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MSRP: $5.95Age Range: 3 to 7Launch Date: August 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
Gyo Fujikawa has created ten little babies in this rhyming counting book. During each episode, one little baby finds its own bliss (from playing to marmalade smearing) until just one tiny baby is left. The last page reads: One little baby, alone having fun. He became a grownup, and then there were NONE!
— This is one of Gladys Griffin's best-selling books for 2010 at the Main Street Toy Shop in Columbus, Ga.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31358 (added 12/21/2010)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 2 to 3Launch Date: May 2010Gender: Boys And Girls
This 14-page, colorful board book contains four fold-out flaps in the quest to find Pete's Potty. Launch date: May 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27964 (added 4/12/2010)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 0 to 1Launch Date: May 2010Gender: Boys And Girls
Suitable for babies 6 months to a year old, this 7" x 7" book features a teddy bear touching his toes, nose, tummy and more. It's a touch-and-feel book with the highlighted body parts in set apart with some kind of fabric or fur. Launch date: May 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27963 (added 4/12/2010)
The big animal faces in this soft, cloth book will catch baby’s eye immediately. A sewn-in rattle adds to the fun—shake it to capture, keep, and build baby’s attention span.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25672 (added 10/20/2009)
MSRP: $14.95Age Range: 4 to 9Launch Date: February 2009Gender: Boys And Girls
Written and illustrated by Sarah Dillard, this picture book welcomes readers to Arugula’s tea party. Everything’s going to be just perfect, because that’s exactly how Arugula likes things. The problem? Perfection is no fun for her guests — they’re too nervous to touch or eat anything. And when someone unexpected arrives, ready to get her party started, Arugula is horrified. Especially when everyone seems to like him better than her. The book features a hedgehog heroine, comic-book style panels, and witty thought balloons. "Arugula is an day-dreaming diva, part Martha Stewart, part Miss Piggy, and all fun," Dillard told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 3, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24740 (added 7/23/2009)
MSRP: $6.95Age Range: 0 to 1Launch Date: December 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
Lamb says “maa,” doggie says “woof,” crow says “caw caw”—and baby laughs with joy. The shiny embossed and laminated pictures of animals seem to jump from the page, inviting babies to reach out and touch. As they become more familiar with the book, children will enjoy imitating the sounds each friendly creature makes. Launch date: December 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21455 (added 11/21/2008)
MSRP: $10.95Age Range: 0 to 1Launch Date: January 2009Gender: Boys And Girls
A set of fifteen colorful 4" x 7-1/4" cards designed to keep babies interested and engaged. Early language will develop as children look, play, and are spoken to. Included is a parent card, which suggests talking points and learning games to play with baby. Launch date: January 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21454 (added 11/21/2008)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 0 to 1Launch Date: June 2008Gender: Boys And Girls
One of the most popular pets—and the animal baby is most likely to know—sounds off in this amusing 6" x 6" foam board book. There are toy dogs; happy ones that look as if a child drew them; and noisy ones making noise. A touch-and-feel fur element at the end of the book enhances the experience. Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21453 (added 11/21/2008)
"Animal Band" begins innocently enough. The family has left the house, and the house pets are grabbing instruments to play a tune. But soon even the zoo animals are joining in the fun. How far will this animal menagerie go (and how loud will it become)? This colorful, hip picture book, written and illustrated by Christopher Jennings, will have youngsters rock-n-roll’n all day long. 32 pages, hardback. Publication date: March 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16598 (added 12/14/2007)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 5 and upSKU or Item #: 9781579908997Launch Date: August 2007Gender: Boys And Girls
