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Sleepy Kittens (Despicable Me) Board book – May 19, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 and up
  • Series: Despicable Me
  • Board book: 10 pages
  • Publisher: LB Kids; Brdbk edition (May 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031608381X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316083812
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,444 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

I love reading this book with my kids.
Alegszebb
Cute story exactly like in the movie Despicable Me, but the kittens are stiff and hard to work with.
Barbara Jackson
I had bought this as a gift for my niece and nephew because they loved the movie.
J. Antos

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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Donovan TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 14, 2010
Format: Board book
Just the fact that this book exists makes me happy. The bedtime story theme is so sweet in the movie, and having this as a tie-in is a lot of fun.

There is NOT a little brush that comes out of the book, like in the movie, but it's still a lot of fun. The little kitties are finger puppets like in the movie.

And even though it's supposed to be the epitome of an awful bedtime story, in truth, kids often like the simple stories that we adults find to be drivel, and I was surprised to agree that it makes a fairly good bedtime story that my son enjoyed.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Intellectual Romantic on August 29, 2011
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I am so disappointed. Based on other reviews, I fully expected that there would be no brush. But there are many other reasons that this book is absolutely a travesty of its cinematic inspiration:

- The kittens are flat, cheap pieces of felt that don't look or feel fuzzy at all. If there had been a brush, I don't know what you would have brushed.

- They don't look like kittens either. Just two pieces of felt, cheaply stitched together.

- The pages do not each have 3 holes for the kittens to go through, like in the movie. That was the cutest part about the book in the movie; that the puppets were integral to each scene in the book. After all, when the father in the movie made his own puppet book, he made a hole for his nose, right? Instead, there are those three flat pieces of felt attached to the last page.

- The drawings inside do not match those from the movie. In basic color and design, yes, but they are not the same.

- Since there is no brush, and the puppets are pretty darn stiff, and they don't go through each page to form part of the scene, you really wonder why you have your fingers in them at all.

- They are so stiff that the kittens can hardly "drink the milk"!
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Angela R. Neil on July 15, 2010
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My daughter is thrilled that this is like the book in the movie. She never gets tired of listening to the story - and then "reading" it to me too!

I like the book too, but I wish it was as nice as the one in the movie. This one doesn't have the three large holes and nice sock kittens for your fingers. The kittens on this book are made from some sort of cheap felt-like material that I don't believe will hold up if this becomes a favorite of your child's - and I believe it will - it's already a favorite of my daughter, Serenity. It was a little difficult to maneuver the puppets too and Serenity had a little bit of a hard time getting her fingers in the puppets.

It also doesn't have the little brush like the book in the movie. Not a really big deal, but Serenity did ask about it and told me she wishes her book had a brush too. She just ended up using her finger to brush the kitten's fur.

In all it's a sweet little bedtime story, but I wish the book was the nicer spiral-bound board book that was in the movie. I'm giving it only 4-stars because it's so cheaply made.

Maybe a nicer book will be released later on?
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. C. on August 26, 2010
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Love this book. It's extremely cute, and kids who have seen the movie get very excited to see this book exists. Just buy a little Barbie brush separately as well, since one doesn't come included even though one is shown in Despicable Me. One star lost because the makers thought that children wouldn't care about the missing brush, but still a good buy.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Naglieri on February 5, 2011
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I bought this because my two girls (and I) love "Despicable Me." This book is so cute in the movie, and I was excited to see that they really published it. But it could've been so much better! The story is the same, but there are no holes in the book that the kittens poke through like in the movie (a detail my 4 year-old noticed immediately), and the material of the kittens is stiff, like a very stiff felt, and they don't bend easily. There's also no brush, as several other reviews mentioned. Not a huge deal, but how hard would it have been for them to include one? For the price, and the novelty of having the book straight out of the movie, it's cute and my girls like to read it. But if they had just gone one step farther, it would've been really great.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heather Hunter on December 14, 2010
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I love Despicable Me, so I was thrilled to see that they had turned this book into a real product. This book is very popular in our home. Even as I type this, my 3 year old daughter (who also enjoyed the movie) and her 1 year old sister are fighting over who gets to read/play with it. That said, I am a bit disappointed in the quality. I think if the book had the separate holes for the puppets like the movie's version (and they were the knit material rather than felt), they would be easier to maneuver... as it is now, they are too close together and the fabric is a bit stiff. Also, as mentioned in other reviews, the brush isn't included. (To be honest, I'm not as upset over that -- the way things disappear around here, it would have gone missing within a day, and then there'd just be an ugly hole in the middle of the book.)

Overall, for the price, it's a good book. And I'm sure the changes made to the book helped keep the price reasonable. Even so, a part of me wishes they'd come out with a "deluxe" version that is identical to the one in the movie... I'd gladly pay an extra 5 or 10 dollars for one.

Still, my girls like the story, and my 3 year old always asks me to read it in Gru's voice, which makes her laugh. For us, it was definitely worth the buy.
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