iBook Review: Story of the Titanic

I have written before that I am slowly in the process of moving everything from the SuperMom, another website of mine, over to here on The Kitchen Magpie. I can’t keep up with 3 blogs (now that I have the Culinary Cook Off one to do as well) and all the content I write on the interwebs has to be streamlined somehow. I have kept all my family related reviews on that site more than here, but that’s going to change with the move.

If there is one subject that my children are obsessed with lately, it’s the Titanic. It has always been a topic of fascination in our household, one that we all like to discuss. We’ve visited the exhibit that was at the Science Centers here in Alberta and even my daughter enjoyed every moment of it. It was amazing to see actual artifacts that were salvaged from the Titanic itself.

When I was asked if I’d like to try out the new EBook by DK Books, called the Story of the Titanic, I quickly said sign me up.  Not only does it pair my children’s love of everything Titanic but also their love of everything IPad related as well.

The description of the EBook :

This is the tragic story of the Titanic, the biggest and most luxurious ocean liner the world has ever seen, which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1912. Follow the fateful voyage of this world-famous liner through vivid original artwork, discovering how she was built and equipped, and what kind of passengers and crew she carried. This new eBook contains interactive zooming features to illustrate where the Titanic is on her voyage and a gallery widget showcasing incredible photographic imagery of the ship, its construction, its lavish interior, a taste of life onboard, and the aftermath of the disaster. Experience the history of the Titanic like never before, watching the sinking ship in its 4-step sequence and listening to the distress calls made from on board. Explore it all, with a 3-D model of theTitanic at your fingertips. Watch newsreel footage documenting the Titanic being built, the ship’s launch, and relatives waiting for news of the survivors. Story of the Titanic takes a closer look at the passengers and crew of the Titanic, following their different fates from the exciting start of the voyage to its tragic end.



As you can see in the very top photo of this post, my son was more than happy to delve into this book. He and his sister read it together and the he proceeded to read it again by himself. The interactive parts are extremely cool, how amazing is technology that we can have a video of actual Titanic events embedded right into what we are reading?

The page below has footage of the actual Captain of the Titanic himself that you can touch to play. Other pages such as the one above have a little “who’s on board” symbol, which is a hide and seek type of activity that the kids can enjoy. My son commented that this was one of his favorite parts.



The cost of this app is $4.99 and I think if you have a Titanic obsessed chlid – or adult- in your family, it’s a must-have for an EBook. I know my son is going to enjoy this for a while and I like having it tucked away on my IPad to pull out for entertainment purposes when needed!


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