We were first introduced to Sandra Magsamen’s work when we were given the “Baby Love” book as a gift when my daughter was born. We loved the interactive nature of the felt animals that revealed the different ways the mommy animals loved their babies and that it was super soft. I loved that I could throw it in the wash when it was soiled and that it made it through multiple teething stages unlike many of her board books. I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review some of her newest additions!
These new releases “Little Bear Hugs” and “My Little Monkey” are sweet stories with soothing rhymes perfect for bedtime or snuggling. The snuggle bear and monkey and soft, cute and the perfect size for little hands to grab. These will be a great addition to your baby books. I only wish that there was an alternative way to secure the snuggle animals to the books as it felt awkward that the last page was so tall. Not a huge deal, and they obviously thought long and hard for a baby safe manner to keep the little snuggle animals with their books.
My daughter took to these books right away and actually grabbed them away from me! It was later that afternoon before we could sit down and read through it. We have “car books” we take in the car for DD to read, which we rotate and these two books are in our car rotation right now. It’s fun when her face lights up as she recognizes the books and it’s like Christmas everytime we get in the car to go.
About the Author
My Little Monkey & Little Bear Hugs are the newest additions to Sandra Magsamen’s award winning Snuggle-Me Stories series. Featuring a small fleece blanket with an attached plush monkey and teddy bear, babies and loved ones will love to read and play along with the sweet rhyming story, which delivers heartfelt sentiments of love. With playful words and illustrations, these titles are sure to become a favorite for cozy shared lap time reading.