Baby Einstein: World Around Me - Oceans (英語) ボードブック – 2003/10/1
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World Around Me: Oceans is a unique and versatile format that visually mirrors the magical environment of the ocean. World Around Me: Oceans can be used as a lap book or extended to create a visual corral that envelops children in a new and enchanting world, with stunning photographs on one side, and charming illustrations of ocean life on the other. World Around Me: Oceans conveniently folds into a book that can easily be stored on a shelf or conveniently packed for on-the-go learning and fun.
It was probably one of the best purchases I have ever made for my son.
The only problem is that my son likes to get up close to the "pages" of the item and he wants to support himself on it. He really wants to interact with the pages. It really doesn't support an 18+ lb baby - not that it is supposed to. You really need to keep an eye on the infant while it is being used. It has collapsed on him on occasions (no injuries!) and it is ripping a little.
At 12 by 11 inches (collapsed), the book is far too large to use on the plane (oops!) but my son loves it nonetheless. It can be read as a traditional book; each page has some text briefly describing the images in the picture above. [Note: A couple of the reviews posted here mention sea life and sea creatures... there is no sea life at all in this book. The book is about things in the sky: stars, planets, clouds, birds, bees, etc. They must have been reviewing a different title.] There are tons of creatures and things scattered across the pages, in relevant settings. My son has already learned a few new words from it. One thing that's nice is that there is often more than just one image of a particular item, say a leaf or a bee. It's fun to ask my son "where's a bee?" And see him look around and identify all the bees he can find.
When completely unfolded, you can arrange the book so that it stands in a big circle around your child. (My son prefers it to be more of a rectangular pen than a circle.) The unfolded book has two sides- one with Baby-Einstein-styled illustrations and narrative text, the other with photographs of celestial objects and their names. My son enjoys looking at both sides.
I recommend that you keep the book in a safe place and only let your child use it when supervised. This is more than just a book- it's an experience; a toy. My son loves to re-arrange it, and frequently attempts to climb over and under it in order to see the other side and to retrieve toys to bring with him into the enclosure. Although the book is much more durable than, say, a Pat the Bunny title, we have already had to tape two of the pages back together, and anticipate having to perform more such repairs in the near future.