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    1. Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
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    2. Daddy and Me
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    3. Where is Baby's Mommy?
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    4. Excuse Me!: A Little Book of Manners
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    5. Baby's Box of Fun : A Karen Katz
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    6. No Biting!
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    7. Good Night, Dora!: A Lift-the-Flap
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    8. Thomas the Tank Engine's Hidden
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    9. Elmo's Big Lift-And-look Book
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    10. Learning Block Books: Numbers,
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    12. My Little People Farm : A Lift-The-Flap
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    13. A Potty for Me! : A Lift-the-Flap
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    14. What Does Baby Say? : A Lift-the-Flap
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    15. Grandma and Me
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    16. Dear Zoo : A Lift The Flap Book
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    17. Maisy's Big Flap Book (Maisy Books
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    18. Peek-A-Moo!
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    19. The Very Lonely Firefly (Board
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    20. Papa Please Get The Moon For Me

    1. Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
    list price: $5.99
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    Asin: 0689835604
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 37
    Average Customer Review: 4.72 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Where are Baby's hands?
    Under the bubbles!

    Where are baby's eyes?
    Under her hat!

    Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share. ... Read more

    Reviews (64)

    5-0 out of 5 stars This adorable interactive book teaches body parts and more!
    Every once in a while, I come across a book that appeals to the adult in me, because it's educational, artistic, amusing or perhaps all of the above, but what fascinates me is when my son discovers the real value in a work, and teaches me a thing or two along the way. To adults "Where is the Baby's Belly Button" written and illustrated by Karen Katz appears to be a simple 14-page book that teaches body parts, but to children it's much more.

    This nifty little board book is essentially a peek-a-boo book with flaps. It measures approximately 8 ¼" x 7 ½" x ½ ", and is constructed of cardboard with heavy card stock for the flaps. The images are simply illustrated, yet brightly colored with creatively contrasted backgrounds that produce interest. The text appears on the left side of the book with bold, solid colored backdrops that emphasis the large black printing, and compliment the illustrations on the opposing page. The writing consists of short, four or five word sentences, such as, "Where are baby's eyes?" The reader lifts the flap and it says, "Under the hat." The picture shows a baby hiding under a hat, and when the flap is lifted the baby's face is revealed. She is pointing to her eyes.

    "Where is the Baby's Belly Button" has been one of my son's most requested books for a year now; he's nearly two-years old. He lovingly refers to this book as the "baby" book, and he has taught me that he has learned where his eyes, mouth, belly button, feet, and hands are, in addition to understanding the meaning of the words, hat, cup, shirt, cat, bubbles and WHERE. The question, "Where?" comes out of his mouth probably 20 or 30 times everyday, and I am certain it's because of this book. I wish the flaps were made of a heavier card stock as they have become creased over time, which is expected with use, but also preventable with a heavier stock. This book has been a huge hit, and one I haven't gotten tired of reading over and over again. I recommend this book for one-year olds and up as the interactive feature, (lifting of the flaps) is too advanced for younger babies, however an infant would probably find the images fascinating all the same.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great fun for baby and parents!
    This is a nice sturdy book with colorful drawings of babies with some part of their body hidden. Each page asks, "Where is baby's ...?" Toddlers delight in lifting the flaps to find the hidden pictures. The pictures are bright and cute with eye-catching fabric and wallpaper patterns. A very attractive book, and perfect for that stage when toddlers become fascinated with their belly buttons! My 17 month old has really enjoyed this book. It can be very helpful in getting kids to name body parts, and it's fun for both the baby and the parents to read. Highly recommended.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Keep book out of baby's reach
    My 16 mo old daughter has loved this book since she was 12 mo., but I have to keep it out of her reach . She loves to lift the flaps but has now been tearing the flaps off when she reads the book on her own. She is only allowed to read it in my lap where I can stop her from ripping the flap off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book
    This was one of the first books given to our son. We loved the cute pictures and wording of the book. Our son is now 15 months old and still loves to find the different things on the baby. He especially likes Where are baby's hands....under the bubbles...maybe it is the way I change my voice when reading to him. This is a must have...along with all the other books by Karen Katz

    5-0 out of 5 stars great
    My 8 month old daughter laughs everytime we read this book. I bring it with us when we go out - I know that it will make her happy! ... Read more


    2. Daddy and Me
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    Asin: 0689849060
    Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 116
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Karen Katz whips together another fun, colorful lift-the-flap adventure, in the form of a wee home-improvement project between a father and child.

    Displaying the same cheerful delivery and bright artwork that Katz used in Where Is Baby's Belly Button? and Toes, Ears, and Nose!, Daddy and Me tells its tale with a simple setup and sturdy flaps to lift on each two-page spread: "I'm helping Dad make something special. First we saw the wood. Where is Daddy's saw?" Two easy-to-grab flaps open to reveal that Daddy's saw is "In the... closet." Pencils, nails, screwdrivers, and a paintbrush are likewise hiding out around the shop, and it's up to Daddy's cherubic, gender-indeterminate little helper to track them down--with some help from the reader, of course, lifting up work gloves, a tool box lid, some paint cans, and a newspaper.

