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The magic of the New York Times bestseller Press Here is now available in game form! Hervé Tullet has reimagined his groundbreaking book in an entirely new dimension. Players take turns completing color sequences by placing red, blue, and yellow playing pieces on one of twenty-five fabulously designed game boards. What seems like a simple choice is likely to lead to animated discussion as players come to understand the visual logic at the heart of the game. With two levels of play to choose from—so that it's easy enough for a toddler to grasp, but also complex enough to challenge older siblings and adults—this engaging game delivers hours of entertainment for the whole family.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37041 (added 11/14/2014)
What do you get when you combine a word and a number? A wumber! Paying tribute to William Steig's CDB!, best-selling book, cre8ors Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld have wri10 and illustr8ed this s2pendous book that is 1derful 4 readers in kindergar10 and up. If we've confused you, just take a look at the book — 4tun8ly it has helpful pictures. Kids will get it ins10tly. Launch date: May 30, 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34396 (added 6/8/2012)
These blocks can be stacked to over four feet tall—a foot taller than most stacking blocks. Kids can also arrange the blocks into cityscapes filled with skyscrapers, houses, vehicles, trees, and traffic signs, and then use the blocks as a play space for action figures, dolls, or toy cars. Includes 10 stacking blocks. Launch date: August 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32749 (added 8/23/2011)
This book about a lonely dinosaur was penned by Avery Monsen and Jory John. It covers the downside of being everything from a clown to a cassette tape to a zombie. Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children's book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character's unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament. From the sock whose only friends have gone missing to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners (like you), All My Friends Are Dead presents a delightful primer for laughing at the inevitable. Hardcover, 96 pages.
— "We've sold 24 in half a month," said Gwen Bowden, manager of Doodlehopper for Kids in Springfield, Va. "It just came out and we can't keep it."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31354 (added 12/21/2010)
Stroller time is much more fun when these flash cards come along for the ride. This bright, graphic set includes five touch-and-feel cards in five different shapes with engaging textures and pictures. Easy to attach to a stroller, backpack, or diaper bag, these cards are visually stimulating in the box as well as in baby's hand.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30100 (added 8/17/2010)
With eye-catching interiors and playful activities, this open-ended sketchbook encourages would-be artists of all ages to look at the world around them and take chances expressing what they see.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30099 (added 8/17/2010)
Featuring striking design and photography, these unique lacing cards teach shapes, colors, and textures while they develop hand-eye coordination. Bright, colorful cards with die-cut shapes can be used alone or laced together into a book or a piece of hanging art. Fundamental concepts have never been so fun! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26592 (added 1/7/2010)
Inspired by classic stringing bead toys, this innovative collection of 10 books in various shapes develops motor skills while introducing color, shape, and pattern in a wonderfully playful way. Children will have hours of fun reading this set as books, playing with them as blocks, or stringing them as beads. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26591 (added 1/7/2010)
This hip press-out family includes 5 freestanding people, a cat, a dog, a doghouse, and over 150 mix-and-match vinyl cling pieces of clothing! Combine this with the MoMA Modern Play House for a completely modern experience. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26590 (added 1/7/2010)
Create a delightfully modern house with this innovative set of modular nesting boxes! Aspiring architects and designers of all ages can create modern spaces, arrange furniture and accessories, and then remodel again to create endless variations of their unique and distinctive homes. Includes 7 nesting boxes, 8 mix-and-match furniture pieces, and 12 removable vinyl cling accessories. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26589 (added 1/7/2010)
This 32-page, full-color, hardcover chronicles the adventures of a kiss that goes astray and ends up landing right back where it was supposed to go in the first place — from a mother to her daughter. It is written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Dan Baxter. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23311 (added 4/17/2009)
Through engaging and practical exercises, this guide teaches young girls valuable lessons to help them lead financially secure and independent lives. It is "written by The Women's Foundation of California with an introduction by Kathleen Brown, former Treasurer of the State of California," Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity for Chronicle Books, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20178 (added 8/21/2008)
Much more than an atlas, this book is a virtual travel experience. It includes more than 40 maps, 30 feature articles on impressive places, more than 50 eye-popping 3-D photos of the world's most interesting sights, and two pairs of 3-D glasses. It "brings geography to life," Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity for Chronicle Books, told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20177 (added 8/21/2008)
