Living Books

Arthur's Birthday

Arthur's Birthday

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

Arthur's Birthday is an interactive storybook adaptation of Marc Brown's original picture book. Arthur is very excited about his upcoming birthday party, but as he invites all of friends to it, he makes the unfortunate discovery that Muffy is having her birthday party the same day, which puts all of the kids into a dilemma. However, on the way home from school the next day, Arthur and Francine devise a plan to fix the situation. As with other Living Books, the game offers the option of simply reading the story, or reading each page and then letting the user interact with the pictures....

Arthur's Reading Race

Arthur's Reading Race

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

In Arthur’s Reading Race by Living Books, the main character Arthur challenges his younger sister D.W. to read 10 words. If she can read that many words he will buy her ice cream. They travel through the town along with Arthur’s dog Pal, finding all kinds of words while having fun along the way. As with other Living Books series, the title presents pages that are drawn in a brightly colored cartoon style with animations. Arthur’s Reading Race has several other mini games inside the pages for children to explore. You can match words with pictures, and, in a board game race, move your pawn...

Just Grandma and Me

Just Grandma and Me

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

Just Grandma and Me is a story book game, based on the book by Mercer Mayer. Little Critter goes with his Grandmother to the beach, and you get to have fun with them. After the first part of the story is read to you, you can click on objects in the background, and have some amusement.

Little Monster At School

Little Monster At School

Windows 3.X - 1994

Play inside the story and interact with all the characters and words with Little Monster at School, a fun interactive reading experience with fully animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike. Wanderful brings every page of this timeless Mercer Mayer story to life. Read and play along with Little Monster on a fun-filled day at school as he explores different subjects with his classmates and makes friends with Yally, an often difficult fellow student.

Living Books: Arthurs Teacher Trouble

Living Books: Arthurs Teacher Trouble

ScummVM - 1994

In Arthurs Teacher Trouble, Arthur struggles with low self-esteem. To gain confidence his teacher aids him in studying for the school spelling bee. Watch Arthur grow and learn--and learn with him in Arthurs Teacher Trouble.

Living Books: Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham

Living Books: Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham

ScummVM - January 1, 1996

Green Eggs and Ham is the second Dr. Seuss Living Book Adaptation from Broderbund. The story features Sam-I-Am, who repeatedly asks the questions based on an object, e.g. “Would you Could you on a boat?”. This leads to his grumpy friend saying “I do not like Green Eggs an Ham”. The story gets more dramatic as it progresses. There are some activities featuring characters from the story like the Fox in a Box, and the Mouse in the House. The game features word recognition, vocabulary, reading comprehension and computer literacy. Every page is clickable for a few surprises. In Read to Me, the...

Living Books: Dr. Seuss's ABC

Living Books: Dr. Seuss's ABC

ScummVM - Released - 1995

Dr. Seuss’s ABC is a Living Book adaptation based on Dr. Seuss’s original picture book. In this book, children learn all about the alphabet while uncovering a few surprises along the way. Every word can be clicked to hear the pronunciation. This gives them a head start into learning new words. The recommended age group is 3 to 7. There is also an alphabet song included in the game.

Living Books: Harry and the Haunted House

Living Books: Harry and the Haunted House

ScummVM - September 1, 1994

This is an "electronic book", a game designed for kids which consists of a linearly-told story through still screens filled with hot-spots where kids can click and get animations, sounds, etc. In this game, Harry and his friends Stinky, Earl, and Amy are playing baseball when Harry hits one into the window of an old abandoned house. So the team embarks on a rescue mission to get the ball back from the seemingly haunted house.

Living Books: Just Grandma and Me

Living Books: Just Grandma and Me

ScummVM - February 16, 1992

In this endearing story, Little Critter and his Grandma spend a day at the beach where Little Critter rides a windblown umbrella, fends off a nasty crab, goes snorkeling and much more! Features interactive, unique teaching tools that can talk and play with your child in a way those traditional, one-dimensional books cannot.

Living Books: Little Monster at School

Living Books: Little Monster at School

ScummVM - 1994

Play inside the story and interact with all the characters and words with Little Monster at School, a fun interactive reading experience with fully animated content loved by children, parents and teachers alike. Wanderful brings every page of this timeless Mercer Mayer story to life. Read and play along with Little Monster on a fun-filled day at school as he explores different subjects with his classmates and makes friends with Yally, an often difficult fellow student.

Living Books: Maggie's Farmyard Adventure

ScummVM - Released - 1997

Maggie's Farmyard Adventure was an interactive storybook for children in the Living Books series, created with the Mohawk Living Books player. The book is an interactive story of the adventure of Maggie's cat. There are also modes to take part in games relating to the story, and to sing songs with Maggie's mother. In the interactive book mode, as the story is read, the objects in the background are clickable.

Living Books: Ruffs Bone

Living Books: Ruffs Bone

ScummVM - Released - 1994

Ruff’s Bone is a Living Book created by Eli Noyes, who is best known for his work for Sesame Street, Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, and countless others. In this story, Ruff is so excited about his bone, but when his trainer throws it in the yard, Ruff has to go look for it. There are zany and interesting things Ruff has discovered throughout the story. Every page is clickable to uncover some surprises.

