Big Bird's First Book of Letters is a sturdy board book that introduces kids to the alphabet using their favorite Sesame Street characters. The book is part of LeapFrog's Get Ready to Read series and is compatible with the LeapReader Junior, which is sold separately. The Book Pal interacts with the touchpoints in the book, of which there are more than 150 throughout the 14 pages. Each letter of the alphabet is featured in both capital and lowercase form and accompanied by an illustration of something or someone beginning with that letter. Both the letter and picture have audio with fun facts such as the names of the letters, the sounds they make, what they're shaped like, other words that start with that letter, and more. Kids are even prompted to point out different things. And different tunes play when you tap the area surrounding each letter and picture. On the last page, Big Bird sings the ABCs. There are two voices featured, one of which is Big Bird's.
This book has much more interactivity than we expected with two to three phrases per each letter and picture. Big Bird's First Book of Letters teaches the alphabet and also helps toddlers learn to follow directions. It may be best suited for existing fans of Sesame Street, though, as many of the words specified for each letter are names of characters, such as A for Abby and T for Telly. Kids who don't already know Sesame Street may not be as into it.
Big Bird's First Book of Letters is for ages 1-3.
You will need to have your LeapReader Junior set up with your computer and the audio for Big Bird's First Book of Letters downloaded onto your Book Pal in order to use it with this book.
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