on September 20, 2011
My daughter LOVES this book. She is so fascinated by lifting all the flaps and finding out who's underneath.
I was nervous about getting it since the description says it's paper and not a board book, but it's nice heavy card stock. I still don't let her play with it unsupervised, since she would rip the flaps off if I let her, but it's hardy enough that she can lift the flaps over and over and not do any damage.
on May 6, 2012
We got this Lift-the-Flap book right before my son turned 1, and at 17 months, it's still among his favorites. The book starts with Moomin and Little My playing hide & seek. At each opening, he looks for Little My. Is Little My in the tent? No, it's Snufkin. Is Little My behind the flowers? No, it's Hemulen. Is Little My in the pond? No, it's Stinky! <much laughter>... all the way to Little My being found under Moominpappa's hat. It's a lovely book with bold colors and simple, clear illustrations, so it's suitable even for the youngest readers. The design of the flaps is clever, and they are easy to lift, turn, or open, even for pudgy toddler hands. The paper is shiny & sturdy, and after 6 months of use, not a single detail has gotten ripped out (unusual). This one is definitely worth adding to any 1-2 year-old's bookcase.
on August 23, 2012
My sister and I grew up with the Moomins, and I was delighted and surprised when she bought this for my 3 year old, who absolutely loves it. From a library of 100+ books she regularly selects it each night - so don't think of it as something just for the wee wee ones - older kids love it too. Hardly anyone my age (40) has even heard of the Moomins, what's with that? They're missing out!!
on April 11, 2014
For any of you Finlanders out there who just adore the Moomins and want to share them with your little ones, this is a great buy. It is not a board book but made of heavy/thick paper, and oh so cute. Little hands can open the flaps (with help from someone older and wiser to prevent tearing :) . Cute storyline with that mischievous Little My finding the perfect hiding spot.