Living Books: Sheila Rae, the Brave

Living Books: Sheila Rae, the Brave

ScummVM - Released - 1996

Shelia Rae, the Brave is an interactive storybook based on the book by Kevin Henkes. Venture with Shelia Rae in her town and she'll show you how brave she is and how she loves her family. After the first part of the story is read, players can click all over the screen to find lots of hidden surprises. The game also includes a special Treasure Hunt game and a Sing Along section where players can listen to the characters songs that they sing in the story. There is even a demo section to take a short look at some other games by Living Books.

Living Books: Stellaluna

Living Books: Stellaluna

ScummVM - Released - 1996

Stellaluna is a Living Book adaptation based on Jannell Cannon’s original picture book. The story is about a bat named Stellaluna, who lost her mother due to an owl crashing into her. Stellaluna has to find her mother, but she meets new friends throughout the story. There is also a Bat Quiz in which children test their knowledge of Bats. In Let Me Play, every page can be clicked to uncover a surprise or two.

Living Books: The Berenstain Bears Get In a Fight

Living Books: The Berenstain Bears Get In a Fight

ScummVM - Released - 1995

The Berenstain Bears Get in a Fight is a living book adaptation of Stan and Jan Berenstain’s original picture book. The story is about Brother and Sister Bear fighting with each other, but Mother Bear has plans to fix the situation. Every page is read out loud, and can be clicked on to find hidden surprises throughout the story. In Read to Me, the story automatically goes through the pages without the need of turning the pages manually in a real book.

Living Books: The Berenstain Bears in the Dark

Living Books: The Berenstain Bears in the Dark

ScummVM - Released - 1996

The Berenstain Bears in the Dark is an educational game based on the book of the same name. The plot of the book is that Brother Bear reads Sister Bear a scary story. Then, Sister Bear is afraid of the dark all night. Later that morning, Papa Bear has to show Sister Bear that it is just her imagination. Eventually, Brother Bear is the one afraid of the dark. There are two play modes, like many Living Books titles. There is Read To Me, which reads it to you, and Let Me Play, which lets you also play around with the items in the background. There are also two bonus games, Animal Match and...

Living Books: The Cat in the Hat

Living Books: The Cat in the Hat

ScummVM - Released - 1997

The Cat in the Hat is an interactive storybook for children, created with the Mohawk Living Books player. The book is an interactive story based on the Dr. Seuss children's book of the same name. A cat in a hat transforms a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical adventure. As the story is read, the objects in the background are clickable.

Living Books: The New Kid On the Block

Living Books: The New Kid On the Block

ScummVM - 1993

The fourth entry in the Living Books series written by Jack Prelutsky, this is a collection of 17 poems as opposed to the standard picture book adaptation usually seen in this series. Some of the poems included are "I Spied My Shadow Slinking" and "Homework! Oh, Homework!". The game can be played in two modes, "Read to Me" and "Let Me Play." The former mode reads the poem all the way through, then lets the user either replay it or go the next one. The latter reads the poem by stanza. Once the stanza has been read through, the player can click on the picture and the words in the story for...

Living Books: The Tortoise and the Hare

Living Books: The Tortoise and the Hare

ScummVM - 1993

Based on Aesop’s tale of determination and perseverance, Living Books brings the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Who hasn’t heard the story about the slow tortoise that, in the end, wins the race against the speedy hare? The story is presented across a baker's dozen of screens. Each starts with simple narration which allows and encourages reading along. Then the user can interact with many items on each page for exploration and fun. In theme with other Living Books series, the title presents pages that are drawn in a brightly colored cartoon style. Many hidden objects within the pages...

The New Kid On the Block

The New Kid On the Block

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

The fourth entry in the Living Books series written by Jack Prelutsky, this is a collection of 17 poems as opposed to the standard picture book adaptation usually seen in this series. Some of the poems included are "I Spied My Shadow Slinking" and "Homework! Oh, Homework!". The game can be played in two modes, "Read to Me" and "Let Me Play." The former mode reads the poem all the way through, then lets the user either replay it or go the next one. The latter reads the poem by stanza. Once the stanza has been read through, the player can click on the picture and the words in the story for all...

Sheila Rae, the Brave

Sheila Rae, the Brave

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

Shelia Rae, the Brave is an interactive storybook based on the book by Kevin Henkes. Venture with Shelia Rae in her town and she'll show you how brave she is and how she loves her family. After the first part of the story is read, players can click all over the screen to find lots of hidden surprises. The game also includes a special Treasure Hunt game and a Sing Along section where players can listen to the characters songs that they sing in the story. There is even a demo section to take a short look at some other games by Living Books.

The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

Windows 3.X - 1993

Based on Aesop’s tale of determination and perseverance, Living Books brings the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Who hasn’t heard the story about the slow tortoise that, in the end, wins the race against the speedy hare? The story is presented across a baker's dozen of screens. Each starts with simple narration which allows and encourages reading along. Then the user can interact with many items on each page for exploration and fun. In theme with other Living Books series, the title presents pages that are drawn in a brightly colored cartoon style. Many hidden objects within the pages are...

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