    We finally find out what project Daddy had planned (which also explains why a cute chestnut puppy has been helping the helper all along): "At last we are finished. We made a doghouse for Henry! But where is Henry?" Readers get to lift one more flap to find out. (Baby to preschool) --Paul Hughes ... Read more

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars We love them too!
    My almost 19 month old son has loved these books for months! We have quite a few of them and they are the first ones he picks! When his little friends come over, they also reach for Katz' books first. Very fun. My son LOVES to pick up the flaps. My only thing is to be careful with a young infant because they will rip the flaps off. Highly recommend though!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    It's a great book. My daughter loves to read it over and over again. She is only 15 months, but loves to look at the pictures and listen. The other books by the same author are good too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars We Love Them
    My two boys really enjoy Karen Katz's books better than any of their other books! We own them all - and although "Where's Baby's Belly Button?" is simply adorable, and great for learning body parts, I think their favorite is "Where's Baby's Mommy?" When we read this to them, we always ask them, "where is the wagon?" . . . "where is the kitty?" . . . "where is the ball?" - We love it. We also count the ducks in the tub now that our oldest is 2.5 years old! "Daddy and Me" is wonderful because we change the dogs name to our dog - Lucy - and my husband doesn't feel left out because its about him and the boys!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Daddy to Be
    These are neat books (Lift-The-Flap). Kinda like books within books. I can't wait to read thiis to my son. ... Read more


    3. Where is Baby's Mommy?
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    Asin: 0689835612
    Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 289
    Average Customer Review: 4.87 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Is Mommy behind the chair?

    Is Mommy behind the plant?

    Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share. ... Read more

    Reviews (15)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter started crawling because of this book!
    My 7 month old daughter loves this book so much that the first time ever she started crawling was to come sit near me while I read it to her! She always laughs and giggles whenever I take this book out and she comes over to sit next to me. Other books, don't hold her attention and she wanders off after a few pages! I definitely recommend it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of Katz's best!
    I have had this book since my daughter was almost a yr old and we still read it now at 25 mos...she never tires of the bright colors, the big flaps that are easy to lift....at the beginning just lifting the flaps was exciting for her but now she is understanding the concepts and gets all excited at the end when the boy finds his Mommy...then she turns to me and says Mommy! and hugs me! : ) The book also teaches concepts like in, behind, under etc. and also teaches vocabulary (duck, tub, chair, table etc..)....It is a book that can grow with your child. I think it is one of her best.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Another favorite by Karen Katz
    I started reading this to my daughter when she was about 7 months. Listening her language and reasoning develop with each passing month is just incredible. She went from knowing when to say "no" and "yes" (after revealing Mommy's hiding spots) to knowing where Mommy is hiding, and naming all the things that Baby encounters along the way. I had to buy a second one because the first one was used and chewed and the flaps were all torn off. (You could say she ate it up.) She's now 21 months and still loving this story.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I bought this book for my daughter when she was 4 months. She has loved this book from the beginning. She is now 9 months old and gets excited when it is time to read this book. We have to read it 3 or 4 times in a row and sometimes that is not enough. Absolutely her favorite book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Our son absolutely loves this book!
    We received this book as a gift when our son was 4 months old and we have been reading this book to him ever since. He loves this book! He loves turning the pages and lifting the flaps. We have read this book so many times that I have had to glue the flaps back on several times. He is over 10 months old and this is still the book that he reaches for first. ... Read more


    4. Excuse Me!: A Little Book of Manners
    by Karen Katz
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    Asin: 0448425858
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Sales Rank: 310
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    "Please" and "thank you" are fun and easy to remember with Excuse Me!. Simple and repetitive, it's the perfect way to introduce those magic words that all little ones should know. From burping to breaking a sibling's toy, toddlers will love seeing these appealing babies in situations they know all about, and they'll have fun lifting the flaps to discover the right words to say-"Excuse me!" and "I'm sorry!" ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, fun book!
    This is one of two board books by Karen Zatz we bought for our 12 month old baby. The book is very easy to read with short questions like "You burped, what do you say"? When you open the flap there is a bright, fun picture & the words "Excuse Me" written inside. My child loves to be read to & responded well to this book at a young age.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for babies & toddlers!!
    I originally purchased this book as a gift, thinking it was too "babyish" for my 2 1/2 yr. old. But he saw it and loved it! The words are so simple to read and understand that it has become a great learning tool as he begins to focus on the letters and sounds of words. Great pictures and great ideas. It's really helped him understand how, when and why to say things like "excuse me or thank you."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excuse Me!`
    Very cute children's book that teaches manners! This was an important purchase for me as I would like to instill good manners in my son & this book demonstrates appropriate situations for these manners to be tested out on. Great pictures as well. ... Read more


    5. Baby's Box of Fun : A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby's Belly Button; Where Is Baby's Mommy?; Toes, Ears, & Nose
    by MarionDane Bauer
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    Asin: 0689038623
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 1009
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    6. No Biting!
    by Karen Katz
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    Asin: 044842584X
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Sales Rank: 4910
    Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Even the most angelic babies sometimes hit or bite, and no one-not Mommy, or playmates, or even the family pet!-is exempt when the adorable, but frustrated, toddlers in No Biting! decide to act out. But just lift the flaps, and you'll discover that these babies know a better way to act after all. Refreshingly honest and all-too-true, this funny book is one that babies and parents will want to share again and again. ... Read more

    Reviews (9)

