Oz for iPad–App Review

June 30, 2012

We love our iPad around here – and we’re always looking for awesome apps for the iPad that entertain the kids, but don’t drown them in games.

So when I heard about the Release of Oz for iPad from Podotree – International developer of interactive educational and entertainment
apps, I figured I had to give it a try!

Oz App Icon

Oz for iPad is the first release from Podotree’s interactive storybook series and was developed using the company’s new storybook platform, the Decanter.

Oz for iPad reimagines the classic children’s story ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and shares Dorothy’s whimsical tale with a new generation of tech-savvy children. app promo poster

Oz for iPad Features:
-Amazing hand-drawn illustrations by professional illustrator
-Classical background and color
-A multitude of interactive elements: Touch, drag, tilt, etc.
-Three reading options: Read by myself, Read to me, Auto Play
-Fun puzzle activity: find 15 hidden monkeys in the book

My Thoughts:

While my boys enjoy stories and the iPad – the lighter colors and artistic drawings weren’t quite entertaining enough to keep them interested in the story too much.  HOWEVER.. They’re 1 and 3 – and about the only thing right now keeping my son’s interests up is Transformers.

using app

My 6 year old niece was over earlier today – and couldn’t put the story down.  She *loved* that she could click through some of the objects and interact with the characters.  Her favorite page was when she could click and change Dorothys outfits.

girl using iPad

My husband had to ask her for the iPad back, because after an hour, she was still reading.

I think it was perfect for her age because she can’t quite read longer words just yet, but loves the stories being told.

girl with storybook on tablet

Want this App??  You can get a $10 iTunes Gift Card for downloading it!

To celebrate the launch, Podotree is offering a $10 iTunes gift card to the first 1,000 individuals who download Oz for iPad and take a short survey.
Oz for iPad is currently available in the Apple App Store at $1.99 for a limited time.

Click here for more info about the iTunes Gift Card – or click Here to see Oz in the iTunes Store.



  1. courtney b says:

    my daughter would love to play around with this app!

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    I think that this is such a nice IPad app! It looks fun and amazing! I love anything to do with The Wizard of Oz

  3. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I love that you can interact with the characters and change their clothes – i think my daughter would love this but sadly we don’t own an ipad!

  4. That is so cool! My granddaughters would love this.

  5. Bummer looks like I missed the event sounds like a great app. I may be in your boat too with my 2 year old son. Not a lot keeps his interest for very long right now.

  6. Vickie Couturier says:

    sounds like something my 7 yr old grandson would enjoy,

  7. kelly willis says:

    i would love to have one

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