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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:54 PM

Buying board books for toddlers

I've got a two year nephew so had to venture into the children's section of the bookstore the other day. I'd found one set of Dr. Seuss board books at Costco, but wanted to get a few more.

I found the cutest series - BabyLit board books. They are "based" on children's classics - I bought Frankenstein, Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick. Frankenstein teaches anatomy, Huckleberry Finn teaches camping, and Moby Dick teaches about the sea. There are far more in the series and I was disappointed that my budget wouldn't let me buy more - and that by next year the toddler will be too old for them!

For anyone else who has to buy for little ones: http://www.babylit.com/shop-books/ (not affiliated with the company, just liked their products)

I can't wait to see what the kid (and his parents and older brothers) think of these!

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csziggy Dec 2014 OP
femmocrat Dec 2014 #1
mrmpa Dec 2014 #2
csziggy Dec 2014 #4
elleng Dec 2014 #3
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elleng Dec 2014 #6

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 05:55 PM

1. Those are super cute!

Thanks for the link!

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:23 PM

2. A bit older than your 2 year old.........

but I just bought a Nancy Drew for my cousin's 10 year old daughter. It brought back so many memories for me.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:44 PM

4. For the 2 year old's older brothers (4-1/2 years old twins)

I got the first four Winnie the Pooh books - reproductions of the original editions - and Kipling's Just So Stories and The Jungle Book. Plus they get toy binoculars, beginning bird and butterfly books and books about astronomy since their Dad is getting a telescope for Christmas.

I didn't try to find too many books for this kid since he's inherited his older brothers' books, at least the ones that have survived.

I always give books - every kid I have known in the last thirty years has more toys per kid than my entire kindergarten AND the four of us kids had all together.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:53 PM

3. Great! I have 2 little grandsons,

1 year and 5 months, so will look for these during the year! Did find 'My little ducky' at the grocery store!

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:46 PM

5. I got these at Books A Million, but when looking for links

I found them at Barnes & Noble, Amazon and a lot of other places including at the link above.

My husband noticed that they all use quotes from the original books and thought that will be great for when the kids grow up and are reading the real versions.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:02 PM

6. Excellent! Makes for 'aha' moments!

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