Thursday, November 10, 2016

Amazon Rapids And the Dumbing-Down of Reading - Book Business

Panzer made a short trip into the Catosphere today. Our intrepid kitty traveler stopped at the Book Business site. There he found a review post about Amazon's new reading app for children called Rapids. A few days ago Panzer told you about the introduction of the Rapids app.

He really, really hates it.
In his review Joe Wikert takes issue with the fact the Rapids app only uses text messages between the characters to tell the story. He believes there's no value in the stories at all. In fact, he goes on to say the app itself is worthless. He bases this on his opinion that Amazon is dumbing-down the reading experience for children.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... I thought it was a good idea ... Short ... Fast ... Reads."

Note: This is a very short post. Bring half a cup of cocoa for today's reading selection.

To read the review post, tootle over to Amazon Rapids

To read Panzer's original post about the Rapids app, tootle over to Amazon children's books

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