    1-0 out of 5 stars NOT ALL ABOUT BITING
    I bought this book because I thought it was all about biting. The book title is misleading. It includes biting, hiting, kicking, spitting.... There's only one page about biting. I'm not even going to show this to my daughter because she doesn't have a brother (referenced on--don't spit on your brother) nor do we have a dog (referenced on--don't kick the dog). Don't want to confuse her.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool
    My 19-month old son can't get enough of this book. He loves it. He was a slow talker, but this book helped him to say new words. He took pride in the fact that he knew all the answers before we lifted the flaps! The book is simple and holds toddlers' attention well too. I'd highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for toddlers!
    We bought this book for my daughter when she started biting other kids at her daycare (around 17 months old). It was such a hit with her, I also bought a few more copies for the daycare. Besides biting, it also addresses all the other negative behaviors we don't want our children engaging in. My daughter loves to lift the flaps and yell out the answers. When she does slip with one of the behaviors, I gently say, "No hitting. What can you hit?" She knows the answer right away and knows to apologize. At 2 years old, the book is still a hit and one we continue to ready daily. Fidning fun interactive books that teach a good message can be hard. This one makes it very easy for the parent!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Be careful with this one
    I got this to teach my son not to bite, and it works fine for him and that behavior. However, my daughter who is 3 1/2 and who has had no problems with biting or causing trouble read it to herself. The book covers biting, hitting, and pushing, which she has long heard were wrong because they can hurt people. The book also covers spitting. This is really weird. I don't think toddlers have problems with spitting unless someone teaches them to do it. They do a page on "Don't spit on your brother" -- I don't think my daughter would have ever thought about this on her own, but next thing I know that evening she spits on her brother. We had to have a discussion about even though spitting doesn't hurt people, it is still wrong.

    I wouldn't recommend it, since it basically teaches children how to spit, and that they can spit at people -- even though they mention it is wrong, it puts the idea into the child's head. I think the author just needed one more page of bad behavior to finish the book and came up with spitting, which really doesn't fit as a bad toddler behavior.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My toddler loved it so much we had to buy a replacement book
    My daughter is now a little over a year and a half and she's been so attached to this book for MONTHS. In fact, she loves this book so much that she's torn the lift up flap pages because she gets so eager to see what's next. There is so much scotch tape holding up her current book that my husband and I thought we should just get a replacement book as well as order other Karen Katz books. I hope your little one enjoys the book as much as my little one has. ... Read more


    7. Good Night, Dora!: A Lift-the-Flap Story
    by Christine Ricci
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    Asin: 0689847742
    Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
    Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
    Sales Rank: 260
    Average Customer Review: 4.56 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Shh...It's almost bedtime, and Dora and Boots are heading home. Along the way they hear some animal sounds. Who's making them? Readers can lift the flaps to find out -- and learn to say good night, just like Dora. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Dora
    Our neighborhood bookstore has a very good children's section and my son has the habit of zeroing in on anything with Dora's picture. We, of course, had to buy this one and he has taken over reading it to our one year old daughter. The flaps have held up well and it's become the number one bedtime choice for many nights in a row. I've given up counting. A gentle story to end the day.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun, fun!
    My 3 year old loves all of Doras' books. My seven and eight year old love Drum, Chavi, Drum!/Toca, Chavi, Toca! and my fourteen year old nephew is obsessed with Lemony Snicket books. Our family loves fun books and you can't go wrong with any of the above.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My kids love it! 2 yr old girl and 3 year old boy.
    The book is colorful. It keeps the children interested. It involves the children in the book by asking "do you know who's making that sound?". They adore this book, I only wish they wouldn't fight over the "flaps"!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My 2-yr-old and 11-mth-old both love this book!
    I have a boy and a baby girl, and they both love this book; the pages and flaps are sturdy enough for my little girl to turn handle without tearing them, and the story is just the right length for both!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cute way to learn spanish words
    This is a very fun and cute book that my 2 year old loves. She now knows how to say goodnight and a few animals in spanish and loves to read this book every night. I reccommend it! ... Read more


    8. Thomas the Tank Engine's Hidden Surprises (Let's Go Lift-and-Peek Books)
    by W. REV AWDRY
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    Asin: 0679894829
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 1056
    Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Thomas is going on a special trip to the circus, and there are lots of wonderful things to discover along the way--a beautiful hot air balloon, a playful dolphin, and a barrel of monkeys, just to name a few! Lift and peek behind the many flaps and see the hidden surprises. Preschoolers will want to climb on board with this fun transportation shaped flap book, bursting with treasures on every page! ... Read more

    Reviews (5)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting
    I bought this book for my 19 month old son because he is a great fan of Thomas, but it hasn't proved to be a hit with him or with me. There isn't much of a storyline, and it's barely worth lifting the (very small) flaps, as the pictures underneath are mostly uninteresting and tiny. The colours are also a bit strange (Bertie the bus is brown), and the text does not show the personality of Thomas or any of the other characters. In terms of lift-the-flap, books like "Where's Spot" or "Spot Goes to the Farm", with large flaps and clear, colourful pictures underneath are far superior.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice book, plenty of windows, a bit short
    Just as others have said here - the book is fun for my 2 year old, has lots of flaps, is a bit flimsy, and a bit short. BUT, we knew how long it was from the description and he has loved looking at it over and over again. The windows match up just fine in our copy and perhaps there was a problem in one copy but it is not a consistent problem with this little book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Thin on content and construction
    I was dissappointed by this little book. My two year old loves Thomas, and we certainly support the tank engine and his creators financially, and picked up this little book with a recent order. My son enjoys reading it, but it is a little short, and I must add, is about the thinnest and flimsiest lift-and-peek book that I've ever purchased. The flaps are torn very easily, and don't "match up" very well with the pictures underneath. To be fair, there are many flaps, and my little one does enjoy the book, it just isn't made to last very long, unlike most of the same genre.

    5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best lift-the-flap books made
    This is a terrific lift-the-flap book. What makes this book especially good is that when a flap is lifted, the artists maintain the integrity of the scene. For example, in the first two-page spread a mother and son are standing beside a pile of luggage. When you lift the flap to see what is inside the luggage, the top of the flap overlays where the mother and son were withthe same image so that you still see the mother and son as well as the newly exposed luggage contents. That is such a nice touch, and unique in all the lift-the-flaps I've seen (and I've seen puh-lenty!)

