6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Over the years my family has greatly enjoyed the Little People line of books and products for children. We have some of the toys and videos, and we also enjoy their line of Lift-the-Flap books. Although we have several others, I wanted to try this one because of the Biblical theme of Noah and the Animals. There are 5 short paragraphs of reading total, so this would be a very quick read as a bedtime story. However, there are 50 flaps to open and other activities such as finding themes of objects on the page-- such as "Find all the apples - there are 8". So the possibilities for different age groups are wide-- read the story to your toddler, then play with the flaps and activities with your preschooler.
As far as the religious themes, God is mentioned three times. There is no mention of those who died in the catastrophe or the reason for the flood. It's presented in a very innocent fashion, appropriate for young children.
I wish the book had a few more pages, as there are only 10 pages of flaps. But given the subject matter, I believe that's as much they could have done with it. A wonderful product!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I am a big fan of Fisher Price items; however, I have never owned one of their books. I have bought their toys and think they are of superb quality.
My daughter is 16 months and I read her a book every night before bed. She likes to look at the books while I read to her and then after. I will say this book is very easy to read. My daughter seems to enjoy it but loves the illustrations the most. I can also open a lot of the windows and she will know what animal is in some of the pictures, like "Monkey". She does not know a lot of words but she can recognize them and nods when I point them out.
The story is cute and short. The biggest thing keeping me from giving it a rating higher than 3, is how cheaply it is made. The cardboard box it came in was much stronger than the book. It is very thin and warped. It does not lay flat at all and bends very easily. The flaps that open the window (s) in the book are also very thin and are already showing wear. I don't expect this book to last long and that is with only me handling it.
It is cute, but it is not made well. If you want a book your infant can have later on in life, this is not the book. I have bought my daughter books for half the price that are true hardcover that will last for years to come. Because it is not made well, I cannot recommend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a really good example of a lift the flap book. My 2yr old loves the pictures and story (which is a very basic version of Noah and the Ark) and has a great time opening and closing the flaps as well as pointing out all the animals and what they are doing along with the colors and shapes in the book.
The pages are just thick enough to be sturdy for little fingers but not cumbersome, the flaps are well cut and the pictures match up really well when the flaps are open or closed. It's a great book, no complaints!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
We have had different versions of these Little People Lift the Flap books for all of my kids. I was excited to see a Noah and the Animal book. My boys have all loved these and my 1 yr old is now getting to try them out. The flaps are very easy for the kids to lift and they love opening them to see what surprise is behind them. They can tear but they hold up very well for what they are made out of. The book teaches kids about counting, animal sounds, and shapes. The books are pretty much the same ideas they are just presented with different characters and different situations(that way you dont get tired of reading the same book). Overall a gret book that kids love.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I got the Little People "Noah and The Animals" book for my brothers kids. He has 2 sets of twins, ages 2 and going on 4 (yes 4 young ones). As soon as they got it they all loved it! The younger ones loved the big, friendly colorful pictures, while the older ones liked to lift the flaps searching for the things inside. One of my nephews really loves to count things so he is always counting aloud, one, two, three, etc. The book challenges them on their level, asking them to find various animals, showing the patterns of the animals skin and fur, asking them to find different shapes, locating the matching animals, and associating the animals sounds by lifting the flaps to identify them. The girls are quick learners though, they caught on and are doing the same thing as their brothers, now they are counting, finding the shapes, and associating the animal sounds. This is a great book for preschoolers, I think I might have to get some of the other Little People flap books printed on the back cover. I highly recommend it!
Now, let's see if it holds up to their abuse, I suspect to see the flaps all torn out on my next visit. I will try and update this review when I find out. Why can't we print books in the US anymore? I guess that's another story...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 23, 2012
This book is colorful and fun for young children. It has a short simple rhyming story about Noah's ark. On each page there is an activity that has the kids looking for certain animals, shapes, and colors. These items can be right on the page or under the flaps throughout the pages. On each of the pages there are several flaps for the kids to enjoy.
on May 6, 2013
We recently purchased the Fisher Price Little People: Noah and the Animals book for our 26-month-old daughter. She loves reading and books in general but this particular book has made a big impression on her. She asks to read it at least three to four times per day.
The book itself is a very sturdy "board book". The flaps are made of similar, yet slightly thinner, material which makes them very durable. We've had quite a few "lift and look" books that haven't survived my daughter's repeated use (they tear or come off altogether). I can tell this book, however, will last quite a while as after almost a month, none of the flaps are showing any wear at all.
The story is very cute and gives you something new to look for or explore on each page. The pages ask you to find certain animals, let you compare shapes, learn about patterns, and more. After just a couple of readings, our daughter now "reads" the book to us, naming and counting animals, shapes, building materials, and more. She also enjoys some of the "silliness", such as animals riding on the back of a crocodile and the "stinky skunks".
I would highly recommend this book to anyone with young children or toddlers. The book will see lots of use for a long time. It would also make a great birthday present or a shower gift as part of a "starter library".
The pictures are charming, the Noah story is very condensed, and there are a lot of things a child can do. The book will be enjoyed by a child who is learning to count and read, and a toddler will like it just for the pictures. There are flaps to open on each page asking you to find 1 of something, 2 of something, up to 10 of something. A page asks you to find pairs of animals whose names you can learn, a page has you lift flaps to identify the animal with a certain skin pattern, next page asks you to find different shapes: square, oval,circle, etc, and last, you get to learn what animal makes a certain sound.
In fewer words, a child will have fun and learn a lot without realizing it! A toddler will have fun and learn something about different animals.
(My children, when little, loved a book which mostly said, "the cow goes 'moo', the duck goes 'quack', the horse goes 'neigh', and so on for pigs,chickens,dogs,cats.)
This book goes way beyond that and has the same fascination for children.
I recommend it highly.
on January 7, 2014
This book is awesome! My 2 year old grandson is a VERY busy little boy, and I can hardly ever get him to sit still long enough to read him a story, but this book not only held his attention, but he was SO excited to open the little flaps to see what was under them! He couldn't wait to get to the next one and the next, etc. He loved all the little animals too. This book kept him occupied and excited for a very long time, and I can't wait to get him another one of these flap books and see his reaction! Oh, and one more thing: his older siblings (6 and 8 years old) were in the room while I was reading the book, and although they were occupied with other activities, they slowly began abandoning what they were doing and gravitating toward us, and they got involved in the book as well. I think it was because the 2 year old was so excited that it drew them in to see what was going on. I would definitely recommend this book for young children!
I guess it's a given that any lift-the-flap book is going to eventually have some missing flaps after being read by a certain age range of children. My toddler is in that range. As I was checking out the book with her, I noticed some flaps that were attached at a 45 degree angle and thought, "Why did they do that? That's gonna get ripped out." Sure enough, about 2 seconds later, it was no longer attached. Maybe older, more gentle kids won't rip them out, but I feel the 45 degree angle really leaves those flaps to be more prone to tears. Now, there are only a few flaps attached this way and there are tons of flaps in this book, so you make the call. You could have a child tear a good number of flaps in this book and still have plenty of flaps to go around! We've only had two incidents of flaps being torn out so far.