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Lovely, Fun Book. But, the Buttons are Very Hard to Press!
January 3, 2014
I know this book is for ages 3 and up, but I purchased it for my 16-month-old daughter, thinking she would enjoy hearing such a wide variety of animal sounds as we read through the book. And, she does enjoy it! The illustrations by Eric Carle are also nice, as always.
However, here is something to keep in mind if you're also buying this for a younger child: the buttons are VERY hard to push. I can manage to push them myself, of course, but my daughter gets very frustrated when she tries. She has the dexterity to press them, no problem, it just requires a LOT of pressure/force to get them to work. She sits there and presses - and grunts! - until her little finger turns red, but only can get a few to work. Then she gives up and moves on to something else. I know this is for ages 3 and up, but it seems like it would be easy enough to make the buttons a little easier to press, so younger kids can use them!
So a fun book for toddlers, but make sure they have the strength to use it easily!