Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo!
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo! is a sequel (in both its app and book forms) to the Sesame Street classic, The Monster at the End of This Book. In that first story, Grover begged readers not to turn pages, so as to stay away from the monster at the end -- which turned out to be him. In this follow-up, Grover goes through the same problem, but this time with Elmo taking the opposite stance and goading kids to keep turning pages.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
- identifying emotions
Engagement, Approach, Support
Lovable characters, seamless interactive elements, and a good dose of intrigue push kids to keep turning the pages. There are enough different things to try that kids will probably want to flip through at least a few times.
Kids can learn vocabulary and emotional awareness as they practice following verbal directions. Referencing the emotionally charged interchanges between Elmo and Grover in off screen conversations may help kids learn empathy and conflict resolution.
Grover and Elmo guide kids through the entire book with clear verbal instructions ("Turn the page, please,"), including an intro tutorial. Find lots of learning ideas and extension activities under the Parents Notes tab.
What's it about?
In this creative and funny book app, kids listen in as Grover and Elmo banter about whether or not to see the monster at the end of the book. Grover is afraid, while Elmo is eager. As Grover puts obstacles like paper clips and blocks up against the pages to prevent Elmo from turning them, Elmo asks kids to help him break through those obstacles and turn the pages. The end result is sweet, funny, and very Sesame Street-wise in teaching kids about understanding emotions, negotiating solutions with friends, and being brave.
Is it any good?
ANOTHER MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK is a very nice follow-up to a Sesame Street classic. The story is genuinely humorous and well-acted by real Muppet voices in this app. And the interactivity has been woven in seamlessly. When Grover builds a wall of blocks to stop the page from turning, for example, kids can not only knock down those blocks, they can also move them around to build whatever they want. When Grover tries to paper clip the pages together, kids can help Elmo by pulling and tossing those clips. It's a whole lot of fun.
Families can talk about...
Read the Parent Notes on the app's parent tab for suggestions on ways to help your kid learn with this story.
Before reading the book, ask kids if they'd want to see the monster at the end if they were in the book. Then ask again at the end.
Laugh with your child. This book is not only educational, it's funny!