I’m all for books that provide something a little different and educate my son at the same time. The new iExplore Micro Monsters book is one of two new books to the Carlton Books iExplore series. Using augmented reality using the free app available on iTunes and Google Play, we’ve been going on a voyage of discovery.
The latest iExplore books, Micro Monsters and Extinct Animals, were published on 7th September and we’ve had great fun looking through the 28 page hardback iExplore Micro Monsters book since it arrived. It’s often hard for children to realise that there’s a whole world that can only be viewed under a microscope.
In this book, you get to learn about animals such as Fleas, Eyelash Mites, and Ticks, as well as Antarctic Krill, Pseudoscorpions and the dreaded Head Lice.
The book is full of great graphics and photographs along with lots of facts for children to gain a better understanding of these tiny creatures. Thankfully, our cat has never had fleas due to the monthly treatment he has, so my 7 year old has never seen one for real (long may that continue), so the iExplore Micro Monsters book has brought them to life for him in others way. The book itself is engaging, through in the AR technology and he’s hooked.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it on your device and hold it over the Micro Monsters Activation zone (there are ten in this book) and watch the micro monster come to life.
You can make the animal leap up from the page by tapping the microscope icon and then make it move by rotating the toggle wheel.
Not only can you have lots of fun with the AR technology to make the creatures come alive, but you can also use the app to learn more about each animal too. Move the slider on the top right corner of the screen to the left to bring up a number of different options. There’s a quiz with multiple levels to complete, information to learn about things such as habitats and close up images of each animal. It adds another level to the book and AR fun.
It’s also worth noting that iExplore Micro Monsters book and the AR technology work without Wi-Fi, so you can have fun on the go too. Priced at £9.99, we both think these books are great fun as well as being educational.
To see the full range, pop over to the Carlton Books website, I’ve just noticed that they’ve got an AR How to Train Your Dragon book coming out soon, best I pop that on Monkey’s birthday list pronto!
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
I’ve teamed up with Carlton Books to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of one of the iExplore books of their choice worth £9.99 from Micro Monsters, Predators, Into Deep Space, Ocean Monsters, Extinct Animals, The Brain or Bugs. Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
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103 thoughts on “iExplore Micro Monsters book – review and giveaway”
I would choose Ocean Monsters for my son as he is into sharks and loves watching films like Jaws!
I would choose iExplore Bugs, because my son is fascinated by all types of bugs.
I would like the brain, a complex and little understood organ
My children would love into deep space xXx
I would choose Ocean Monsters…it amazes me how little we know about ocean creatures as theres so much more to explore the deeper we go
Definitely bugs, we love looking for them
my son would love to find out more about extinct animals 🙂
I would choose iexplore bugs my niece loves creepy crawlies for some reason
Ocean Monsters as my godson loves the sea and sharks
I would choose Into Deep Space because my nephew would like that,he’s very interested in space.
The extinct animals as I think my kids would find it interesting
I would go for Into deep space – it sounds like something my son would love to learn about.
Predators because we love the big cats!
I would choose Ocean Monsters, I think both my little boy and girl would enjoy it!
My son would be interesting in learning more about the ocean monsters
The brain one because its educational and you don’t get to see whats in your head lol x
Micro Monsters my grandson is bug mad, and loves looking at things with his microscope, which is great as I used to love butterflies and caterpillars when I was his age
Micro monsters or Bugs – I think these would be my sons’ favourites! They all look really good though!
I would choose iexplore bugs because my kids love creepy crawlies.
Extinct Animals would be my choice. Even the thought of little creepy crawlies makes me itch. I would rather come face to face with a man eating dinosaur!
I would love the my little pony one for my daughter as my son has the jurassic world one, or i would love to get the solar system one for them both.
iExplore The Brain for my neice who is interested in the human body and science x
WE WOULD CHOOSE PREDATORS – THE KIDS ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN THEM
extincnt animals im sure my nephew would love it!
I would choose extinct animals – I am an archaeologist so its kind of my thing 🙂
My son would love the iSolar System and my daughter would love the My Little Pony one
I’d choose BUGS – it just might get me over my phobia of them if I understood them a little better? Then again it may make it 10 times worse? 😉
Extinct Animals, my eldest love history & would be more fascinating info for him
The bugs one – my daughter is fascinated by bugs 😀 xxxx
I think the extinct animals ones
Extinct animals because it’s always fantastic to know what Creatures use to live here before but sometimes sad they are still not around
Extinct Animals as it sounds interesting and fun to learn about the animals
I will choose I explore the brain. My son will love it as he is fascinated by the way we think. I am sure that will be his choice.