    Six scenes depict Thomas or his friends at the station, picking up livestock and produce, in farm country, on a bridge, beside the beach, and at the circus. The pages are glossy so they can be cleaned easily, and the flaps are fairly sturdy, though they can be torn off.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thomas the Tank Engine Hidden Suprises
    My 17 month old son loves this book. The lift and peek are much better for this age than pop up because they are more durable. He loves the bright colors of Thomas and his friends and enjoys making the train sounds. He has memorized where the various items are and will lift the cover to show us the picture on request. Wish there were more of this book available. ... Read more


    9. Elmo's Big Lift-And-look Book
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    Asin: 0679844686
    Catlog: Book (1994-02-01)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 124
    Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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    Count to 10, explore the alphabet, discover shapes, learn about opposites, and find the missing teddy bear in this big, colorful board book. Sesame Street's beloved Elmo guides young readers to lift more than 60 flaps to reveal humorous and edifying surprises. Over the word "dry," Grover gazes unsuspectingly into a garden hose. Turn the flap and guess what happens! Grover learns all about "wet." A towering pyramid of alphabet blocks contains objects starting with the same letter behind each flap: alligator, book, cookies. Large, sturdy flaps allow rough-tough toddler hands to clutch and pull as much as they want with minimal risk of tearing. Children will adore the bright, bold illustrations of Jim Henson's familiar Muppet characters and beg to return to this book again and again. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE
    I purchased this book for my son who was not even 2 years old at the time and wow! This book was a huge success. It was a great way to introduce numbers, letters and opposites. My son could not get enough of it. He is nearly 3 years old now and still loves this book. It is a lot of fun to watch your child know what to expect from the pages and play along with the pictures. Although it is now extremely "used" and in need of replacement due to excessive use (my son may have loved it a little too much!), it is well worth the money of purchasing a new one. My daughter who is currently 6 months will now get her chance to experience Elmo the same way my son did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Alphabet!
    We gave this book to our 16 month old daughter for the holidays and she simply hasn't put it down since. She actually says "alphabet" when she wants to read it, opens to the pyramid of blocks, and proceeds to name the items under each of the letters' flaps. She really loves it. It's also helping her learn her shapes as well as the other Sesame Street characters names. The drawings are beautiful and it's really a lot of fun.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Daughter Loves This Book!
    I bought this book for my daughter as part of her birthday present when she turned 1. I did not think that she would love it as much as she does. She is now 17 months old and she still carries it around everywhere. Here favorite part is at the end when Elmo needs help finding his beloved teddy bear. When we find it together, she always gives the bear a big kiss and claps HOORAY!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for Travel
    I bought this book to keep my 22 month old daughter busy on a 7 hour flight. She LOVED it! She was so excited to open all the little doors to see what was behind all of them. It kept her busy for at least an hour! It's a sleek book, although large, and fits right down the side of my diaper bag. The little doors tear pretty easily, but we taped them back. She loves carrying it around with her wherever we go. AND the price here is better than the discount store!

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Son LOVES It
    My son is 12 months and enjoys looking at all kinds of books. And this is one of his absolute favorites. (I even like looking at it!) The pages are sturdy and the pictures are great. Very classic Sesame Street. He loves looking under all the flaps and pointing at each character. I'll definitely be buying this again if it ever wears out. ... Read more


    10. Learning Block Books: Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Animals
    by Susan Estelle Kwas
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 0811832783
    Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
    Publisher: Chronicle Books
    Sales Rank: 13948
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Learning and playing, playing and learning--it's all one and the samewhen you're a tot. So this big box of block books is an ideal toy and learningtool for very young children. An appealing and colorful cardboard carrying case(with flip-top construction and cheery red string handles) is packed with 26extra-sturdy little board books that teach kids about colors, numbers, shapes,and animals. Each 8-page book focuses on one concept or theme--"Orange," "Four,""Circle," "Bugs," etc.--with a word or two on each spread, along with a simpleillustration. The chunky books are just the right size for tiny hands; readerscan stack them up to build a tower--or a foundation for learning! Consider it anupdated version of the classic wooden alphabet blocks children have grown upwith for generations. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 4 months and still going strong
    I bought these for my daughter not knowing how much she would love them. Granted, she is only 11 months, but like the other reviews have said, the books are small enough to fit in her hands. She carries them EVERYWHERE! She even sleeps with a book or two. I love the colors, and the texture as well. With some board books, my daughter has gotten paper cuts, weird I thought. But not from these! They are awesome. I had just bought the ABC ones to start with but now I am getting the learning ones too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best first birthday present ever!
    My daughter received this for her first birthday. At first she loved reading the little books - which are sized perfectly for a toddler's chubby little hands. After a couple of months she became obsessed with stacking things and would spend time every day stacking and re-stacking the books. They are shaped just right for a young toddler to stack, and are much less frustrating than square blocks.

    At about 18 months she got into colors and numbers and loved to sort the books by color and count them. Now at 21 months she is STILL playing with this toy - long after every other first birthday gift went to the attic or the thrift store. And the books and the box are still in great shape - this has to be the sturdiest toy we've ever owned.

    I now give this box of books to every one year old I know. I can't say enough wonderful things about this toy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars CAPTIVATING
    I bought the Learning Block Books as a gift for my 13 month old niece. Although she was a bit tired (read cranky) at the time, it instantly captivated her. The box that holds the little books is very sturdy and has plenty of extra room to hold them (no struggling to fit them in). She immediately started to put the books in and pull them out. She then began to open them and look at the pictures. The books are color coded (and thick cardboard) so that the shapes and animals follow the same color theme. Since then she has continued to play with them daily and as she grows older the books give the opportunity to continue to learn.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great companion to the classic ABC Block Book set
    Our daughter received the author's set of ABC Block Books as a gift when she was 8 months old, and it has been a beloved staple ever since. These are incredibly versatile book/toys which are effortlessly educational. Stack them, put them in and out of their box, look at the pictures, learn the letters, sort them by color, and of course read them out loud! Hours and hours of fun.

