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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Introducing a Board Book Series from Mibo That Combines Gorgeous Illustrations with Fact-Filled Rhyme about an Array of Animals. Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Last month I was contacted by Button Books, a children's book publisher based in the UK, that also releases some of the titles here in the US.  They had seen a post I did and reached out to see if I wanted to review upcoming titles with my girls, and share these wonderful books with my readers.  If you follow my blog, then you know I love books and reading, as do my girls.  So, I jumped at the opportunity, especially after visiting their website https://www.buttonbooks.co.uk/ and checking out these recent and upcoming releases.  I knew my girls would have fun reading these books, and I know you will love to have this great children's publishing company on your radar, especially with the holidays fast approaching -- think book countdown advents (like the ones I have shared over the past few years) -- these books from Button Books would be perfect for an advent, and would be enjoyed for years to come with your children.

After talking with the folks at Button Books, they graciously sent along a package of some of their recent board books perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, as well a sampling of other books geared towards elementary aged children (stay tuned for an upcoming post where I will feature these titles).  



Even though my girls are a little old for board books, they cover art of the The Forest Folk, The Marine Team & The Sky Guys, which all were published in March of this year and illustrated by Madeleine Rogers, caught their eye, and they couldn't wait to read these and the other two books that make up this series from Mibo. In addition to these three recent releases, we were also sent The Polar Pack, The Safari Set and The Jungle Crew, three other board books in this Mibo series, which were published back in July 2017.

Here is more about these 6board books, which are all available now here in the USA, for young children and families to enjoy:


"Aimed at children aged 0 to 3 years old, these books feature five animals from three different environments and all are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. Combining gorgeous illustration with fun, fact-filled rhyme The Forest Folk, The Marine Team and The Sky Guys are wonderful new additions to the Mibo series and the perfect way to expose little ones to animals and the natural world. The Forest Folk features; a brown bear, wolf, squirrel, otter and deer, The Marine Team features; a seal, seahorse, shark, turtle and whale and then The Sky Guys features; a flamingo, owl, hummingbird, albatross and pelican. Each book comes with a fact page about the animals which is unique to these board book editions. 

Vibrant and modern, these board books will make wonderful gifts for tiny tots and thanks to their durable shiny pages they’ll endure all that’s thrown their way! Impeccably designed to complement the content of the books, they’re sure to entertain and educate in equal measure."



Mibo® The Marine Team

"Teach your children about our aquatic friends with this fun and educational book, part of a series that explores the natural world. The series has three existing titles: The Safari Set, The Polar Pack and The Jungle Crew, and two new titles exploring birds and forest animals: The Sky Guys and The Forest Folk. 




Five sea creatures – a seal, seahorse, shark, turtle and whale – are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each creature, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."
  • Age Range: 2 - 3 years
  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (March 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985866
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 6.5 inches



Mibo® The Forest Folk

"Teach your children about the animals of the forest with this fun and educational book, part of a series that explores the natural world. The series has three existing titles – The Safari Set, The Polar Pack and The Jungle Crew – and two new titles exploring birds and sea creatures: The Sky Guys and The Marine Team. 


Five animals – a brown bear, wolf, squirrel, otter and deer – are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each animal, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."
  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (March 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985852
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985859
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 6.5 inches




Mibo® The Safari Set


"Teach your children about the animals of the Savannah with this fun and educational board book, part of a series that explores the natural world. Its companion titles, The Jungle Crew and The Polar Pack, focus on the rainforest and polar regions.




The Safari Set features five animals – a hippo, giraffe, elephant, lion and zebra – with delightful rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations which young children will find hugely appealing and adults will love to share with them. There are two spreads dedicated to each animal as well as a small introduction and summary page. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."


  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (August 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985836
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985835
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 7 inches





"Teach young children about the animals of the jungle with this fun and educational board book, part of a series that explores the natural world. Its companion titles, The Safari Set and The Polar Pack, focus on the Savannah and Polar regions. 




The Jungle Crew features five animals – a monkey, tiger, tree frog, parrot and toucan – with delightful rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations which young children will find hugely appealing and adults will love to share with them. There are two spreads dedicated to each animal as well as a small introduction and summary page. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."


  • Grade Level: 2 - 3
  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (August 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985828
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985828
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.5 x 6.4 inches



Mibo® The Polar Pack


"Teach your children about the animals of the Polar Regions with this fun and educational book, part of a series that explores the natural world. Its companion titles, The Jungle Crew and The Safari Set, focus on the Rainforest and Savannah. 



The Polar Pack features five animals – a penguin, polar bear, snowy owl, walrus and reindeer – with delightful rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations which young children will find hugely appealing and adults will love to share with them. There are two spreads dedicated to each animal as well as a small introduction and summary page. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."

  • Grade Level: 2 - 3
  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (August 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985842
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 7 inches




Mibo® The Sky Guys

"Teach your children about our feathered friends with this fun and educational book, part of a series that explores the natural world. The series has three existing titles: The Safari Set, The Polar Pack and The Jungle Crew, and two new titles exploring sea creatures and forest animals: The Marine Team and The Forest Folk.



Five birds – a flamingo, owl, hummingbird, albatross and pelican – are explored through rhyme and pictures. With two spreads dedicated to each bird, adults will be able to read the short playful rhyme on each spread to children and look at the bright illustrations to teach them about their habits and environment. The book also features some fun facts about each animal on the inside back cover."

  • Series: Mibo®
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Button Books; Brdbk edition (March 1, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908985879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908985873
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.8 x 6.5 inches
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I have read my fair share of board books for toddlers/preschoolers over the years, and can say without a doubt that this series from Mibo is the best I have seen in regards to sharing facts about animals with little ones in a fun and engaging way.  Like I said, my two girls who are now 6.5 and 8, couldn't wait to read these board books as they love learning animals, and they couldn't put them down.  Not only were the colorful illustrations captivating, but they were having so much fun learning about the different animals as they flipped through the pages, and especially loved the last page which includes another fun fact about each animal spotlighted in the book.

Did you know?...

  • A flamingo is bright pink because of the little shrimp-like creatures it feeds on.
or
  • A toucan's beak is made from the same stuff as our hair and fingernails.
  • Tree frogs have super sticky feet to help them climb slippery surfaces.
  • A blue whale's heart can weigh as much as a small car.
  • Some seals can hold their breath for us to 2 hours while they dive for food.
These are just a handful of the fun facts kids will learn when they flip through the pages of these wonderfully put-together board books.  My girls were really excited to get the complete set in the Mibo series, and are hoping more books will be released, so that they can grow their collection and learn more about these amazing animals.  And, thanks to these books, my girls have a list of animals they want to learn more about in the coming school year, and will be on the look out for them when we visit nearby aquariums and zoos soon.  Now that they know interesting facts about these animals, they will be looking at these animals in a new light.  Like my youngest daughter said when asked about these books, "They are fascinating and hard to put down." :-)  When the girls aren't flipping through these board books reading about their favorite animals, they are trying their hand at drawing them, just like the talented illustrator Madeleine Rogers did. 

You can learn more about these 6 animal board books in the Mibo series by heading on over to the Button Books website.  Even though this is UK publishing site, these books are available now in the US as major book retailers including Amazon.


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About Button Books:

"Button Books (an imprint of GMC Publications Ltd) is an exciting list of design-led children’s books, including round-cornered board books, wipe-clean flash cards, hardbacks with poster jackets and picture books with pop-out animals to make.

Combining beautiful illustration, from retro to modern, with high production values and innovative ideas, each title is a gorgeous addition to any child’s bookshelf."
About Mibo Books:
"Mibo was founded by Madeleine Rogers in 2001 with the aim of creating affordable yet beautifully designed, printed homeware products, including tea towels, paper animals, greetings cards and much more. Madeleine’s trademark bold prints have consistently set Mibo’s product range apart and have gained the company much success, both commercially and in the media. http://www.mibo.co.uk/

Disclosure:  I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



2 comments :

  1. I love the names of these books they are so cute I would love to have them all.
    heather [email protected]

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  2. These look like really cute books. My grandsons love books about aimals.

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