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App Description

Get ready to learn to read with Elmo! This 30+ page interactive birthday story includes helpful reading tools, silly Sesame fun, and 3 exciting games designed to practice early reading skills. Narrated by Bob from Sesame Street!

** Featured in “Raise an e-bookworm” - Parenting August 2012
** Featured in Parents iPad Edition July 2012
** Top 5 Paid Book iPad app – May 2012
** Featured in Apps for Kids: Letters & Words – May 2012
** 4.1 out of 5 stars – Children's Technology Review

SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Exclusive, brand-new interactive story that will have children giggling as they play party letter and word games and have fun with their friends at a monster-filled birthday bash!
- 3 hands-on games with Elmo: Practice upper and lowercase letters, learn letter sounds, and match rhyming words—skills that are building blocks for strong readers!
-Rich reading tools: Tap on any word to hear it read out loud, and hear definitions and fun questions for select vocabulary words. Great for kids who are eager to begin reading!
- Silly Sesame Street fun: Celebrate Elmo’s birthday with Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang. Narrated by Bob McGrath (“Bob”), a fixture on Sesame Street for more than 40 years.
-High quality Retina graphics optimized for the new iPad
-Helpful Parent Tips: Hints and ideas to help make reading fun, from the education experts at Sesame Workshop and Random House Children’s Books.

THREE WAYS TO READ:
-Record-your-voice: It’s easy to record your voice to play on each page. Perfect for traveling parents and early readers!
-Read-along: Watch and listen as words are highlighted while the text is read aloud. Interact with the illustrations for even more birthday fun!
-Auto-play: Watch and listen as the story is read aloud, and pages turn automatically.

ABOUT STEP INTO READING ®
STEP INTO READING ® —a reading program trusted by teachers and librarians —is designed to give every child a successful reading experience. Children can progress through the steps at their own speed, developing confidence in their reading, no matter what their grade. For more information about our books and ebooks, visit StepIntoReading.com.

MORE APPS FROM RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS:
- Pat the Bunny
- Barbie Princess Charm School
- The Poky Little Puppy

MORE APPS FROM SESAME STREET
-The Monster at the End of this Book
-Another Monster at the End of this Book
-Elmo Loves ABCs

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App Changes

January 31, 2014 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
September 26, 2013 New version 1.3
February 03, 2013 Price Decrease: $3.99 -> $0.99
November 30, -0001 Initial Release

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