Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gigi in the Big City by Charise Mericle Harper

What a fun book!  This book is interactive and has lots of flaps to lift, wheels to turn, and more. 

This is a Robin Corey Books Novelty Book, and I was provided with a hardcover for review.  You can find this book at your local bookstore right now.  It's 14 pages long and was written for ages 4-8.

If your child is rough with books, you might want to wait a bit to share this one with them, or you may want to read it together to make sure the flaps don't get ripped out.  The book is sturdy, but moving parts always seem to be a bit fragile.

It's more like a game than a book.  You have to search for the flaps - they blend right into the illustrations.  And you can visit the various places she goes by lifting flaps and finding out what's in the Museum Natural History or the Museum of Art, etc.  You also get to help Gigi try on clothes, shoes, and hairstyles - with lots of various combinations that can give her a different look.

If you have a reluctant reader, this would be a good choice for them.  The text is in small "bites", the activities will make an entertaining read, and I know they'll pick it back up and go through it again.  It's the type of book that will have something new each time you read it.

If your child likes lift the flap books, this is a great choice for them.  Visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy!

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