Friday, February 5, 2010

Feed Me Books Friday: Lift the Flap Books

This week's theme for Feed Me Books Friday is "Lift the Flap Books."  We have some very clear favorites in this category.  The first two were easy to pick, and I like to give them to new moms.  The others that came to mind for our third favorite are all more of a fold out page style, rather than lifting flaps -- Karen Katz books, a really fantastic book we just got out of the library called Alphabeasties (full review coming soon), Playtime Peekaboo, or Curious George Bigger and Smaller.  So, I went to the source and asked my little reader which of those he likes the most, and he opted for the last one.  Just don't ask him again in 5 minutes, because you're sure to get a different answer. 

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap BookDear Zoo, by Rod Campbell
You can read our full review of this here.  It is a sweet story, and a sturdy, fun book.  Now that the Infant Bibliophile is a little more communicative, I decided to ask him why he liked it.  This is what he had to say:
Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R))
"Because it has lion and doggie and animals."

Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R)).

This was one of our little guy's first favorites.  Its small size is perfect for tiny hands to grasp.  Our full review is here

"Because it has animals."  Does anyone sense a pattern here?

Curious George Bigger and Smaller Lift-the-Flap Board BookCurious George Bigger and Smaller Lift-the-Flap Board Book

Fold out pages show comparisons between bigger/smaller, higher/lower, clean/messy, etc.   Our full review is here.  

Why does he like it?  Let's ask him.  "Because it has a kitty."

We did a related craft awhile back.  You can read about it here. 

You can see all of our reviews of lift the flaps books here.

What are your favorites?

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Jo Shabo said...

My girls LOVE love love lift the flap books!

Raising a Happy Child said...

The first one on your list was one of my contenders for the third place :) I love quotes from IB.

Christy said...

Lift the flap books are great. I love the comments from your son.

Britt said...

Lift the flap books are awesome, but am I the only one with a bunch of books where several pages have lost their flaps?

My kids are hard on flaps...

This is why we don't own pop-up books.

Britt said...

PS We don't even want to talk about how lift the flap and pop-ups look after they've been in the library system for a while...


sunnymama said...

We are big fans of lift the flap books. The Curious George one looks cute. Sunnyboy would love it. :)

sunnymama said...

Feed Me Books Friday looks great! Definitely going to join in next week. :)

Brimful Curiosities said...

My little guy likes lift-the-flaps with trains. And he has a Dora one he likes, too. We participated this week after reading your post.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Wow! Lots of comment love going on here.

Thanks for linking up a great post again this week!

The links for more info are really nice.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Have you read "Machines Go To Work" by William Low? It's Johnny's new favorite lift the flap (really more of a lift the page) book.

Jessica Monte said...

Thank you so much for sharing these titles. I remember my daughter, now 3, loved flap books beginning around 18 months; I'm looking forward to reading these titles with her and my almost 6 month old. We love Curious George too, :-)