Dig It: Indestructibles

>> Monday, June 27, 2011

Ever since a friend told me about Indestructibles, I've been meaning to order one for Cady.  The idea of a tear-, drool-, teething-proof book was intriguing to me, since our little one not only loves books, but loves playing with paper products.  I was thrilled to see the book stocked at a boutique shop on my walk home from work last Thursday, and picked one up as a BILY (read: Because I Love You) gift for Cady.  I rarely make impulse purchases, but every once in awhile, I see something "special" that I think someone I love will enjoy, and I just can't help myself!

The creators of Indestructibles are pretty smart cookies, because Cady really digs hers!  They hit the nail on the head with regard to what an infant wants (and all the ways they can destroy) when it comes to books.  The tear-proof pages have no words, but are illustrated with beautiful artwork reminiscent of Eric Carle, which allows you and your little one to make up your own stories as you go along, or recite a tried-and-true nursery rhyme while leafing through.  The product website claims that these books are totally waterproof, and can even withstand being completely submerged in a tub or pool; while I can't back that up as of yet, I can say that Cady's book has already managed to withstand a deluge of drool, with a lack of soggy corners as evidence.

Although no substitute for sitting down with a babe in the lap, snuggled in for a classic story or picture book, Indestructibles are great for little ones who just want to sit down independently and have at it with the book. Babies can work on their fine motor skills as they try to turn the pages, and learn which way is right-side-up as they become emergent readers.

While the pages do get significantly wrinkly after a few go-rounds in the hands of an intrigued infant, this is easily remedied with some re-smoothing of the pages once playtime is over.  Cady just loves bunching up the paper, listening to the crinkles, and examining the pictures! So far, my kiddo has been unable to disprove the theory that these books are truly what they claim to be, with the exception of some thread that has come loose in the binding of the book, which is the only reason this product gets a 4 instead of a 5 here at OBTM.  I have a good feeling that her copy of "Hey Diddle Diddle" is going to last her a good long while, and I look forward to adding to her "library."  Perfect for road trips, and easy to slip in the pocket of the diaper bag, Indestructibles gets a nod of approval from this happy mama/baby pair. 

OBTM rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀

Disclosure statement: I have not been solicited by Indestructibles to conduct a review of this product, nor have I received any free goods in exchange for a review.  The opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal experiences with the product; your mileage my vary.  
If you would like to purchase an Indestructible book for the kiddo in your life, please consider buying through my Amazon Associates link located at the top of this post; any referral credits will go directly into a savings account for Cady.


katuprush.com June 28, 2011 at 6:36 AM  

Nice! We just got a crinkly book from Jellycat which Sonora LOVES. She hasn't destructed it so far, but she isn't very strong yet. I'll definitely look into these as our library grows. :)

Karl Fornes June 28, 2011 at 11:37 AM  

I see that Cady has already learned to employ some "pre-reading" strategies by carefully reading the reviews on the back cover.

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