For over a year now, one of Sister’s favorite books (or set of books) is the Baby Einstein Alphabooks that we received from my cousin, Heather.
Learning the alphabet has never been more fun than with this Alphabooks Board Book Set from Baby Einstein.
These 26 mini board books feature real-life photos and illustrations of everyday objects that help teach Baby about each letter. The books come in a colorful storage box that can be decorated. Each book is four pages long.
Box dimensions: 5″L x 5″W x 5″H.
We received the set from my cousin without the cute little box, because her kids had loved them first, so I can’t attest to the quality of the box.
The books, though, are cute, and have been good companions for Sister. While Mister never really went through a “must tear paper because it is there and can be torn” phase, Sister has. In fact, I’m not quite sure she is done with it yet. So these books have allowed our other books to be spared… for the most part. She often goes to bed with one of the letters, and usually has one or two in her pink backpack or in the van for day trips.
While some of the books have pictures on the cover that don’t necessarily go with that letter, *such as lizard for “A” and a dolphin for “U”, the set has been invaluable in teaching both of the kids their letter recognition.
Each of the books has three different pictures with corresponding words in block type print, so they are also great for learning some basic sight words.
All in all, the Alphabooks have been a great set to have around. Given that the books have last through my cousins sons and now my two, they are sturdy construction.
I would definitely recommend this set to a friend, and it would make a great baby shower gift or birthday gift up through two or three years old.
While I don’t have an official rating system for children’s books– I think I need to come up with one, as I will be posting more kids books reviews– I would give this set 4 out of 5 stars. It’s a great value for the money, but the odd cover pictures on some of them steal that fifth star.