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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Monster at the End of this Book - Sesame Street eBooks

As I was reading a few publishing blogs I came across an article about Sesame Street creating eBooks for children. I had to check it out at once so I went to the Sesame Street site and found this book ready to be read. At the moment they have a few books that are read to you on the computer free of charge. There has been some discussion the the publishing world about whether or not having a computer, or other electronic device, read to you is going to be detrimental to young readers. I have to say I think it will be great for young readers. Being able to have a book read to you at any time is a wonderful thing. Not to mention the fact that when this book is being read, by the one-and-only Grover, the words are highlighted as he says them. That is wonderful for teaching children to follow along. I can also see the benefit of having a child be able to share this book with his/her parent. Giving young readers the opportunity to be read to even when mom or dad is busy would seem to give kids a lot more chances to hear "masterful reading."

I really enjoyed having this story read to me by Grover. I feel the pace is very good for young readers and I liked that you have the option to turn the page yourself or have the it turned for you. I remember reading this story when I used to babysit and it was always fun to watch the kids at the ending when they find out who the monster at the end of the story is.

Check out this book online by clicking the link below or the cover image. Enjoy.

The Monster at the end of this Book by Jon Stone, illustrated by Mike Smollin

1 comment:

  1. This was fun to read, thanks Ruth. This is the kind of thing e-books are meant for!