    As soon as I saw this new collection I knew we had to have it. My daughter (now 18 months) was so excited! A whole new set...it was like finding the dead sea scrolls. And the books do not disappoint. I particularly like the shape and numbers books. The shapes encourage kids to look at everyday objects in different ways (e.g. pillows and doors are rectangles), and the numbers all conclude with the nice touch of a birthday cake with that number of candles. A winner all around. But if I were to buy just one, I'd still choose the ABC books, just because they're such a simple, natural set. ... Read more


    11. Touch and Feel: Farm
    by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
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    Asin: 0789429160
    Catlog: Book (1998-05-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 6549
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Place your favorite farm animals on the incredible full-color, pull-out backgrounds to create amazing scenes. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for special needs children with a tactile need!
    My 6 year old son is developmentally disabled. He loves to look at bright pictures and feel different textures. This book is great for both. Although he is six we usually resort to tactile toys intended for infants. How refreshing to find a book that suits his needs and doesn't look babyish! The other books in this series are great as well. Zoo animals, Dogs, and Cats.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So much fun
    My six month old daughter starts to giggle and shake when I pull this book out. She loves this book. I read it to her and let her feel all the animals. Everytime I turn the page she squeals with excitement. I love that it is a board book, too. She can hold it and gum it like babies do with EVERYTHING and it is not ruined. This is a real fun book to read to babies. There are never too young. This one is perfect because she can see the pictures and feel all the fur.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reading for the Car
    My son loves this book so much he has a copy of it in the car which he often looks at it when we're going to day care or coming home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have book for your pretoddler
    My son is just 10 months & he loves this book. He goes over to his books & always finds that one so he can touch the fluffy chick. He actually sits & lets me turn the pages in this book so he can touch all the animals. His favorites are the chick & the whooly lamb. I bought this book for my son a few months ago & he is fascinated by being able to touch the different animal textures. When we are reading other books that talk about chicks or lambs he will go over & look for this book! He apparently makes the connection!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great first book for your baby!
    This is one of the first books that I read to my son Zachary. From day one, he was always interested in this book. Now 3 years old, he still loves to look at the photos and touch the pages. It is a great book from baby to toddler. ... Read more


    12. My Little People Farm : A Lift-The-Flap Playbook (FP A-Lift-the-Flap Play Book)
    by Doris Tomaselli
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    Asin: 1575841886
    Catlog: Book (1997-08-01)
    Publisher: Reader's Digest
    Sales Rank: 1472
    Average Customer Review: 4.91 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    An introduction to early learning concepts using over 40 lift-up flaps and die-cuts on the famous Fisher-Price Farm. These quality books are printed in full color on both sides of every flap.

    This special PlayBook transforms the Little People Farm into a wonderful place to explore early learning concepts. Youngsters can learn about counting, colors, shapes, opposites, and animal sounds by opening dozens of surprise-filled flaps.

    Format: Flap Books

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Believe it or not, this is a fabulous book!
    I was hesitant to get this book as I was not crazy about the illustrations, but my 13 month-old daughter has the Little People Farm and is obsessed with everything lift-the-flap (almost a requirement for her current attention span) so I thought she might enjoy relating her toy animals to the pictures. Little did I know it would be SUCH a hit. She doesn't even play with her farm now, she plays with this book! There are so many opportunities to learn through association with counting, colors, shapes, opposites, and animals. The flaps are sturdy as well: she has only managed to slighty tear one, where as many other lift-the-flap books are referred to as "rip-the-flap" books in our house. She brings it to me to read to her nearly every day, then turns around and backs into my lap for the much anticipated flap-lifting, pointing, and page turning. I think there are over 30 flaps in this book, so it is a very good deal for that reason alone! I highly recommend it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST HAVE BOOK
    This book is one of the greatest out there for young children. My son loves the Little People toys from Fisher Price and I thought this would be a nice addition. I had no idea how much he would LOVE reading this book. We read it EVERYDAY!!! There are so many concepts to learn from animal identification to shapes and colors. Each time we look at it I find something new to teach him. It is a wonderful and fun way to introduce basic concepts to toddlers. My son wants to go through it over and over again and when he gets to the last page which is a night time scene, he says "Good Night" to all the animals. It is so important to read to young children and this book makes it not only educational but fun. I would recommend this book and the other two in the series to anyone who wants their toddler to begin to love books. All three are excellent and must haves.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great fun for 1 and 3 year olds
    This is the greatest book ever... Both my three year old and one year old love for me to read this book with them. They are so delighted to see what is under the flap. They both seek out this book so they can sit and look at it quietly by themselves. The three year old loves to talk about what is going on in each scene and guessing what is under the flaps. The colorful illustrations can't help but keep little ones interested as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Keeps us entertained for hours!
    My 15 month old daughter has loved this book since she received it for her 1st birthday. We've taken it on two cross-country flights and the people around us are amazed how content she is.

    She is so proud of herself to find the items by lifting the flaps, she's able to remember where things are and we can talk about lots of things on the pages, not just the flaps.

    I love this book. My baby loves this book. And her older cousins age 3 and 6 have enjoyed "reading" it with her too!

