Friday, February 5, 2010

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.
Lift-the-flap ABC
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.
See Inside Your Body
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.
What color is your underwear
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.
Please visit Feed Me Books Friday for more lift-the-flap reviews.


Ginny Marie said...

We love DK books at our house, too. And that cow is adorable!

Visiting you from Feed Me Books Friday!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I totally agree about Usborne - great books!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Lift the flap atlas? We NEEEEEEED that!

Debbie said...

We need to find some interesting books on geography.

Selena won't read lift-the-flap books anymore. She use to love them when she was younger, but just pushes them aside now.

Christy said...

My daughter has that underwear obsession too.

I am a fan of Usborne books too.

MommaHarms said...

LOL - Gotta love the books that bring up questions you just can't answer!

Laura said...

Ah, we had several DK books when my nearly six year-old was a toddler, but I didn't realize that they came in a lift-the-flap variety! Very cool!

I am going to check the school library for the underpants book - that one looks like so much fun to read!

Susana said...

Thanks for sharing these Natalie, especially the body book. I hope we can find it.

Brimful Curiosities said...

We decided to participate this week, too. One of my son's favorite lift-the-flap books is the Usborne lift and look Trains. I agree with you about the quality.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

This is so stinkin' fun!

I love finding all the mommies that are passionate about good books.

You are helping me sooo much by your truthful recommendations.

I would love to have you for Feed Me Books Friday anytime! I was not aware of the Usborne lift the flap.