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Another Monster at the End of This Book

Another Monster at the End of This Book

Spring 2012 Mobile Apps
Ages: 3 & Up
Developer: Sesame Workshop
Download Price: $3.99
Platform: iPad

From the moment the red C in the Callaway Digital Arts logo becomes furry, we know we're in for a page-turning, screen swiping treat. Two good friends, Grover and Elmo, don't agree. Grover does not, not, not, want to see the monster at the end of the book, and, as one would expect, Elmo can't wait.

Grover invents ways to stop Elmo (and the reader) from reaching the monster. He puts paper clips on the pages to prevent Elmo from turning them, he builds an obstacle wall of alphabet blocks, slaps glue all over to make the pages stick together, and places a combination locked steel door in Elmo's path.

Playful readers (of all ages) will delight in the challenges to remove Grover's blockades, cheer Elmo's cajoling efforts to get Grover to venture to the end of the book, and squeal with accomplishment as each page is unlocked. Along the way, children will see how Grover and Elmo's words look they are highlighted on screen, bubble over with questions to ask, and learn just how much fun can be. Kudos to Callaway.

Claire Green   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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Sesame Workshop
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