`Cat in the Hat' Coming Soon To CD-ROM

DR. SEUSS ON A DISC

THEY do not like it, Sam-I-am.

They do not like Seuss on RAM.

They do not like him on the screen.

They do not like him, sight-unseen.

Some educators aren't too happy that Living Books, a joint venture between Broderbund Software Inc. and Random House, will begin publishing the popular Dr. Seuss books on CD-ROM beginning next year.

Donald Roberts, chairman of Stanford University's Department of Communications, said there are important social dimensions to the parent-child interactions of reading time that don't translate to computers.

``There are a tremendous number of positive consequences that have nothing to do with the book being read,'' he said.

``There's contact, and a sense of security and a kind of interaction between parent and child that no computer can replicate,'' added Mr. Roberts.

CD-ROMs are computer discs that contain large amounts of information. Because they hold so much data, they can be used to store short snippets of animation and video.

Living Books has the rights to all 48 Dr. Seuss books written by the late Theodor Geisel. They are expected to cost $40 to $50 each.

The Seuss CD-ROMs contain all the text and pictures of the original books. But children can also use a mouse to click on parts of the screen picture, launching animated effects.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK