Search Results for -
Product Type: Books
Age: Toddlers

 


2013 Award
Pip and Posy, The Big Balloon
(By Axel Scheffler, Candlewick $16.99 Score:)

Young preschoolers will relate to this little story about Pip who is so happy to have a big red balloon. But then, the inevitable happens and it is Posy who comes up with a clever way to cheer-up Pip. Spoiler alert: Posy and Pip have good fun with bubbles that are supposed to pop. 2 & up

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2013 Award
Tiptoe Joe
(by Ginger Foglesong Gibson/ illus. Laura Rankin, Greeenwillow $17.99 Score:)

Tiptoe Joe has a surprise. With his happy smile, a charming love of a bear in red tie-up sneakers, shares his excitement as he invites all the animals of the forest to come see his secret! It's a short, sweet, and lively read-aloud with a repetitive refrain paired with the sounds animals make when they follow Joe. Suspense builds as the crowd grows and they reach Tiptoe's home where his wife holds their little secrets in her arms. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2013 Awards
Rain, Rain Go Away!
(illus. by Caroline Jayne Church, Scholastic $6.99 Score:)

We like books you can sing with babies and toddlers. This metallic covered cardboard book is sturdy enough for repeated sharing and little hands that will want to turn the pages with independence. The familiar Rain, Rain Go Way rhyme needs no introduction to grownups and children alike. 1 & up

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2013 Awards
Quack Like a Duck
(By Harriet Ziefert/ illus. by Simms Taback, Blue Apple $8.99 Score:)

Great illustrations of barnyard animals by the late Simms Taback. Printed on sturdy stock, this is a good lapbook for hamming it up and playing around with animal sounds. A good knowing and naming book to share with toddlers, who will love the "magical" motion of the hologram duck on the cover and making animal sounds.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2013 Award
Maisy Grows a Garden
(Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

As always, Maisy's pop-up action is simply splendid as the illustrations trace the steps in making a garden. Pull the tab and see Maisy dig the ground and discover the worm below! Pull the next tab and Maisy plants the seeds in a row. Pull again and Maisy is watering the plants. Turn and pull to see the seedlings pop up! Pull up and help Maisy tug the weeds out of the garden. At last, there is a crop to pick and finally on the last page some beautiful sunflowers that open. Young science for the youngest lapsitter. 2 1/2 & up

For follow up fun, try planting some seeds indoors that can be moved outside when the ground gets warm. Or try making an avacado pit or seeds from an orange sprout on the windowsill.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 
2013 Awards
I Spy on the Farm
(by Edward Gibbs, Candlewick $14.99 Score:)

Big bold illustrations of familiar farm animals are featured in the playful book with cutout holes that allow a partial view of the animal hidden on the next page. The text offers a clue to help the little listener guess who will show up when the page is turned. Based on the original game and always popular game of I Spy With My Little Eye, this is a fun way to introduce toddlers to knowing and naming, color concepts and animal sounds. It includes letter names. For young toddlers we suggest skipping the letter names - use the sound the letter make as a hint or skip the letters altogether for young listeners. That's something they can grow into.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2012 Award
Good Night
(Benoit Marchon/ Soledad Bravi, Houghton Mifflin $7.99 Score:)

A cardboard picturebook for toddlers. There is a cutout in the middle with a smiling pink-cheeked face. But with every turn the creature with that face changes from star to fish to sun to dumpling and so many other familiar things. Each is told good night. Toddlers will soon like "reading" this book since the repetition makes for easy imitation. They may not recall the names of each of the pictured items, but they will like pretending to be able to read. 1-3

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2012.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2012 Award
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
(By Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, Houghton Mifflin $6.99 Score:)

A collection of babies and toddlers from all over the world, all doing what babies and toddlers do. Each new pair of children introduce us to some new locale, new actions, new ethnicities--but always the alternating pages show how they all have ten little fingers and ten little toes. We loved the original and now this bilingual edition, done on sturdy cardboard stock for independent beginning page turners.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2012.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2012 Award
Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath
(by Eileen Christelow, Houghton Mifflin $7.99 Score:)

As always those five silly monkeys are into their mischief making. This time out they have had too much icky sticky ice cream mixed with sloppy gloppy mud. So into the tub they go. Will this do the job? Well, yes, until they start slurping their soupy supper. Poor Mama! The rhyming is playful as always, making this another fun read-aloud. Printed on sturdy cardboard pages that will survive less than gentle little hands. 2 & up.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 


2012 Award
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
(By Jane Cabrera, Holiday House $16.95 Score:)

Once again Jane Cabrera takes a familiar nursery song/rhyme and infuses it with her colorful illustrations that give it a new life. In this singable book every double page spread features a parent and child animal pair under the moon and starry night. She takes little ones to the forest, under the sea, to the faraway Arctic, the grassy plains, over the mountains, and into the jungle. The text does not labor the locale nor the names of the creatures. Filling in that info is something adults can gradually add as they look with their little listeners at the illustrations and name the pairs and places.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

Comments: Be the first to post _______________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products for Infants
Products for Toddlers
Products for Preschoolers
Products for Early School Years
Products for Later School Years
Twitter   Facebook     YouTube 

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio - All Rights Reserved. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Award are Registered Trademarks of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio.


Instructions for submitting product to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio for review.

 

 

Contact the Toyportfolio by phone at (212) 598-0502 or by email at Webmaster@Toyportfolio.com.

Copyright 1995-2014

 

Products reviewed by the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio are provided by the manufacturer at their cost. The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio does not require or accept fees for reviewing products.