It's Tyrannosaurus Rex - Smithsonian Institution

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex - Smithsonian Institution

By Oceanhouse Media

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2011-04-19
  • Current Version: 2.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 28.13 MB
  • Developer: Oceanhouse Media
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 93 Ratings


----- 33% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME ----- Join Tyrannosaurus Rex, the fiercest predator in all the land, as she shatters the stillness of the prehistoric forest with a loud, pounding sound! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Come along and see what Tyrannosaurus Rex finds to eat. ** NEW! This app includes iMessage stickers of over 20 dinosaurs! Turn on the Sticker Pack in iMessage! ** Explore the Story: - ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration - LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures - RECORD your own narration & share it with others - SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation - KEEP kids in the story with parental controls  This title has been carefully reviewed by paleontologists at the Smithsonian Institution and provides fascinating information on the prehistoric world. Designed for children ages 3-8 ------------------------------------------- The Reviews Are In: - "New and Noteworthy," "Staff Favorite," Top 5 Book App - App Store, April 2011 - "Good, accurate content (rare for this subject)" - Children's Technology Review - Listed in "Best Dinosaur Apps for Kids" collection - Common Sense Media ------------------------------------------- We'd Love To Hear From You! - Please share your thoughts in a review! Your experience matters to us. - Need tech support? Contact us at - Say hello to us on FB! Official Smithsonian Institution licensed app



  • Left Wanting

    By timmurphy1984
    Decent but left wanting for price - no animation, few pages, solely focused on t-rex. Son finished in like 5 min.
  • T-Rex

    By Ermajeans
    We love the smithsonite books. Well written, informative, and entertaining. Thanks for making them available via iPad!
  • Kind of boring

    By Hagabard
    My son was not overly impressed.
  • Very nice app.

    By المتقن
    Good app! about Dino. But It lacks the big Alasourus
  • Not bad...

    By Really who knew
    My two year old son thinks it is great. You can touch the dinosaurs and the app will say the name. It is a book. The words are written on the screen, and when you touch each word, the app says the word for you, making it a good aid to in learning to read. On each new page, the app reads the next part of the story aloud. It was a bit juvenile for my 12 year old daughter, who wants to be a paleontologist. She has a vast knowledge base of dinosaurs, and believes the app to be somewhat elementary for her. She thinks the app should end with Barney the dinosaur singing "I Love You, You Love Me." It is, however a good early tool.
  • Boring - Expected More

    By GameDayDog
    With this being by the Smithsonian, I expected more. A few of the page transitions were only close-ups of the previous page. It's digital, but there aren't any animations. No dinosaurs running or fighting, no birds flying or trees swaying. We should be able to touch the T-Rex and make his mouth open & close, at least. This app should cost between Free - $.99. I should've downloaded Jurassic Park or Dinosaur Train. Don't say I didn't warn you! Purchase at your own risk!
  • Pretty good, but some flaws

    By juliainor
    First of all, the mispronunciation of Ankylosaurus is annoying. This is a book about dinosaurs - at least get their names correct. My four year old was exasperated and said, "Why does he keep saying ankylosaurus wrong?" It would also benefit from additional detail at the end. The "About Tyrannosaurus Rex" section is pretty weak and has little real information. That said, son did enjoy the story.
  • Great app for autistic son!

    By V. I-M.
    My autistic son's area of interest is dinosaurs, and he's learning to read. He only likes non-fiction and only books with realistic pictures. I have a hard time finding realistic Dino books with narrative flow. This app is perfect! We want more just like this!!! Love that when you tap pics, the narrator gives accurate Dino names, too!
  • My 5 year old says, "I love it!"

    By Momoftwotoddlers
    This is well done. The story is engaging and the pictures are wonderful. I just wish it had a bit more for the price. Maybe an update with another story? Or an add on with more of an interactive nature?
  • Great

    By ijaguar
    My 6 year old son loves it...and so do I!!!!!!