>> 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.
OBTM rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