Bugsby is a bookworm that is also an assisted-reading toy. Kids hold the green pen-shaped device over special Bugsby books to have either individual words or the whole page read aloud. In addition to the story, each book offers two levels of games. Bugsby has a place to insert each book's cartridge which, when not in use, is conveniently stored inside each Bugsby book. The unit can have headphones attached so that kids can use it quietly. Add-on books ($8.99-$12.99) include characters from classic children's books like Olivia and Max & Ruby, but some also feature branded favorites such as Scooby-Doo and Dora the Explorer.
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