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My 2 year old daughter loves it
on May 10, 2011
So that photo of the cover that you see, that's what every page in the book looks like. Each page is either a page full of stickers or a page of silhouettes that match the stickers, organized by categories such as Fruits, Toys, Letters, Numbers, Around the House (objects), Vehicles, etc. Each sticker has a number, for which you must search for its corresponding silhouette to place the sticker in a relevant section. The sticker pages, as opposed to the silhouette pages, are slightly scrambled so its not completely mindless, transferring the stickers from the sticker pages to the silhouettes.
As advertised, there are over 500 stickers, so this book will go the distance with your youngster. Now the whole searching for a sticker's silhouette may sound kind of boring, and in fact it is quite boring if you are past a certain age. For instance, my eight year old son, who displays an occasional interest in sticker books, can't stand it, its far too methodical, there is no freedom to creatively place the stickers wherever you want in some kind of scenery. However, my 2 year old daughter loves it and really enjoys and feels pround about her ability to search a page of 20 silhouettes and match the sticker, and can do it endlessly. However, she can't do it alone, and left to her own devices, will fail to complete the book as it is intended to be, and just pull off a bunch of stickers and put them on the dog or the wall or eat them. However, with help from an adult or an older interested sibling, she becomes totally absorbed in the procedure and is quite proud of her ability to find the right spots. Every day, its, "Daddy, where's my sticker book?" "Daddy, can I have my sticker book?" "Daddy, will you help me with my sticker book?"
Furthermore, it has an fantastic educational value, as far as developing whatever it is in the brain the helps her match the varied comlex silhouettes with the stickers; and whatever it is in the brain that is associated with the process of gently peeling off stickers and matching them in the correct orientation to match the silhouettes (and there are many silhouettes that are somewhat like puzzles (usually one or more per page), where several stickers are required to complete the picture.) There are also dedicated number, letter, time of day, color, and shape sections.
In short a fantastic value, a fun, rewarding, long lasting and educational experience great for toddlers to preschoolers but less interesting to the older kids who may like other kinds of sticker books. Wow, am I sick of the word 'sticker' now after writing this review.