Parents' Guide to

Elmo's Monster Maker

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Your created Muppets play with Elmo in real video.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Shrek has to create monsters to defeat Lord Farquad

age 18+

Super inappropriate, dont buy

I bought this app for my child thinking it was but a simple Sesame Street game. But I was wrong. I look at my child's iPad, and there were scenes of inappropriate things, like gun violence and nudity. My child has been a raging psycopath ever since. If you value your child's sanity, DO NOT BUY THIS>

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

ELMO'S MONSTER MAKER is a great app. The video on it is truly amazing. You will create a muppet monster, choosing the eyes, nose, hat, and so on, but when that monster plays and dances with Elmo in the videos, it looks totally real. There's a real wow factor for young kids (and frankly, adults may think it's pretty neat, too). The interplay between Elmo and your custom muppet will also be genuinely funny. It may feel a bit short, but with so many possible combinations and so many potentially new and different monsters, there's plenty of replay value.

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