What Is This App?
Adapted from the 1971 original hardcover book published by Golden Books, this hilarious book app features lovable old Grover at his paranoid best. Grover reads the title of this book and then becomes scared of finding the monster at the end.
How to Explore
On each page, as Grover implores you not to turn the next page, he reads the words out loud as they highlight. Becoming desperate, Grover concocts barriers to keep you from turning the page, such as tying the pages together with ropes (which you can break by tapping them or tickling Grover) or building a brick wall (which you can tap to break).
Why This App is Good
This app is special because kids feel like Grover is interacting directly with them as he peers out at them from different places on the screen. The classic book is enhanced with the addition of sound, highlighted words, and fantastic interactions and animations. We really like the way the words animate to follow the intonation of Grover. When he exclaims "Monster" the word gets bigger and changes color. Fun!
For parents, the app offers suggested questions to ask your child to help kids overcome common childhood fears, and provides a visual table of contents.
The Monster at the End of This Book...starring Grover! is a terrific app for all kids who adore Sesame Street. It is also a great springboard for talking to your kids about childhood fears.
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