    Wonderful
    What a great book! The pages are loaded with wonderful color, charming illustrations. There are lots of flaps to explore, and they are of sturdy contruction--not at all flimsy. There are so many ways to learn from this book--make the animal sound with your child when they discover an animal under a flap, learn colors, shapes, opposites. We like to use this book both as a discovery tool and as a memory game ("where's the rooster" while the little ones try to remember where they saw it). We have owned this book for just over a year, and my 1 year old and 2 year old have never lost interest in this book. A must-have for your little one's library! ... Read more


    13. A Potty for Me! : A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual
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    Asin: 0689874235
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 108727
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    Book Description

    Mommy got me a brand new potty!
    But I'm not ready yet!
    I want to run and play.
    Uh-oh, I peed in my pants.
    But Mommy says, "That's okay!"

    Children will love following along and lifting the flaps to see the child play, sit on thepotty, eat, sit on the potty, sleep, and then sit on the potty...until finally there is success.

    Written from a child's point of view, this new potty-training book will help children join in the final refrain, "I'm so proud of me!" ... Read more


    14. What Does Baby Say? : A Lift-the-Flap Book
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    Asin: 0689866453
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 740
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    Book Description

    A cranky baby says..."Waah-waah!"

    A cuddly baby says..."Ma-ma!"

    Karen Katz's distinctive illustrations bring baby's words to life! Lift the flaps in this sturdy board book to see what a hungry baby, a happy baby, and more say! ... Read more


    15. Grandma and Me
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    Asin: 0689849052
    Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 983
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    16. Dear Zoo : A Lift The Flap Book (Dear Zoo)
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    Asin: 0689825498
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 3412
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good choice for very young children.
    I gave this book to my 1-year-old niece about 6 months ago, and she absolutely loves it! She still has to read it at least once a night. She gets such a kick out of lifting the flaps to see what's hiding underneath. I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Never too early to add this title
    I've read this book to my daughter since she was four months old. She really likes looking at the pictures and flaps. Other books, even classics like "The Runaway Bunny," have too many words to interest her, but this one has a very short, succinct story and great pictures.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo
    Tis the ultimate interactive story for the young 'uns. An unseen narrator (who we assume must be a child of some sort) narrates a tale of unprecedented zooish generosity. After asking the zoo for a pet, a series of animals are sent in the hope that the child will want them. Unfortunately (and as the book makes clear) many of animals one finds at the zoo are inappropriate pets. Each animal that arrives is hidden beneath a flap. When you lift the flap the children to whom you are reading this tale are supposed to delightedly cry out the name of that particular animal. In this way, you can teach kids the kinds of animals that live at the zoo. For the narrator, though, elephants are too big, lions too fierce, monkeys to naughty, and frogs too jumpy. In the end, the narrator receives a small hamper with the note, "From all your friends at the zoo" containing the perfect pet.

    As an early book, this story and its accompanying illustrations are very very simple. I was a little disappointed at the flimsiness of the flaps children are supposed to lift or turn. The copy I paged through had been scotch taped and re-scotch taped several times to keep the book in any kind of semblance of order. It is also a pity that the animals in this book aren't named ever. I don't doubt that kids will, mostly, be able to name them anyway, but it's nice to learn to read the names along with the pictures of the animals. Still, the book is satisfying to read. No subtext here. Nuh-uh. Just a very basic story about a zoo, some friendly animals, and the reasons (or lack there of) of keeping them. For another interesting and enjoyable zoo book, try "Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann (a personal pet favorite of mine).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Two years to 200 years - A Favorite
    I have six little ones from 10 to 2. They have all enjoyed this book and now the older ones read it to the younger one's. I found my two year old reading it to herself from memory. What a treasure!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Dear Zoo
    My Daughter loves this book. She started reading it at twelve months and still enjoys the book ten months later. It is simple. The flaps open in different directions. ... Read more


    17. Maisy's Big Flap Book (Maisy Books (Board Books))
    by Lucy Cousins
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    Asin: 0763611891
    Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
    Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
    Sales Rank: 2607
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Maisy the mouse and her friends Cyril, Charley, and Tallulah have a busyday of gardening, painting pictures, cleaning the playroom, and romping at theplayground. Young readers can lift the flaps--all 36 of 'em--to learn aboutnumbers, colors, shapes, and opposites as the pals go about their day. Whatobjects in the playroom match the shapes on the flaps? What color completes thepictures of carrots, whales, and grasshoppers? The oh-so-cute Maisy is a hugefavorite with children, who watch her on TV and read about her in Where Does Maisy Live?, Maisy Goes to Bed, Count with Maisy, and many moretitles by award-winning artist Lucy Cousins. Vibrant colors and bold blackoutlines set the tone for this cheery, interactive book about everyone'sfavorite mouse. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars 16 month old Ayla and Maisy books
    My grand child, Ayla, also enjoys this lift the flaps book. She is still discovering flaps she hasn't noticed as yet. I will difinitely order more of the Maisy books as they are a hit with her.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
    I got this book for my 16 month old 1 week ago and she has hardly put it down since. It has bright captivating illustrations, robust flaps that are hard to tear, and a different theme on each page. The themes are ones from real life (counting bugs in the garden, colouring different objects, putting different shaped toys away in the playroom, and doing opposites in the playground) and the way the flaps teach the concepts is ingenious. My baby is particularly crazy about the opposites page since when you flip the flaps Maisy goes up and down the slide, Cyril swings high and and low on the swing and Charley dumps a bucket of sand into a truck, all activities she's crazy about herself. Flipping the flaps and seeing the results has her mesmerized. I can't say enough good things about this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars my 3 year old loves this...has enjoyed this book for months
    Cute book. Really big. Lots of little flaps to open. Lots of fun things to talk about (if child is speech delayed and you are looking to teach vocabulary interactively)...Concepts up/down and wet/dry are shown very effectively with flaps...Lots of good chances to say "where is....?" and open flaps to find. If your 2-3 year old likes Maisy, this is a good book ...

