Collins Big Cat: At the Dump Story Creator and Collins Big Cat: Playing Story Creator are two book releases from Collins Big Cat. TWA wrote about this easy reader series earlier in the year and continue to love all the options it gives kids during and after the story. It is the perfect way to engage young children into the wonderful world of literacy. Again, what we like so much is that the Story Creator feature helps to transform young readers into writers. You can use the app again and again by using elements of the story to create new books. They also extend learning beyond the book – every app contains guidance for parents tailored to the story. The first title, Playing Story Creator, is about three children who play outside despite the weather. They romp in the rain, wind, snow and mud. This storyline is a perfect way to spark various conversations with preschool - first-grade children. Who doesn't like playing? The second title, At the Dump Story Creator, is all about the chore of toting your rubbish too, that's right - the dump. This storyline gives way to discussions about recycling and caring for the environment. Questions posed can include: Where does the paper go? Where does the glass go? What else can we recycle at the dump? This family trip allows children to practice their own recycling skills – they can drag the rubbish to the correct bins. Kids help out the characters as they tidy up so that all the household waste is thrown away in the appropriate place.