Illustrated cards included in this set guide children through each step in creating a complete picture; each new stroke is displayed in a contrasting color. Kids can then flip the card to try drawing the picture from a different perspective or pose. Subjects include fish, dogs, rabbits, snakes and more. Each kit includes 32 double-sided cards, eight colored pencils, a 64-page drawing pad and a pencil sharpener. The box features front magnetic closure. “We have a product that provides great kit components along with a strong, fully realized editorial vision,” Associate Publicist Meaghan E. Finnerty of Sterling Publishing told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14961 (added 8/29/2007)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 5 and upSKU or Item #: 9781579909031Launch Date: August 2007Gender: Boys And Girls
Illustrated cards included in this set guide children through each step in creating a complete picture; each new stroke is displayed in a contrasting color. Kids can then flip the card to try drawing the picture from a different perspective or pose. Subjects include bears, chimpanzees, pandas, penguins and more. Each kit includes 32 double-sided cards, eight colored pencils, a 64-page drawing pad and a pencil sharpener. The box features front magnetic closure. “Using an easy, no-erase approach, our art cards eliminate the frustration kids feel when they have to go back and erase guide lines to finish their drawings,” Associate Publicist Meaghan E. Finnerty of Sterling Publishing told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14960 (added 8/29/2007)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 6 and upSKU or Item #: 1579908659Launch Date: November 2006Gender: Boys And Girls
This fun and informative guidebook – the first in a new series – invites kids to embark on an exhilarating scavenger hunt that opens their eyes to things they’ve never imagined before. There’s no need to go far or plan a vacation to see this stuff – their parent’s office, cuisine at an ethnic restaurant, or a wildlife preserve. The book allows young dreamers to use their imagination. It features over 250 color photos, a North American map and stickers. “Kids take the initiative and begin their own lifelong pursuit of adventure,” Editor Joe Rhatigan of Lark Books told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10134 (added 11/17/2006)
Written by Joshua Prince with wonderful illustrations by Macky Pamintuan, this is a book about an intrepid ant out in search of a snack who heads into the path of a freight train. It’s up to Jack, the switchman, to save the little bug. Will Jack be able to reach the ant before the ant and train go whack? Written in a sing-song rhyme that children young and old will love, this book is perfect for story time or bedtime.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9943 (added 11/7/2006)
The longer kids look, the more they get fooled. That’s the excitement of optical illusion puzzles — especially when they are as colorful as these. Coins rearrange themselves. Pictures disappear and reappear. Puzzlers’ eyes are deceived, and they must figure out how. There are 82 puzzles in all. It sells for $17.95 in hardcover and $9.95 in paperback.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7087 (added 3/2/2006)
A twist on the popular math puzzle Sudoku, here letters in every grid form a picture and instead of squares, become cool-looking shapes including a rocket ship, a teddy bear or a windsurfer. To make things even more interesting, the company has added a few more twists. Three of the puzzles don't have word lists. Kids have to create them from the clues given and, to top it all off, each puzzle has a hidden message. Once kids have circled all the correct phrases, the uncircled letters will spell out a silly quote, fun fact or a punch line to a riddle.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7086 (added 3/2/2006)
Kids use their powers of deduction, do some super sleuthing and pit their wits against the great Dr. J. L. Quicksolve, Inspector Walker and Inspector Forsooth. These mini-mysteries cover crimes of every type, and each one offers an intriguing little story to unravel.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7085 (added 3/2/2006)
Author Michael Rios created this puzzle book especially for younger children looking to get in on the Sudoku craze. There is only one puzzle per page, and the numbers only go from 1 to 6, which makes the puzzle easier to master and gives a good foundation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7078 (added 3/2/2006)
John Murphy’s how-to book comes with a 12-page graphic novel that features the creations in the book. The toys themselves have wings, horns, tongues and tentacles and are supposedly easy to make.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4540 (added 9/12/2005)
MSRP: $13.95Age Range: 5 to 10
At least one toy takes less than an hour to create, a plus for kids who are making toys or helping parents to make toys. Cindy Crandall-Frazier’s book has plenty of illustrations and received the crafting “OK” by Creative Machine magazine, a publication of interest to needlework machine aficianados.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4539 (added 9/12/2005)