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of Flaps and Learning!
    This book has so many flaps! My daughter loves them! But, there are so many, and some are small, that it's almost too much for her at nine months. This is definitely a book she'll grow into, though.

    The characters are cute and she likes to hunt for them under flaps. The book itself is colorful and oversized, making reading it a lot of fun for both of us. Plus, different pages explore counting and colors and other topics that will make it easy to give your child a little "lesson" while reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Maisey's Big Flap Book
    My 15 month old son loves all of the Maisey books. The lift-the-flap books allow him to participate. He can't wait to see what is under the next flap. I would recommend these books to any toddler. ... Read more


    18. Peek-A-Moo!
    by Marie Torres Cimarusti, Stephanie Peterson
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    Asin: 0525460837
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
    Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
    Sales Rank: 6256
    Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Little ones love to play peek-a-boo! With its bright, quirky animals and oversized flaps to lift, Peek-a-Moo! is sure to be a read-aloud favorite. Readers play peek-a-boo with a different animal on each page, guessing what it is, then lifting the flap to find out. Each animal has a different sound that becomes part of the peek-a-boo game: Guess who? "Peek-a-moo!" says the cow. "Peek-a-squeak!" says the mouse. The bold, funny illustrations will keep kids laughing, while the large trim size and sturdy binding will ensure many hours of lift-the-flap fun. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Get this for the little readers!
    If you're looking for an excellent baby gift, or you want to spice up your baby's library, I highly recommend Peek-A-Moo! My three month daughter is absolutely delighted by this book. The book is nice and large, with big animal faces on each page. She focuses intently on the illustrations as each animal "plays" peek-a-boo with her. Of course, it allows for some creative reading on my part as well. It gives you a chance to do your best animal sound impersonations. A favorite in our library!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Peek-a-Moo!Peek-a-Moo!
    Peek-a-Moo!

    From the ten books I have read, my favorite book of all of them is Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti. I really liked this book because of the bright colors and the big illustrations. Peek-a-Moo! Has huge pictures with a really peek-a-moo motion. This book is great for all ages; It is also a great big activity book. All the pages have something to flip up and down. If I would have read it to my daughter I know she would of liked it too, just like me. This book helped me to be more animated and active with my kids by showing action and reading at the same time. By Christine


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    5-0 out of 5 stars Standard First Birthday Gift
    My daughter has loved Peek-a-Moo and Peek-a-Zoo since she's been 8 months (or even younger--I can't remember when she didn't love these books!). She's 20 months old and still loves to look at the books, although now she reads them without me! The only downfall is that these books are paper and naturally they have been ripped up and scotch taped back together. I have given these two books to about 6 one year olds to delighted parents.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun!
    This book is the best! My 18 month old never fails to smile when we read it together. I am so happy that I bought this for him because he really enjoys it. I only wish that it was a little more sturdy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buying it AGAIN
    We got this book as a gift from a friend whose son was on his third copy. Our son has loved it just as much, right up until the day he decided to rip the pages into little bits. We thought at age 2 he was beyond it, but now he's so forlorn about it that he keeps asking us to go to the store and "buy more Peek A Moo". So, here we are, working on copy #2. Highly recommended! ... Read more


    19. The Very Lonely Firefly (Board Book)
    by Eric Carle
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    Asin: 0399234276
    Catlog: Book (1999-07-01)
    Publisher: Philomel Books
    Sales Rank: 2506
    Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    One night a very lonely firefly goes off in search of friends. Each time he sees a flicker of light he flies off toward it, but none of them turn out to be fireflies. He sees a lantern, an owl's eyes, even headlights shining in the darkness. Will the lonely firefly ever find creatures like himself?

    A classic in its own time, The Very Lonely Firefly is finally available in a beautiful board book format, perfect for the youngest readers and the smallest hands. And just as in the hardcover edition, the fireflies' lights actually light up, delighting children of all ages.
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    3-0 out of 5 stars The Very Lonely Firefly
    My children (ages 2&4) adore this book. The text is a bit boring, but they look forward to the last page. They also have a tendency to leave it open, and the batteries have been replaced twice in the last 5 months -- (it takes 4 batteries that retail for $2-3 each, and I've only been able to find them at one electronics store). This seems to be too much maintenance for a children's book -- especially given that we enjoy Eric Carle's "no-maintenance" books just as much or more.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great First Bedtime Book
    I've been sharing this with my daughter since she was about 7 months old. She was a little antsy the first time through, but when we reached the lights she fell in love with the book. It is her favorite of the Eric Carle books (although she really likes sticking her fingers in the holes of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.) My daughter is now 20 months old and asks for this story every night. Her vocabulary is growing with each rereading and she is able to point out most objects (firefly, candle, lantern, dog, cat, flashlight, lights) to me. I am surprised at how much she enjoys it and find this is one book I don't mind reading every night.

