Baby Faces (Indestructibles Series)

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Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read. They are 100 percent baby-proof, chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor— Indestructibles are the little books that could. They’re indestructible. And if they get dirty, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher.

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Overview

Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read. They are 100 percent baby-proof, chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor— Indestructibles are the little books that could. They’re indestructible. And if they get dirty, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher.

Baby Faces features baby’s favorite thing: pictures of other babies. It’s a book for parents and children to share together the many moods of a baby.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Part of the "Indestructibles" series, this chew proof, rip proof, nontoxic, and 100% washable book shares with babies the faces of other babies. Readers are greeted with a "hurray" from a cheerful, happy little boy, but the opposite page shows a very unhappy little girl—boo-hoo! The next spread contrasts something delicious with something not so tasty. The pattern starts to change and opposites are no longer obvious—silly versus kiss, wow opposite stinky, and so on. The pictures are attractive and look like paper cut collages that include objects such as buttons. The pictures do show a baby's various reactions to some stimulus rather than what the publisher refers to as moods on the back cover. The series is aimed at the very young and includes more than a dozen titles. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
These babies' faces display full-on reactions. A variety of quirkily drawn, multiethnic babies, their vastly oversized heads often displaying two-toothed gaping mouths, enthusiastically respond to the environment around them. A few of the pairings are complementary: "yum-yum!" appears opposite "yucky!" (Nutrition mavens will sigh to see that "yucky" is provoked by green vegetables.) Some are more action-driven than strictly emotional or responsive. "Kiss!" depicts a youngster giving a loving smooch to her stuffed blue teddy. Sometimes a catalyst for the displayed emotion is unclear. "Boo-hoo!" depicts a ball directly behind a little girl, but why this produces tears is a mystery. At other times, though, a depicted object (a broken car, a diaper pail) has a clear relationship to a baby's response. Companion Baby Babble serves as a picture dictionary for the youngest set with familiar objects labeled in thematic spreads. Though not strictly board books, these seemingly flimsy paper books resist tearing and, according to the publisher, are washable. A more-or-less effective introduction to the ever-important subject of emotional literacy. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761168812
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: Indestructibles Series
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 94,027
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 3.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Merritt is a London-based artist who’s worked on numerous children’s magazines and illustrated picture books.

Amy Pixton, a mother of triplets, created Indestructibles after bits of traditional board books found their way into her babies' mouths.  Amy lives in Kansas City with her husband and their three children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    This book is COMPLETELY destructible. I ordered it for my libra

    This book is COMPLETELY destructible. I ordered it for my library thinking how great it's going to be since it claims to be indestructible. ....the binding came undone before I even had a chance to put the book out. As for the pages "that can't rip", they do, quite easily in fact. It's very poor quality and I was very disappointed.

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Grandma approves

    This is a Christmas gift for my grandson. I like it, his mom likes it; we're hoping he does too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    cute faces

    book is definitely indestructible tearing wise -it's a weird texture of dull waxy construction paper. Mine was shipped with a larger book and came with a crease in it. As for the book, I thought my daughter would love it. She's not as big of a fan flipping pages on it as i thought, but does enjoy the faces. overall cute and glad it's in the library.

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