Synopses & Reviews
Announcing a brand new idea in publishing books for babies: the completely durable, completely safe Indestructibles. Published on the same paper-like material used in shipping envelopes, Indestructibles are 100% baby-proof: chew-proof, drool-proof, and rip-proof. That's because Indestructibles not only will not tear or turn gummy with teething, but they are also completely washable.
Indestructibles are also energetic, beautiful, and created just for baby. The printing material reproduces color artwork with uncommon depth, and with no residual inkiness; the artwork, paintings by Kaaren Pixton and reminiscent of Eric Carle, is happy, each page a simple, colorful image of an animal or bird or insect against a rich, textured background. The effect is 3D-like and completely visual. There are no words, making each perfect for parents and babies to look at together, with mom or dad telling the story.
Three titles launch the series: Creep! Crawl! about animals that crawl, Flutter! Fly! about animals that fly, and Wiggle! March! about farm animals--books babies can really sink their teeth into.
Show baby all the creepy crawly critters in a book that's indestructible
Who's crawling on a leaf? Ladybug
Who's chirping in the grass? Grasshopper
Who carries a house on its back? Snail
Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:
- Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
- Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed
- Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
- Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
- Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
About the Author
Kaaren Pixton is a fine artist and children's educator who has been making art with children for thirty years. The idea of printing books on rip proof, waterproof, paperlike material was developed by Kaaren and her daughter-in-law, Amy Pixton, a mother of triplets who came up with idea after bits of traditional board books found their way into her babies' mouths. Originally from Ireland, Kaaren lives in Portland, Oregon, and is the proud grandmother of eight. Amy lives in Kansas City, Kansas, with her husband and their three children.