    The batteries are the only problem. The first set finally died after a year of steady use, and the second set didn't last very long. (I suspect she left the boook open all day.) I am having trouble finding replacements that don't cost more than the book, but the book is so enjoyable I don't mind.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Very Lonely Firefly
    My children love this book. The flashing lights for fireflies at the end is the icing on the cake! We have been out for the past 4 nights catching fireflies in a jar (and then letting them go) to watch them glow. My boys (ages 3 and 5) love all the Eric Carle books.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Buy it!
    Okay, don't even hesitate on this book, just buy it! The fireflies light up at the end of the book and there just couldn't be any child anywhere that wouldn't be thrilled with this book. Mine just played and played with it and couldn't put it down. Still is one of his favorites and has to be read VERY frequently! This is such a cute, cute book and very well done. Plus, it has fireworks in it - another household favorite! It goes through and shows the many things that light up at night, explaining them very well. Just grab it and run - you won't be disappointed!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Where Are You?
    The Very Lonely Firefly is a good book. This firefly is in search for another. He shines his light to attract others but can never find anyone. This book keeps you in suspense. He always finds a light but...It's never a firefly. To find out the ending of this book read The Very Lonley Firefly! ... Read more


    20. Papa Please Get The Moon For Me (Classic Board Books)
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    Asin: 0689829590
    Catlog: Book (1999-10-01)
    Publisher: Little Simon
    Sales Rank: 2886
    Average Customer Review: 4.61 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn't easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds -- only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the joyful way in which this problem is solved.

    Now available as a Classic Board Book edition, this delightful story literally unfolds as pages open dramatically, extending both outward and upward. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Blue moon, you see it standing alone
    You hear about this sometimes. An artist becomes so famous and influential that they're eventually able to go back to some of their earlier works and (to their mind) improve them. Steven Spielberg did it with "E.T." Singer/songwriters are constantly reinventing their old classics. Eric Carle did it with "Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me". And though I usually object heartily to artistic preferences changing old classics that technically belong to the masses (ya hear that Speilberg???), in Carle's case I'm willing to make an exception. Changing a mildly interesting story into a complicated (but hearty) pseudo pop-up book, Carle has recreated his art the only way an artist should: he has made it better.

    Following in the tradition of such children-asking-their-parents-for-the-moon classics as "Many Moons" (highly recommended!), in this simple story a girl asks her father to please get her that large circular piece of rock in the sky. The father complies, hauling out the longest ladder anyone has ever seen and taking it to the tallest mountain in the world. Initially depressed by the fact that the moon is (surprise!) too large to bring to his daughter, the father is eventually comforted by the moon itself. It tells the man that if he just waits for it to wax and wane, it'll become a manageable size in no time. This turns out to be the case and the little girl is delighted when the father hands her the sliver that is the moon to play with.

    The book flap says that by reading this book, children will come to realize that, "even a seemingly unreachable goal can actually be attained". I dunno about that. If that's the moral of this story, then I want no part of it. No, the message I received from this tale is that a man will sometimes move heaven and earth to bring his children the things they want the most in the world. They might not always succeed, but if a man were able to get the moon for his daughter, he'd do so.

    Carle's illustrations are classic Carle. I'm personally a little lukewarm on him. The pictures here are a little more swirly and paint based than his usual cut paper concoctions. The book flap mentions that for the reissue of this book Carle, "created new illustrations for his original story", so I do not know how much he has changed. If the pictures are lovely, however, they are merely a compliment to the book's real joys. Pages in this story fold out to reveal the enormity of the father's task. A single ladder, once the pages are unfolded, takes over a four page spread. And the moon itself, when at its full capacity, opens up to become larger than the book that holds it. The effect is stunning and enjoyable for those kids that love interactive pictures. Nicest of all is the durability of the paper used for these effects. I'm sure we've all seen the effects a three-year old can wreak on a pop-up book it loves. I took this book, published in 1986, from my local library and the pages STILL work just as well as the day they were made. If that's not sturdiness, I don't know what is.

    Should you be scientifically inclined and you object to such notions as a moon being physically smaller when it is but a crescent, avoid this story. If, on the other hand, you enjoy a good fold out pop-up book enlivened by colorful cut-out illustrations as much as the next guy, then I highly recommend this delightful piece of lunar propaganda. It is certain to be beloved of millions of star gazing children worldwide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars another beautiful active book from Eric Carle
    Author Eric Carle (The Very Lonely Firefly, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Busy Spider) excels in creating books that offer children more than words on a page -- he consistently incorporates additional elements (lights, holes(!), textures) that make the books even more interesting to thirsty little minds.

    In this book, a smaller portable version of the original, a girl asks her father for the moon. Fold-out pages complement Carle's unique illustrative style as we discover a looooooong ladder that reaches to the moon and back, and a magnificent four-page center spread revealing the full moon in all its glory.

    This fantastic tale for young children is sure to delight parents and kids.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a great dad!
    This book is the beautiful story of a dad who goes to all lengths for his daughter - he actually gets the moon for her!
    In typical "Carle fashion" this book expands (as the moon appears to do), the pages ascend ever higher (as the moon ascends in the sky). As with Carle's other stories you don't just hear them and see them - you FEEL them. I love the motion in this book. The tenderness of the gift from father to daughter and the representaion of the child's joy in playing with the moon. This story has a wonderful opening, fantastic struggle and beautiful ending. I especially enjoy how the moon itself is a character in the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My 19 MO daughters favorite book
    Every night my daughter wants us to go outside and look for the moon. When I saw this book I knew I had to get it and she LOVES it. We change the name from "monica" to our daughters name, and when you get to the moon pop-out page she always laughs and screams and jumps. I also recommend "The night moon fell down" - another wonderful favorite.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful concept poorly implemented
    I bought this book for my 11-month son who is very hard on regular books. Unfortunately, he will not get to read it until he is much older because the fold-out pages are much too flimsy for a board book.

    I was very disappointed to bring it home from the store and have the page with the moon that unfolds tear just from me opening those two pages.

    The book is very very pretty, I just wish it were more durable. I don't see how a child could avoid damaging it. ... Read more


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