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Summary: This book of nursery rhymes offers characters that move on the page. The bright engaging illustrations, combined with the movable characters offer great fun for interactive reading.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: Started reading at 20 months.
Young Reader Reaction: Toddler immediately went for the movable characters. With assistance, s/he moved them back and forth and had a great time pointing to other illustrations and reciting the nursery rhyme.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun book for playtime that provides an interactive reading experience for the toddler.
Pros: This book was chosen to introduce pop-up books because it seemed more sturdy than many we'd seen. The rhymes are fun and the pictures amusing.
Cons: While the movable parts are more sturdy, toddler managed to pull the first one off the first time s/he reached for it. So be careful.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This book would be torn up if obtained from the library. Additionally, its just a fun, interactive book to keep in your child's library.
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