As you may know I am an Usborne Books & More Consultant. What makes the book Secret's of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown & Alyssa Nassner is unique that when you shine a light through the page you see a hidden picture underneath it.
Here is an example of the inside of the book with a regular page.
Now this is the inside with a book with a light behind the page. This is where you see what is hidden behind it.
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My daughter Reyna is really into Dora the Explorer. So I thought why not combine the two! For example, have a favorite toy or doll that the child really likes and have a book about the favorite item the child likes.
Here is a picture of a Dora book that Reyna got from her school. I combined it with a Dora the Explorer doll that I found at a thrift store across the street.
I originally wanted Reyna to have Dora sit on her lap and "read", but she got silly and when I tried taking pictures they all came out blurry. So maybe in the future she can try to "read" to her doll again.
I hope you enjoyed this tip on combining toys/dolls and books together.
My daughter Reyna had gotten a book from Usborne Books called There's a Mouse About the House.
Here is the front of the book.
With the book opened it shows how the mouse needs to follow the dotted arrow to escape the cat.
With Reyna following the dotted arrow, she needs to lift the flap and have the mouse go into the cookie jar.
Eventually the mouse escapes the cat and find a safe place to hide.
I loved how interactive this books is. My daughter wanted to play with this story book over and over again! If you are interested in purchasing this book, please click on the link to buy:
When going to the library, I try to find books that have lists of storytime books inside them. That way I can find interactive books from those lists. I came upon this cool book called Storytime Action! 2,000 Ideas for Making 500 Picture Books Interactive by Jennifer Bromann.
Your probably asking how is any different from the other books you may have came across? Instead of reading a book and doing a craft afterward, this book is totally interactive. The child is interacting with the book while the adult is reading it.
For example, in this book there is a book called How Georgina Drove the Car Very Carefully from Boston to New York by Lucy Bate(P.29). While reading the book of Georgina driving, the child listening to the story can drive while the adult is reading it.
Another quick example is the story called The Story of Chopsticks by Ying Chang Compestine (P. 45) . It's about a boy who invents chopsticks because his food is to hot. To make the book interactive have the kids use chopsticks (or craft sticks or straws) to eat the food while listening to this awesome story.
I'm still currently reading this book. It has so many inteactive stories that I want to try with my kids and other peoples kids. Please let me know how you like the book and the ideas in it.