Good: Like the flaps and almost never have a problem turning the pages on this one. Bad: This book doesn't hold up well and we're on our second copy in after a year's use and my child is not rough with books. I don't care for how every item is "Sophie's ___" and gives names to the animals that aren't common "Who's hiding behind Sophie's Boat? It's Maggie the turtle!" "Why not just "who's hiding behind the boat? It's the turtle!" I get it's branding, but for a child who's learning to read, those details aren't important. I just leave them out, but now my child is reading I have to say the names otherwise they think I missed a word. Overall: I don't care for Sophie and the friends' names, but my child likes this book.
I love this book! My 9 month old daughter loves the thick flaps she can open. They are thick enough that if she chews on them, or tries to flip them open, they won't rip. The colors are bright and easy to read. Because of the thickness of the pages, it is very easy for her little hands to grab. I would definitely order this book series again!
These books are read over and over and over. Our grand kids each have a little Sophie and they love the stories about Sophie and her friends. One thing that is cool is these books are also available in an interactive version on the iPad for about the same $$$. I've found that those versions allow the little ones (< 2) to participate more and the voice that reads the stories on the iPad is really pleasant.
This book is lovely and my little guy enjoys reading it thoroughly! The combination of animals, colors, and simple objects makes it a good book for learning words. Also, the "reveal" nature of each page is a lot of fun for him...he just loves opening the pages of this book to see what's inside! We are on our second copy and the first one fell apart after a few months of steady use...thus the 4 star instead of 5. The points at which each page connects could stand a little reinforcement...it is wearing out at the same spot again in our second copy (and on other similar books in this line).
My baby daughter loves Sophie the giraffe and so I bought the 3 Sophie books I saw on Amazon. These books are amazing. Great quality and they do not tear even though my baby has been constantly putting them in her mouth (she's 7 months old). I think she'll get more interested in readung them in a couple of months. For now she liked the colors!
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