I’ve mentioned that I love Usborne Books, right? I’m a big fan. They just produce cool, informative books for kids that are of good quality – which is a fact that any mother of a toddler can appreciate! They have a new series out that are as top-notch as the rest of their line and really are books you’ve gotta check out!
Each of these books boasts over 50 flaps to lift. Again though, these are sturdy flaps. I’ve learned to avoid flap books because little fingers that are still learning how to be gentle tend to destroy the books before they can ever truly be enjoyed. Not so with these. I have left my son alone with them a few times and I always find them in perfect condition. See Inside Famous Buildings allows children to explore The Great Pyramid, the Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and Himeji Castle among other buildings. This one is obviously a bit beyond my son at the moment but I enjoyed peeking into these large historic buildings.
Our favorite Book of the Moment is See Inside Castles. I mentioned recently that my son was into the Where’s Waldo books. He’s also really getting into swords and castles (and knights) thanks, in part, to Robin Hood . He LOVES looking through this See Inside Castles book in hunt for knights in shining armor wielding swords. He’ll sit and look through this one, examining each page until he finds one and then calls it out to me. I’ll sit down with him and tell him what the various parts of the castles are called but right now it’s all about swords and sword fights with daddy. (You might then gather that I love this book too.) Seriously cool.
Usborne’s Flip Flap Airport book was also a wild hit. Having recently gone on a few airplane trips, we looked through this book and relieved the experience. (The little guy thinks relieving the experience is a good thing.) As I’m writing this review and downloading the cover art, he’s dancing around me talking about this book and picked it up to look through it again and tell me about our travels. This book teaches children about airplane travel, lets them look into the control tower, watch suitcases travel on the conveyor belt, etc. One page in this book has a plane which kids can slide off the page as if the plane is taking off. It also includes information on how an airplane manages to get off the ground and soar through the air.
These books are really very nice and quite affordable as well! Not only are they educational, they are pure entertainment and this is entertainment I can be in full support of. Thanks, Usborne, for your continued efforts!
Carrie comes by her book and holiday obsession honestly, having descended from a long line of bibliophiles. She blogs about books regularly at Reading to Know.