genre: board book for toddlers
I was given a copy of this book to review.
What do my two year old twins love? Interacting with me. Being close. BOOKS. When I sat down with the book Pictivities for the first time, I didn't know what I'd started. The first page has a candle on it. It tells me to touch it but then blow on my fingers and say "HOT!" I helped my babies do this. Then we had to shiver with cold, pretend to eat an apple, get a "hurtie" on a nail and tickle a spider. My sons ATE THIS UP. I mean, could not get ENOUGH of this book. My husband and I will read it to them until WE are done because they never get done! Really. Sometimes I hide it to get a little break :) I love that it's so interactive, they are laughing their heads off at their silly daddy pretending he's a monster or that he's hurt his finger on a nail. It's neat that now they KNOW what to do on a page and don't even need us to tell them.
My only complaint is that I don't completely love all the illustrations - the baby doesn't look super babyish to me, although my sons will pet his head and snore right along with him anyway :) GREAT fun!