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Recommedations, please! Robust 'Lift the Flap' books for 1 YO...

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BabyValentine Tue 26-Aug-08 11:53:23

It is DD's first b'day soon and I'd like to get her some Lift-the-Flaps books.

She is currently LOVING her Usborne Animal Hide and Seek book. She has a copy of 'There's a Monster in my House' but I find the flaps a bit papery IYSWIM.

We have exhausted the library. In fact, she has even broken off a flap - although it was hanging by a thread, honest blush - have been putting off returning that one!

Does anyone have any recommendations for robust books which can stand up to toddler 'reading'.

TIA smile

WhereTheWildThingsWere Tue 26-Aug-08 11:57:16

'tis not the sturdiest, but my ds adored this, he creased it a bit but it never ripped.

greenandpleasant Tue 26-Aug-08 12:04:16

I would second the board book version of DEar Zoo. Also tehre are some "peekaboo" books by Dorling kindersley - "dress up peekaboo", "Playtime peekaboo" etc. big whole-page flaps to lift. they have come apart eventually but after a lot of lifting, chewing etc. and easily stuck back on with tape!

not lift the flaps, but also popular - Noisy Noisy Pirates. think there is a mermaid one too. button to press on each page that makes a sound. ds loved that one.

BabyValentine Tue 26-Aug-08 12:08:30

Thanks WTWTW. We already have that one (resides at Grandma's house) but DD struggles to open the flaps as they seem to be too tight a fit - although she may get better as she gets more dextrous.

I might have to bring it home for bedtime though, night after night of 'Where's Daisy/Curly/Wooly/Clucky?' is getting a wee bit tiresome...

Lio Tue 26-Aug-08 12:16:47

Busy Park is more robust than Dear Zoo IME. dd loved it (v v v dull for parents, though)

Anna8888 Tue 26-Aug-08 12:17:52

The Maisy board books are pretty robust - the ones where you open doors, windows etc.

HensMum Tue 26-Aug-08 12:24:55

There are some with felt flaps that stand up to wear and tear a bit better...goes off to rootle in the toy box...
DS has one called Peekaboo, where are you? by Georgie Birkett. There are more in the range. He's given the spine a good gnaw but flaps look good as new!

caspercat Tue 26-Aug-08 19:40:48

My DD loved "No bed without Ted" (sorry, can't do links, crap at them!). She's always been very 'energetic' too, but this book stood up to her.
Would also 2nd the "Noisy, Noisy" books - DD can't get enough of them xxx

BabyValentine Tue 26-Aug-08 20:03:00

Thanks guys. I do like the sound of the felt flaps. We had one like that from the library - can't understand why there arent more of them.

Off to loiter on Amazon!

lucymack Wed 27-Aug-08 13:34:21

You might also see some you like here

bran Wed 27-Aug-08 13:50:39

I agree with Lio that the Busy books are quite robust, DS loved Busy Airport and Busy Garden.

He also had a fabric book that he loved about sheep that we got from John Lewis which fabric/felt flaps and different textures of fabric on the pictures.

Lio Wed 27-Aug-08 20:48:30

Thanks, bran, I actually signed back onto this thread because I felt I didn't do a good enough job of promoting Busy Park: they are not just flaps, but moving parts, and v good except for the 'fish going round in a circle' one, which is too hard. But the tree one and see saw and rainbow and gate are all v good.

Piffy Wed 27-Aug-08 21:09:19

My DS has one called 'Go Maisie Go' which he has loved for 18 months - he's nw 2.5. It has loads of sturdy flaps and lots to talk through on every page i.e trains, planes, colours, shapes etc. If you can cope with the weird human-animal hybrids of cartoon mice wearing clothes then it's fab, esp for boys (sorry, I know some girls like trains and fire engines too!)

It is my staple 'read this in the car' book as I know he can't destroy it!

BabyValentine Wed 27-Aug-08 22:00:38

Been shopping...DK Farm Peekaboo; Grrr! (Noisy Noisy); Red, Blue Peekaboo; and Busy Railway. Oooh, I do love internet shopping!

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Lio Wed 27-Aug-08 22:16:51

Enjoy smile

Califrau Wed 27-Aug-08 22:23:38

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