New Kid On The Block (PC and Mac, CD-ROM) Broderbund Software - 1993 USA, Canada Release (OEM)

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New Kid On The Block
Product ID 84578-49408oem
Product UPC 784578494088
Platform(s) PC and Mac
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1993
Publisher(s) Broderbund Software
Label Living Books
Category(s) Education, Storybook
Recommended age(s) 6-12.
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Step right into the world of poetry.

  • Click on eat spinach and his complexion turns green.
  • Click on ten and ten happy porcupines appear.
  • Click on tackle and see him "hit" the books.
  • Click on liver and he turns yucky purple.
  • Click on pet porcupines and they fling their needles.
  • Click on teacher and she piles on more homework.

Broderbund's Living Books: Stories and poems you bring to life!

The New Kid on the Block.
Poems by Jack Prelutsky.

With Broderbund's first interactive poetry book, children are encouraged to learn the meaning of words by exploring poems.

They'll meet an ugly dog, a leaking baby and the exploding Bloders. They'll giggle at the antics of a chorus line of 40 dancing bananas and laugh as fearless Tillie eats her fiery chili.

In this irresistible collection of 18 hilarious poems, Prelutsky displays an unerring instinct for subjects that appeal to children.

A giant step beyond ordinary electronic books, Broderbund's Living Books are stories and poems touched by magic and brought to life with characters that talk and move and sing and dance.

Wonderful worlds, begging to be explored, open up at each turn of the page. With sound effects, music, humor and lots of animations, it's a whole new learning experience.

Simple to use means children just point and click. So they can repeat a favorite part, go back or skip ahead, all at their own pace.

Reading skills grow through word recognition. Words, phrases and lines can be highlighted individually; the computer then reads them aloud, and animations convey their meaning.

Jack Prelutsky has been delighting children for years with his poems, and he himself has read four of the selections in this Living Book. He has written over thirty books of verse, and is currently working on poems for at least three future books.

James Stevenson's drawings are seen regularly in The New Yorker magazine, and he has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including "We Can't Sleep" and "The Night After Christmas."

Living Books: Children don't just read them. They live them.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 386
Required RAM 4MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio SoundBlaster
SoundBlaster Pro
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
Mac System 6.0.7
Required CPU Mac II
Required RAM 4MB
Supported Video 13" 256 Color
PC Windows 95
Required CPU 386DX
Required RAM 8MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required Audio SoundBlaster
SoundBlaster Pro
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color

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