The No. 1-selling kids' almanac becomes a fun educational tool in this trivia deck series for kids. Coded by age range and subject, each deck includes 75 fun and educational brainteasers that build skills in science, math, reading and vocabulary. "The World Almanac brand is widely recognized and trusted," pointed out Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity at Chronicle Books. This product received a 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended Award and a 2006 National Parenting Publications Toy Award, Gold Honor. Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20176 (added 8/21/2008)
This follow-up to Paleo Sharks features a 390-million-year-old cockroach, a 320-million-year-old millipede, and many other ancient creepy crawlies. It offers "high-interest, educational info in an appealing, high-design format," Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity for Chronicle Books, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20114 (added 8/21/2008)
In this new series by award-winning author Sandra Markle, famous explorers take a backseat to the animals they encounter along the way. Through nimble writing and beautiful paintings, this series casts the past in a whole new light. "The author ... is an internationally known science education consultant," Cathleen Brady, senior manager of children's publicity for Chronicle Books, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20113 (added 8/21/2008)
This electronic quiz game lets kids prove how well they know their favorite shows. With 1,000 questions from 19 top-rated Nickelodeon shows, including “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius,” “The Fairly OddParents,” “Avatar,” “Zoey 101” and “Unfabulous,” Nickelodeon Trivia Challenge is sure to provide hours of entertainment. The electronic module picks the questions and kids choose from multiple-choice answers. It’s perfect for sharing with a friend, playing alone or livening up long car rides. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13272 (added 6/6/2007)
Christmas is celebrated Latino style, with an angel hung above the door and zapatos filled with grass for the wise men’s camels. Each letter in this festive alphabet book introduces children to a Spanish word, and each colorful page takes children through a joyous aspect of the 22 days of the traditional holiday. Vibrant art from acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda complements the lively, rhythmic text to bring the reader a wealth of heritage — and a season of light. Launch date: December 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12830 (added 5/15/2007)
First introduced in 1997, J. otto Siebold and Vivian Walsh's modern Christmas classic about Olive, a little dog with big reindeer dreams, has since received great reviews and sold over one million copies. The tenth anniversary deluxe edition is larger in size than the original and features flaps to lift, spots to scratch and sniff and a pop-up grand finale. Designed to be a perfect holiday gift, this edition will appeal to Olive's many fans and create many new fans. Launch date: December 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12829 (added 5/15/2007)
This is just one title in Lynn Brunelle’s “The World Almanac for Kids Puzzler Deck” portable series, which also includes Reading! (ages 5 to 7), Math! (7 to 9), and World History & Geography! (11 to 13). The No. 1-selling kids’ almanac becomes a fun educational tool in these decks that include 75 curriculum-based activities to encourage subject-specific comprehension. They feature all-new games, puzzles, riddles and fascinating facts. This product won a 2006 NAPPA Toy Award, Gold Honor. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11265 (added 1/29/2007)
This book by award-winning author and artist Bob Barner features penguins sliding on their tummies and swimming in the sea, cuddling for warmth and hiding in the shade. It combines simple, whimsical verse with colorful collage images, and includes the “Penguin Parade” with information on all 17 penguin species. Launch date: February 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11264 (added 1/29/2007)
From Ants in My Applesauce to Zany Zucchini Sticks, these 26 recipes offer young chefs a wide variety of hands-on cooking adventures. Each has clear, simple steps that children will find easy to follow — and in the process, they’ll learn about the foods they enjoy and practice skills like following directions and measuring. The product was developed by mother, cooking teacher and former chef Hilary Karmilowicz, and features tasty, kid-tested recipes. The set includes stickers and blank cards. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11263 (added 1/29/2007)
This set includes 18 full-color board books that feature baby animals hopping, waddling, leaping, trotting, flying and swimming. “This is a unique format for board books that comes in a convenient carrying case that will make the perfect gift,” Jessica Levy of Chronicle Books told TDmonthly. The product is a 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winner. Launch date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9909 (added 11/2/2006)
knitting is the latest craze among all ages, and the perfect way for kids to pass time on long car rides or when there’s nothing on TV. This kit is designed for absolute beginners and teaches all the basics of knitting. There's a detailed, 36-page instruction booklet, a circular needle, a ball of yarn, and 10 pattern cards for the coolest knitted creations. READ MOM REVIEW
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6213 (added 12/29/2005)
The latest in the Caterpillar series, this book contains big puzzle pieces in the pages that pop out to assemble into a picture of a big dump truck. Kids can flip the pieces over to assemble a play mat that's perfect for children to use with their own toy trucks and machines. It's two puzzles in one for twice the fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6212 (added 12/29/2005)
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