Silly Dino – Seymour Simon – Amazon Free App of the Day 7/24/11

Name: Silly Dino – Seymour Simon

Bring a smile to your children’s faces with Silly Dino, a collection of witty dinosaur riddles for your Android phone or tablet. Featuring simple riddles as well as pleasing and clever illustrations, Silly Dino provides an amusing way to help your children read, learn a few riddles, and even memorize a little something about dinosaurs.

Written by noted children’s science author Seymour Simon, Silly Dino features an assortment of 10 dino-tastic riddles. Simon’s longtime collaborator Dennis Kendrick provides charming images to accompany each riddle and its answer. Simon, whom the New York Times called “the dean of children’s science writers,” is the author of more than 250 acclaimed science books introducing children to a variety of scientific topics and encouraging them to engage with the world around them.

Easy to Use
Silly Dino’s intuitive interface lets children cycle through the riddles by easily swiping their finger across the screen. For children too young to read or those just learning, Silly Dino includes an audio feature that reads the riddles aloud in a clear voice while each word is highlighted on the screen as its read.

Silly Dino also provides a short matching quiz where children can match a dinosaur illustration with its particular amusing description.

Sure to tickle young ones’ funny bones, Silly Dino asks and even answers the immortal question: Why did the T-Rex cross the road? (Because the chicken called in sick!)

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