Mini Monsters review
This educational but fun app collects several hundred of the Science Photo Library’s best close-up images of insects, spiders and other creepy-crawlies, and allows you to search and view them easily on the iPad’s large, sharp screen.
There’s a brilliant ‘ew!’ factor when viewing leeches, lice, tapeworms and other nasties in glorious full-screen high definition - the electron microsocope captures an astonishing level of detail, enabling you to make out the little claws on a tarantula’s foot, for instance, or a tick’s mouth parts – and children who are fond of the gross side of science should thoroughly enjoy the app, at least for a while.
There are brief annotations on each slide, and you can ‘favourite’ the ones you like best for convenient viewing later.
It’s not cheap, but we reckon kids will love freaking out their parents with this unpleasant (and educational) set of photos.