Category Archives: Lift the Flap

Book Review: Dinosaur’s Binkit

I have easily become a huge fan of Sandra Boynton.  Her books are just plain fun and this one is no exception.    Little Lucy still adores books that she can interact with.  This board book is full of textures and flaps to lift to keep her busy and entertained.  It is time for Dinosaur to settle down for sleep but all Dinosaur can think about is finding the elusive “binkit”.  Little ones with a lovey of their own are sure to relate to Dinosaur’s search.

Title:  Dinosaur’s binkit

Author/Illustrator:  Sandra Boynton

Publisher:  Little Simon

ISBN:  978-0-689-82203-2


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Book Review: Begin Smart Series, Bouncy Baby: A First Lift-the-Flap Book

Begin Smart is a series of books for “Smart Babies” from six to twelve months.  Behind the front cover is a message to parents about object permanence and how lift-the-flap books aid babies with this concept.  The message also assists parents with how to use the book to best enhance the learning and discovery for their child.  Each page has simple colorful illustrations with a movement for baby to imitate underneath each flap.  With rhyming words babies can practice clapping, dancing, splashing, eating and waving bye-bye.  We love this book even more because the last page says, “Bye-Bye, Lucy”!

Title:  Begin smart, Bouncy baby: A first lift-the-flap book

Publisher:  Begin Smart

ISBN:  978-1-934618-65-3


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Books for Babies that Like to Move!

Little Lucy is 10 months old!  It is simply amazing to watch her grow and develop. In less than a months time Lucy has become a very active baby.  She crawls, pulls herself to standing and walks around (with the help of furniture and her little push wagon).  All of this busyness means that story time had to step up a bit and become much more interactive.  Luckily, there are many great books out there just for that purpose.  Little Lucy still loves touch and feel books, but now she also  likes to turn pages, lift flaps and move along with the story.  I have four interactive board books in my library stack this week and we have read them dozens of times already!


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Book Review: Simms Taback’s Farm Animals

As the parent of an emergent talker I am always looking for ways to practice naming things, such as animals.  We love to sing “Old Macdonald” and imitate the sounds each animal makes.  This farm animal book, written by an award-winning author/illustrator, can be played as a guessing game with huge fold out pages that are sturdy enough to withstand little fingers.  Each piece of the fold out page contains a clue to the identity of the hidden animal.  Don’t forget to add in an “oink, oink” or a “moo, moo” to thoroughly enjoy the whole farm experience!

(On a side note, sadly, this well-loved author/illustrator passed away on December 25, 2011.  If you haven’t read anything by him yet, I highly recommend that you pick up one of his books and see for yourself what a wonderful legacy he has left us.  For more information about Simms Taback visit his website.)

Title:  Simms Taback’s Farm Animals

Author/Illustrator:  Simms Taback

Publisher:  Blue Apple Books

ISBN:  978-1-60905-078-8

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Book Review: Do Cows Eat Cake?

This lift-the-flap book with hilarious illustrations introduces young children to a variety of animals and what they eat.  For more animal fun check out the other titles in the Animals All Around series.

Title:  Do cows eat cake?

Author:  Michael Dahl

Illustrator:  Sandra D’Antonio

Publisher:  Picture Window Books

ISBN:  978-1-4048-6234-0

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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Animals, Board Books, Lift the Flap


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