What an energetic and intelligent depiction of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s an iPad app. We are informed that we can, tilt our

iPad to make Alice grow big as a house, or shrink to just six inches tall. This is Alice in Wonderland digitally remastered for the iPad. Play with the White Rabbit’s pocket watch – it realistically swings and bounces. Help Alice swim through a Pool of Tears. Or hand out sweets that bounce and collide with the magical talking Dodo. This wonderful lite [sic, in more ways than one] edition is the first instalment of Alice’s journey and includes an amazing selection of animated scenes. Watch as full screen physics modelling bring the classic illustrations to life.

One commentator was impressed as ‘you don’t even have to read’. But let’s not go there.

As a game it looks intriguing; as a rapid summary of a part of a story in an exciting alternative format it looks great. It’s the sort of stimulus you could show to a group of learners as a model for them to practise analysing, synthesising and evaluating knowledge and understanding of a text.

 

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