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Don't Wake Up Tiger

Reviewed on 4/20/18

A charming, interactive book app that asks readers to help move the story forward.  In the spirit of the Sesame Street classic The Monster at the End of this Book and Press Here by Herve Tullet, Don’t Wake Up Tiger is a print book that asks readers to interact with the pages to move the action of the story forward. These sorts of books lend themselves readily to being made into an interactive app and that’s just what Nosy Crow has done with this adorable story, with users being asked to stroke the tiger’s nose, blow the frog past the sleeping tiger and rock the tiger to sleep among other actions. Within the app, in addition to hearing the story and interacting with it (there is, unfortunately, no “read it myself” option), users can also hear a recorded song (and watch the accompanying video, related to the book’s clever ending), play a memory match game and play a “spot the differences” game. Be sure to check out the print version of Don’t Wake Up Tiger and enjoy both versions of the book.  Which one does your family like better?

Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool