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Pili Pop: Español app review

In Pili Pop Labs‘ immersive language-learning apps, you play a cute alien creature who has just landed on Earth and needs to acquire human language — fast. I gave Pili Pop: Español (2015; iOS and Android) a try to brush up on my (rusty) Spanish. Vocabulary (numbers, clothing, animals, fruits, body parts, etc.) is presented […]

Hello Atlas app review

The free Hello Atlas app (Wide Eyed Editions, October 2016; iOS and Android), a companion to the book of the same title, offers a simple introduction to over one hundred languages through greetings and introductory phrases. The opening menu is a slightly animated world map (boats and whales float around the continents), with seven labels: North […]

Hello, hello

It really is a small world after all. We just received two new children’s atlases with the exact same focus: how people say “Hello” around the world. The Hello Atlas and Hello World: A Celebration of Languages and Curiosities are both large-format, fully illustrated atlases. Instead of details about capital cities and mountain ranges, each book […]