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Would not buy again - sturdy book, but illustrations are terrible
on June 24, 2015
-- Extremely sturdy pages, as other reviews have mentioned. They hold up to a beating (or chewing) great!
-- Questions about the items on the page engage the little one
-- It's supposed to teach "first words," but the illustrations are so bad I can hardly identify some of the items ("toy brick"? Since when does that look like a red box with a flowery circle in the center? And the book is printed in full color, but the part that would be green at the top of the strawberry is also red (just like the rest of the fruit). It may seem nit-picky, but if you're learning to identify objects, shouldn't those objects look like the real thing? The "chair" in one of the tabs also seems dubious to me.)
-- Along those lines, the "tabs" that you can open on each page are so large they take up the whole page. So, it really feels more like just turning the page than opening a tab to reveal something.
Overall: This was gifted to us, but I would never buy it myself or give it as a gift.