Mama and Baby! (Indestructibles Series)

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Here is a book babies can really sink their gums into. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles are printed on an amazing paperlike material that can?t be ripped, torn, or punctured. Indestructibles are 100 percent safe and nontoxic, and if they get too funky, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher. They?re made for baby to hold, grab, chew, pull, and bend, and are designed to create an even more special bond between reader and baby. Printed without words, the parent gets to make up the story,...

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Overview

Here is a book babies can really sink their gums into. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles are printed on an amazing paperlike material that can’t be ripped, torn, or punctured. Indestructibles are 100 percent safe and nontoxic, and if they get too funky, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher. They’re made for baby to hold, grab, chew, pull, and bend, and are designed to create an even more special bond between reader and baby. Printed without words, the parent gets to make up the story, or just cuddle with baby while they explore together.

Mama and Baby! is about mothers and babies of different species. Kaaren Pixton’s art is bright, swirling with color, and reminiscent of Eric Carle, and it attains an almost 3D richness on the special paperlike stock of the book.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Most young children are like little sponges absorbing all that they see and hear around them. In these beautiful illustrations, Pixton has introduced a variety of animal mothers and their babies. There is a mother fox and her kit, a kangaroo and her joey, a polar bear and her cub and more. It is part of a series called "Indestructibles" which according to the blurb on the back cover are built for the way babies "read" with their hands and mouths. These books will not rip or tear and are washable. They are made for baby to hold, grab, chew, pull and bend. Wow, that is a mouthful. But parents and teachers can find many uses for these books. You can tell your own story and point out many colorful items in the eye-catching illustrations such as the milieu for each animal, what the baby animal names are and their size and coloring in relation to the adult animal. Teachers could use the book to let kids who are struggling readers tell their own stories and older ones to write a story based on what they see in the pictures. What an interesting concept. This is a wordless book that could really be used beyond the suggested age group. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761158592
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • Series: Indestructibles Series
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 96,946
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Kaaren Pixton has been making art with children for many years. Kaaren’s studio is at her home in West Linn where she lives with her husband, one dog, five chickens, goldfish in a pond and countless grandchildren romping in the gardens.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    it really does look indestructible

    I got this book for a gift, so don't know first hand , but looks like it will be great for wee ones. And they will chew and try and tear pages, and I don't think this could happen to this book , and the pictures are great.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

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    These books are amazing. I love being able to give my baby her

    These books are amazing. I love being able to give my baby her very own book (actually more like a magazine which is even better for her, she loves to crinkle them up and chew on them) so that she doesn't get upset when she can't have mine. I also like that there are no words so I can make up a new story to tell her as often as I like or I can just tell her the names of the animals and plants. My baby is seven months old and she loves them and so does my two year old nephew. Only wish I had found these sooner!

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