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Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures: What's Cooking?

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Unexciting Sesame Street story in a glitchy app.

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When Noggin aired Sesame Street Unpaved, it highlighted episodes including Ernie and his roommate, Bert. This story is better for kids than the funny antics of Ernie from the early episodes, as it accounts for new educational standards. Not to mention how cute the clay models are!

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The clay-character illustrations in BERT AND ERNIE'S GREAT ADVENTURES: WHAT'S COOKING? are certainly appealing, and the narration by Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street's Gordon) is great. But this is still a lackluster storybook app. The app's strange tendency to flash white in the middle of a bit of narration is annoying to say the least, and makes kids think the app is about to crash (even if it doesn't). The story itself is not very exciting (and some authority-flouting preschoolers might not understand the nuance of the message). And while it's nice to have coloring pages as a bonus, these pages don't highlight the color that is in use, so that kids don't know which color they are using until they start to draw.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: January 25, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Sesame Street
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.2 or later
  • Last updated: August 22, 2016

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