When I was a kid, I got this magazine called Penny Power, which was put out by Consumer Reports with the goal of helping kids grow wise to the concepts of money (mostly spending it) in age-appropriate ways. It's no longer published, but I still remember some of the lessons it taught me, because it made those lessons fun. Dinorama appeals to me for the same reasons, now as a parent myself. It's filled with teachable moments about money, wrapped up in a tycoon-style game where kids build and run their own dinosaur park.
Let's face it: Dinosaurs are pretty universally fascinating, whether they're discovered via the likes of a history book or Jurassic Park. Considering the iPad's multimedia prowess, there's certainly an opportunity for a well-considered app to match the grandeur of the extinct beasts with an exciting and all-encompassing app, and Inside the World of Dinosaurs comes out swinging with a couple very notable features, such as full narration from actor Stephen Fry and 3D dinosaur models that roam and emit sound effects amidst pages of text.