David Eckstein spoke to Major League Baseball dot com prior to throwing out the first pitch of Game 6 of the World Series tonight, and talked about his involvement with the making and narration of the David & Goliath for the iPad app book for kids! Kudos to David for a job well done, both on and off the field!
Smart Apps for Kids, a dad’s quest to find the best educational apps for the iPad and iPhone, just reviewed the David and Goliath for the iPad; MVP Edition, narrated by David Eckstein.
“The app is outstanding with fantastic, vibrant animations and images…The subtitle “MVP Edition” isn’t an empty moniker, either,” said the review.
The review concluded with a nod to the kids enjoyment of the app: “I like the app a lot and my kids REALLY enjoyed the story. E, who is small for his age, was thrilled at watching the outcome and Lily, who probably didn’t understand more than half of the text as it was read, also was head-on-my-shoulder attentive. (If Lily holds still, that’s a good sign.)…the app is a must-download.”
Another great review for David and Goliath for the iPad! The iPhone Mom just reviewed the MVP Edition and said “…the illustrations for David and Goliath are top notch. I found this to be one of the most entertaining Bible stories I’ve seen for the iPad.”
In addition, the iPhone Mom pointed out that the app’s story hits the right amount of detail. “I’ve read some versions that are so short you wonder what in the world David was doing out on the battlefield in the first place. Here you get just enough background information so that the enormity of what David does makes sense,” said the iPhone Mom! She also complemented the story’s narrator, 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein writing that he did “a nice job” and we agree!
Many thanks to one of our favorite moms for the positive review of the story.
Read what BestAppsforKids says about David & Goliath MVP Edition: “With its soaring soundtrack, sweeping scenes and brilliant set of interactive features, the David and Goliath for the iPad MVP Edition app is one of the highest quality eBooks out there.”
In addition, the review adds: “The MVP edition…is narrated by none other than baseball super star David Eckstein, MVP of the 2006 World Series, who is no stranger to overcoming great odds. There is even a special message at the end of the story from Eckstein’s wife, actress Ashley Eckstein, about the importance of perseverance in the face of opposition. Now that’s a message you can really get behind.”
Many thanks to the site for the kind review!
Read it here! iPad-Apps-Review-Online gives a big thumbs up to our David and Goliath kids book app!
“The animation is picture perfect and it made me want to read the story again and again…kids will surely enjoy this app. I recommend David and Goliath to mothers who want their kids to enjoy an interactive reading experience.”
We couldn’t agree more! We hope mothers — and fathers — share the experience of the app with their kids. As the review begins: “…but now a modern day David – David Eckstein, has narrated the epic story, with wonderful 3D animation, music and some interesting activities which kids will enjoy.”
Steve Jobs was often quoted as saying that one of the best things to ever happen to him was being fired from his job.
For anyone who has ever been fired or laid-off, the future can suddenly appear bleak and their existence seemingly small.
We want to thank Steve Jobs for his example of hanging-in there, persevering, putting up the good fight and succeeding. There is a great metaphor of that scenario right here with the David and Goliath story. Thus, we also want to thank Steve Jobs for providing us the vibrant platform to retell this story in an interactive, meaningful and inspirational way.
Welcome to Jumping Pages! We are proud to announce that our first titles — David & Goliath and David & Goliath: The MVP Edition are now available on the App Store for iPad. David & Goliath: The MVP Edition is narrated by 2006 World Series Most Valuable Player David Eckstein, a modern day David who overcame the odds to achieve glory!
The David & Goliath Apps are filled with animation, interactive components and an original musical score that will bring to life David and Goliath’s epic battle. Young readers are able to immerse themselves in the story through dozens of activities, including catapulting burning weapons, defeating a lion and a bear, taking aim at Goliath and joyfully tossing David in the air after his victory.
The MVP Edition celebrates the five year anniversary of David Eckstein’s inspirational performance in the 2006 World Series and concludes with a short, narrated afterword by the actress, Star Wars Clone Wars star and David’s wife, Ashley Eckstein, about the similarities between the story’s David and his belief in overcoming the odds and her husband’s unlikely journey to baseball stardom.
We want to extend our appreciation to the Ecksteins for their help on the project. Their graciousness is reflected in their willingness to donate 10% of sales from the MVP Edition to several non-profit organizations they support, including Bags of Hope of Central Florida’s Feed and Read program for children.
We hope that kids, and their Moms and Dads, will find these apps to be an enjoyable and meaningful experience!