Reading Fun with Dr. Seuss McElligot’s Pool Book App (Giveaway)

by Krissy B-Inspired Mama

I go to the library at least every other week and return home with my bag bursting with books for the kids.  I pick out a princess or pig book for my Priscilla, a sturdy board book or two for my baby J.C., a truck or train book or three for my Sawyer, and a Dr. Seuss book for me.  Yep, that’s right.  Dr. Seuss books are MY favorite because, well, they’re really fun to read, and they’re always a hit with everyone.  Now that I’ve discovered Dr. Seuss books for my iPhone, my library bag’s a little lighter.

McElligot's Pool Book App

Our new favorite Dr. Seuss book app tells the classic story of McElligot’s Pool:

“Young Marco casts his fishing line deep in McElligot’s pool and imagines the curious sea creatures that might bite. ‘I might catch a fish with a pinwheel-like tail! I might catch a fish who has fins like a snail!’ Follow along as his imagination takes him around the world, seeking wild creatures with unusual habits!

‘Who wants to catch small ones like mackerel or trout!
SAY! I’ll catch a Saw Fish with such a long stout
That he needs an assistant to help him about!’”

Reading McElligot's Pool with

My kids love the rhyming story and silly illustrations.  The “Auto Play” mode is perfect for Priscilla (age 4) to play with all on her own.  Sawyer (age 6) likes to follow along with the “Read It To Me” mode in which the professional narrator reads the book while the corresponding words are highlighted.   And they both love the picture/word association feature that shows and tells a word when the kids touch a part of the whimsical illustration.  The best part of the app for us is the “Record & Share” feature, which allows the kids’ dad, who lives 4 hours away, to record himself reading the book to them.

Because McElligot’s Pool is the first Dr. Seuss book app of 2013, it is available on iOS and Android for the special introductory price of $3.99.

 Enter to win 1 of 3 free downloads

We are giving away a free code to 3 winners who can get their very own copy of McElligot’s Pool for themselves! Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!


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I was provided a free code for download in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.

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Krissy is a former art teacher turned full time mama of 3. She blogs at to connect moms with kids crafts, easy recipes, learning fun, and creative parenting tips.

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather Wone January 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

Horton Hears a Who! My mom use to read it to me all the time when I was little :-)


2 Ivy T January 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

It’s a tie between How the Grinch stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat


3 Stephanie January 19, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Even with book apps, we go to the library about three times a week! In fact, we go so frequently that my husband and I are considering our next home purchase based partly on proximity to a local library. ;)

Favorite Dr. Seuss books include: The Sneetches & Other Stories, Green Eggs & Ham, and Horton Hatches the Egg.


4 Jenny January 19, 2013 at 11:08 pm

The cat in the Hat is my favorite


5 Janet W. January 20, 2013 at 5:29 am

My favorite is The Cat in the Hat!


6 LaVonne January 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

I like Green Eggs and Horton both. We have a lot of his books and they are just so fun.


7 Charlene S January 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

Green Eggs and Ham


8 Jaclyn Reynolds January 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Go Dog Go is our fav!


9 Brittany January 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

Oh the Places you will go!


10 cathy henatyszen January 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

cat in the hat… and many others


11 Chava January 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

There’s a wocket in my pocket


12 Jasmine January 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish


13 Brandon Ruiz January 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Oh The Places You’ll Go!


14 Jill January 23, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Defiantly One Fish, Two fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish!


15 Elizabeth Young January 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I like “The Lorax”


16 Emi January 23, 2013 at 5:37 pm

My daughters favorite is Hop on Pop (Mine is Go Dog Go)


17 Zoopa Mome January 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I love TheCat in the Hat….by daughter loves Go Do Go!


18 Dave January 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Would love to earn this for my little girls


19 sandra January 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

love one fish, two fish


20 Miranda Ward January 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm
21 Michelle January 24, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Love the Grinch Stole Christmas!


22 Danielle n January 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

We love big dogs, little dogs


23 polly January 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm

how the grinch stole christmas is my fave!


24 Jessica T January 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

THe Lorax – never discovered it till the movie came out. He was really ahead of his time!


25 Suzie Williams January 27, 2013 at 12:17 am

I like Fox in Sox


26 JohnZ January 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

The original is fave


27 Yesenia January 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Green Eggs and Ham!


28 Debbie Kennedy January 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Green Eggs and Ham


29 Elizabeth Baer January 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb


30 Chelsea January 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

I love Fox In Socks


31 Dianna A January 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

The Mr Brown book, I can’t think of the proper name.


32 Maria Kiguthi January 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

One Fish Two Fish or Green Eggs and Ham


33 Paula Michele Hafner January 28, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I like Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb


34 Caitlin McClure January 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

The butter battle book


35 Kristy Thiel January 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

I love “Oh the Places You’ll Go”. Thanks for hosting!


36 Beth C January 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm

horton hears a who


37 Jane Ritz January 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Oh, the Places You’ll Go. Thanks for the giveaway


38 Mike January 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

My son loves hop on pop. He has it memorized!!


39 Dawn K January 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

McElligots Pool, the things you can think and hop on pop. A three way tie!


40 Breanne January 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

The Sneetches and Other Stories


41 ning fathia January 31, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I can’t decide between Horton hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat! both are dear to my heart!


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