Some of our favorite kids’ books are the interactive ones–Press Here, Peek-a-Who?, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt… From poking dots to making onomatopoeic noises, there are all sorts of really wonderful books that kids can be a part of. It’s not just reading out loud, it’s reading along.
Julie recently reviewed an adorable interactive board book that makes bedtime easier–Tickle My Ears by Jörg Mühle!
Opening: This is little rabbit. Tap him on the shoulder – will he turn around?
Summary: This adorable book encourages readers to interact with the story by helping a little rabbit go through the steps of getting ready for bed.
I like this book because: I read it with my storytime gang not knowing how it would turn out having to share interaction with a board book with up to 10 kids! It went over splendidly, though I opted out of having them each kiss the character good night! They loved it – even the 6 yr old joined in on the fun! A simple, adorable tickle of a book!
Resources/Activities: We read Big Bad Bunny/Billingsley and Karas, another bedtime book albeit with a slightly scary (Rrrar!) intro!; make hand- or potato-print pillowcases; staple together a ‘sleeping bag’ from a strip of felt for a favorite stuffed animal or figurine or even a paper cut-out animal character.
You can find Tickle My Ears online here, or call the store to reserve a copy!
Read Julie’s original review here!
Happy reading (and happy bedtime)!