

Pittsun Tsun: The Sounds of a Rainy Day by Etsuko Bushika

Sponsored post: I was able to view a digital galley of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kumon Publishing North America and NetGalley.

Blurb (from Goodreads):

“Chapu-chapu, Pacha-pacha, Pittsun-tsun…”

In this whimsical tale with a Japanese twist, children grab their boots and raincoats and head outside for some rainy day fun. Young readers will delight in touching the interactive illustrations to make the children twirl their umbrellas, jump into mud puddles, and play follow-the-leader. But part of the fun is in listening to the poetic Japanese onomatopoeia describing the different sounds of rain.

This enhanced e-book features sound, animation, and interactivity. Children can choose to hear the story read aloud in English with the Japanese onomatopoeia, or to read it themselves. Animations replay with a simple tap.

Ideal for children aged 3-8. Ipad only.

 
 

Pittsun Tsun: The Sounds of a Rainy Day by Etsuko Bushika

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Pittsun Tsun:  The Sounds of a Rainy Day(Source: I was able to view a digital galley of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kumon Publishing North America and NetGalley.)

This was a really cute book, but the words were just gobbledygook.



I’m guessing that the words are supposed to replicate the sound of rain, but it just sounded like nonsense to me and my 4-year-old. He thought it was more funny than anything!

I think this book might have been more fun with the enhancements to make the children move and spin, but as a story on its own it was a little strange.

Illustrations – 5 stars
Story – 3 stars


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