I think my son would enjoy the Extinct Animals as he collects fossils and is interested in learning about animals that roamed the earth long ago such as the woolly mammoth.
Deep Space because my son would like that
Bugs because my son loves looking for bugs and identifying them x
I think my kids would love the Into Deep Space, my eldest 3 are home educated and this would be perfect for that, especially as they show a real interest in space!
Extinct Animals, as it would good to see animals you might not see anymore.
Ocean Monsters looks brilliant!
I would choose the deep space one x
Dreamworks Dragons Come to Life! looks brilliant!
I would have to choose the iExplore – Predators
I would choose the ocean monsters one
we would choose Ocean Monsters as my daughter loves the idea of creatures underwater xx
Into Deep Space – my daughter is fascinated by space just now.
Which iExplore title would you choose if you won and why? . . . . bugs as they are so fascinating
Predators as these creatures are so fascinating
Into Deep Space because the twins are heavily into space travel games at the moment. I would like to read the brain one myself though
My daughter would love ocean monsters
I would love to win Predators as I know it would really appeal to two of my grandsons 🙂
Micro monsters, as my daughter loves bugs.
micro monsters as my brother would love it
I would choose Ocean Monsters as my son is always researching sea creatures – the stranger looking the better!
Ocean monsters because my son is fascinated by the ocean!
Wow, these books look amazing, I would choose Ocean Monsters, the grandchildren would love this
Jurassic World Special Edition: From DNA to Indominus rex! – My little 1 LOVES dinosaurs!!!
My daughter is fascinated by space so I would definitely go for Into Deep Space.
Into Deep Space – my lad is space-mad!
Love look of the bug book for my eldest who loves bugs
My little boy is a huge fan of the transformers so it would have to be the Transformers: Crown City. I love the idea of the augmented reality books.
My grandson would love the bug book as he is fascinated with creepy crawlies
Into Deep Space! My daughter has been asking me a lot of questions about space!
Micro Monsters i think x
Ocean Monsters, my daughter is fascinated by this.
Micro Monsters, because it is really interesting to learn about microscopic things that you can only see with a microscope.
I think my little niece would be really interested in the Extinct Animals book!
id choose into deep space because we find space fascinating
The Extinct Animals book as my son would be fascinated by these!
They all sounds good, but ocean monsters so we know what to look out for when we snorkle!
Micro Monsters because it would be exciting to see small creatures made larger
I would choose ‘The Brain’ as my daughter is starting to become fascinated with how our bodies work!
ocean monsters as I love everything to do with the sea
Into Deep Space – my daughter is fascinated by space
Ocean Monsters sounds great.
iExplore Micro Monsters – my daughter loves bugs!
I would chose the iexplore bugs as my daughter loves creepy crawlies.
Love the deep space one. We are at the space and stars stage so would be great for when we look at the night sky.
Deep Sace, my son has a massive fascination with all things space x
I would love the Extinct Animals book for my daughter. She wants to be a zoologist when she grows up so this would be fabulous for her.
Ocean Monsters, my 2 are fascinated by the world around them and the sea in particular.
ocean monsters as my daughter loves the sea
Ocean Monsters would be great
I’d choose The Brain as my daughter loves learning about the human body 🙂
I would pick Ocean monsters, my daughter loves the sea as daddy is a fisherman!
Id choose ocean monsters because my son is shark mad.
extinct animals because im interested
the boys love sea creatures so ocean monsters.
Ocean Monsters – this would tie in with watching Blue Planet II
Extinct Animals – one of my nephews wants to be a paleontologist, he’s six
Ocean monsters would be my first buy and then more…
iExplore Micro Monsters book sounds interesting.
I would choose iExplore Bugs because my girls love to go on mini beast hunts, they love them!
i think they would go for the ocean monsters
My nephew would love into deep space as he is fascinated with it.
iExplore – Extinct Animals, my daughter would be very interested in this one 🙂
I would choose iexplore bugs my niece loves creepy crawlies xx
We would love the INTO DEEP SPACE book, we have the brain one and it is fascinating and both of y kids love space!
I’d choose the extinct animals I explore book as my son loves learning about them
Ocean Monsters my kids would love it