GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER! by Ed Emberley
Kirkus Star

GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER!

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Understated but effective animations and interactive effects boost a long-standing favorite into the storytime stratosphere.

The monster’s face that appears piecemeal and then disappears likewise in Emberley’s die-cut original (1992, rev. ed. 2005) gets even better thanks to interactive features. The “big yellow eyes” blink and “boink!” with a tap, and “little squiggly ears” and other facial features flex and sound off similarly. A touch-controlled “flashlight” for the black “DON’T COME BACK!” finale illuminates a full-body view of the monster (along with other surprises). A terrific set of viewing options add to the glory; with manual page advances, children can either read it for themselves or hear an expressive rendition in the voices of the author or a child, or they can select the automatic mode to listen to a musical version.

A natural and seamlessly designed extension of a modern classic, certain to be more durable in this form than the easily destroyed paper original to boot. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)


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Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 2011
Publisher: Night & Day Studios
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2011




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