Plip-Plop, Pond! (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.

Plip-Plop Pond! is about a frog who visits his friends in the pond. 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
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 animals that one might see around a pond. There is a white swan, a turtle on a log looking at a tasty dragon fly overhead, a raccoon, salamanders and more. All of the pictures feature a cute green frog that has one arm raised as if in greeting in the opening spread. 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 reeds, shades of the water and flowers around the pond. Teachers could use the book to let kids who are struggling readers tell their own stories and older ones 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: 9780761158578
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • Series: Indestructibles Series
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 142,129
  • Age range: Up to 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.50 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2010

    Indestructible Format; Illustration Miss

    My 6 month old was teething and eating her way through every board book she owned. This 'Indestructible' series is made out of the light-weight tear-proof envelope material of some mailers. The series as a whole is very, very good. You can bend the pages, but they won't rip. The book can be submersed in water, too. So, it is good for babies who like to teethe. But, this particular 'plip plop pond' book is an editorial 'miss'.

    There are 11 illustrations in each of the series. They are reminiscent of the Carle-style -- vivid color cut outs reassembled into animals and environments.

    This book should be called 'Frog's Day at the water' Two of the illustrations are almost identical renderings of a smiling frog surrounded by lily-pads and dragon flies. Every single picture has the same smiling frog. There are a couple pictures of water fowl. But the only fish picture is on the cover. There are no pond insects.

    The editor must have just 'liked' smiling frogs -- which would be okay, but I bought this book to teach my daughter the names of animals around the pond.

    Compared to the other books in this series, 'Plip Plop Pond' is rather boring with a very, very limited range of creatures to talk to the baby about.

    Get the other books in the series; skip this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

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    I love this book as well as the others in the animal series for

    I love this book as well as the others in the animal series for Indestructibles. The theme of being at a pond is upheld in all of the pages. There are plenty of interesting things to discuss with my baby and she likes the pictures and the frog that is "taking us on a tour of the pond." And I am so happy that I can read books and magazines near her again! I used to have to wait until she was asleep because she would be so upset that she couldn't play with them and chew on them that I didn't dare do it in front of her... But now I say "this is Mommy's book, but here is one just for you!" And she is so happy!!! Thank you Indestructibles!

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