Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- Sniff! by Matthew Van Fleet (Review)


An irresistibly adorable, interactive novelty book that’s the perfect size for little hands, from #1 New York Times bestselling creator Matthew Van Fleet. Nosy fun for toddlers!


“Short nose, Sneeze nose, Noses smelling—sniff, sniff, sniff.” From the creator of The New York Times bestselling Heads and Tails, four pull-tabs and seven ticklable texture put toddlers nose-to-nose with captivating critters in this novelty book by author and illustrator Matt Van Fleet highlights noses of all shapes and sizes! Packed with pull tabs, textures, flaps, and more, this delightful story includes a surprise ending and begs to be read again and again.  


My Thoughts:

This is by far one of Savannah's favorite books to grab of the shelf and read.  And, when I am not reading it to her, she likes to pull the tabs of this board book and make the animals in the book move around.  She is also into texture books right now, and this book offers great textures for her to feel, in addition to flaps being lifted.  With only fourteen pages, you would think that this book would only keep a young child's attention for a short time.  But, Savannah can sit on the couch and spend over a half hour pulling, touching and lifting the different interactive features in this book, as well as simply admiring the whimsical animal illustrations.


I love reading this book to Savannah and having her show me how she can bring the story to life with the interactive features in this book.  If you children like pull tab, texture or lift flap books, then they will love Sniff! by Matthew Van Fleet. :-) Just be careful with the page in the book that has the mouse whiskers.  Savannah has ripped this pull tab piece off twice so far, while trying to feel them.  I ended up super gluing it back, only to leave off this last time.

About the Author:

Matthew Van Fleet

Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for almost twenty years. His unique formats invite toddlers to touch, press, pull, lift, and even sniff as they explore colors, shapes, numbers, letters, opposites, and more. His books include the #1 New York Times bestsellers Tails and DOG as well as the New York Times bestsellers CAT, Heads, and Alphabet. His books have sold more than 3 million copies. He lives with his family in New York state.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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