Friday, February 5, 2010
I've decided to participate in today's Feed Me Books Friday meme, held over at The Adventure of Motherhood. Each week she posts a special theme. Today it's all about lift-the-flap books.
Lift-the-flap books have always been a huge hit with my kids. We own several Spot books by Eric Hill and you can't beat Karen Katz's huge selection for toddlers. But both my kids have their very favorites:
My son's current lift-the-flap favorite: Trains (Lift and Look) - Usborne Books
This sturdy board book has managed to remain intact despite the eager hands of both my children. It is well constructed and has multiple flaps per page, making it perfect even for very young children to explore. A teddy bear is hidden somewhere under one of the flaps on each page spread, so it doubles as a fun search and find. My train-loving son likes to look at the book over and over and over. It's part of a series of Usborne Lift and Look Books, but we've never tried reading any of the others. I picked up our copy at an Usborne book fair.
My daughter's current lift-the-flap favorite: Doors by Roxie Monre
Great for preschoolers and older, my kids love looking to see what is behind each door, searching in an I-Spy kind way. The impressive and highly detailed book includes double lift-the-flaps. (You open the door flaps and there are other flaps to open behind the doors.) The doors lead you into a fire station, train, barn, doctor's office, boat, refrigerator, garage, theater, space ship, and best of all - a door to an imaginary world only found in a book. My daughter wants to live in the castle in this book.
Do you have any favorite lift-the-flap books?