I love these Muddle and Match books! They make great gifts but they also keep my kids entertained during both story time and long car rides. The reason for this is because they are SO interactive.
The concept of the books is this: you have three sections on each “page” that are all able to be turned independently. So the story on the left and the picture on the right can be changed over and over. You could end up with a cowgirl head, a fairy body, and a mermaid tail – kind of like the picture on the cover. And then you can change it up again!
Another thing I love is the alliteration. Each page of the story focuses on one letter – which makes it easy to incorporate these books into lessons of learning the alphabet.
The books themselves are like a board book with thick pages, and they also feature rounded edges.
And, you know, they are super silly and fun! Which is an awesome way to help kids learn to love reading.
Watch my video review to see the books in action:
And check out the whole collection on my book site:
This Flippy Floppy Jungle Book is one of my kid’s newest fascinations. They’ve been having a lot of fun with it.
It’s a great lift-the-flap board book from Usborne/Kane Miller that offers a lot of interaction for kids.
The purpose of the book is to lift four flaps in order to slowly reveal a hidden animal. As you go, the animal you’re looking for appears as bits and pieces of other animals. For example, the tail of the tiger is also the beak of a toucan and the body of a snake.
There are cut-outs to look through and a little bird to find on all of the pages. The last page challenges kids to find all the animals again, and it’s sturdy enough for little hands to get excited about with thick pages and rounded corners.
I go into some more detail in my video review, where you can also see how it works:
And, yes… I’m aware that I have a strange expression on my face in the video thumbnail. TRUST me – it was the best one!
I’m also aware that I keep calling it “Flippity Floppity Jungle Animals” on the video. I don’t know why, but “Flippy Floppy” seems to be difficult for me to say…
Anyway, to see the book, or add it to your online wishlist, click:
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