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Title: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: Melissa K on October 22, 2015, 09:05 PM
Help! My 22-month-old is obsessed with lift-the-flap books. We only have two, and I don't particularly like either of them, and I've read them both aloud roughly nine hundred and seventy-five million times in the last few days.

I need some variety in my life. Are there any truly awesome lift-the-flap books out there? Recommendations, please!
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on October 22, 2015, 10:17 PM
Here are a few off the top of my head (and hopefully none are the ones you don't like*)

I do like Joyce Wan's peek-a-boo books. I think one is peek-a-boo zoo, and the other one  is peek-a-boo farm.

Alphablock (and sequels - one is numbers, one is dinosaurs, can't remember the third).

Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette (note: this one is a picture book, not a board book)

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Hope you find a bunch of great titles that you both love!

* Curious about which titles you don't like! Does your baby like them? Or just like the flaps? It's ok if you don't want to share. I'm just curious. Or you can PM me if you want to share, but not on the thread.
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: darshana on October 22, 2015, 10:50 PM
There are two new books by Alain Crozon from Chronicle.
They aren't your typical lift-the-flap books. I know slightly older toddlers and the parents who have to read them will enjoy it. I just worry about whether some of the flaps are sturdy enough

I love BEAUTIFUL OOPS by Barney Saltzberg and DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONES WILL GROW? by Susan Shea
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: olmue on October 23, 2015, 04:16 AM
Our favorite was Paul Zelinsky's The Wheels on the Bus. I think we had to get two copies because five kids + a flap book = destruction. It's pretty well constructed, though--plus it's a real book and not one of those slick "grocery store" books that have horrible rhyme and no plot.

The other lift the flap books we love are the Wieso, Weshalb, Warum series by Ravensburger press (the puzzle company--see They each take a subject and explore it in the kind of depth preschool kids who are always asking Why? want to know about. The one drawback is that they're in German (although my non-German-speaking mother handled them pretty well when the kids wanted her to "read" them to them.)
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: ButterflyGirl on October 23, 2015, 05:19 AM
We loved WHERE'S SPOT?, a lift-the-flap hide-and-seek book about a little puppy, and CURIOUS GEORGE'S NEIGHBORHOOD, which has many interesting and "hard to find" flaps. Also, the MAISY books are terrific. Some are out of print, but if you can find them in good condition, they are very clever and well written.   

Enjoy this wonderful time with your son! Such a fun age.
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: Melissa K on October 23, 2015, 06:25 AM
Thanks for all the recommendations! (Stephanie, I'll PM you.)
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Post by: Schriscoe on October 23, 2015, 08:38 AM
Mickey Mouse ClubHouse has some really cute ones. I recently bought some for my nephew and he loved them.
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: Mercedes Ortiz on October 28, 2015, 02:06 PM
I love Ammi-Joan Paquette's Ghost in the House. It's fabulastic!
Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: Christine B. on December 11, 2015, 03:06 PM
Dear Zoo.

Also, Nicky's Noisy Night.

Title: Re: Lift-the-flap books?
Post by: DianaM on December 11, 2015, 03:09 PM
Oh, yes. I remember that phase. Definitely check out all the Karen Katz books. Especially "Toes, Ears, and Nose". I assume you have "Pat the Bunny"? There's also a sequel.