I found this new Feed Me Books linky via Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile and decided that it will be fun to participate in it when I can. I always love sharing good reads, and I like the idea of a theme and a limit to three books only. So the theme of this week is Lift-the-Flap books.
DK lift-the-flap series were the books in Smarty's first and second year of life. We have several of them, a gift from my parents. They are excellent board books – sturdy, big, with clear illustrations and lots of flap for little fingers to open. Of course, there are all kinds of games that you can play with those books – look-and-find games, pointing all red objects, etc. Even now my daughter occasionally pulls out those books just so she can read all the words.
I like DK books, but if I had to always buy the books by one publisher, I’d go with Usborne (and, no, I am not their distributor and don’t know anyone who is). Their books are just amazing – in quality, in content and in range. My daughter (she is currently 3 years and 3 months old) is very fascinated with human body and really enjoyed this book. OK, she enjoyed it until she found a broken bone under one of the flaps, and it freaked her out. Still, I highly recommend Usborne flap books for older kids, and I am contemplating their brand new lift-the-flap atlas for our geography journey.
This is the current favorite lift-the-flap book from the library visit. We had it once during story time, and when Smarty saw it on the shelf she insisted that she has to have it. I think underwear obsession is part of toddlerhood especially when you are wearing big girl pants. It’s a fun book to read even though I had trouble explaining a few things to Smarty (why does the sheep say, Please don’t stare?). It’s definitely not my favorite, but daughter enjoys it, and that’s what matters most.
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