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indestructible nursery rhyme book set

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Baby-Proofed Books

Babies aren't always the sweet, gentle creatures they are perceived to be. Especially when books are involved.

With IndestructiblesTM, however, babies and books can peacefully co-exist. These books are built for the way babies 'read': with their eyes as well as their hands and mouths! As the name suggests, these virtually indestructible and undeniably cute books are made from the same paper-like material used in shipping envelopes, which means it's 100% baby-proof: chew-proof, drool-proof, and rip-proof. Not only will these books resist tearing and gummy mouths, but they’re also completely washable! Made in China.

Featuring energetic, colorful and beautiful paintings of classic nursery rhymes in exotic locales by Jonas Sickler, these simple and lovely books are completely visual and have no words throughout the story (they appear only on the back cover), which allows for plenty of imaginative storytelling from mom or dad. Indestructibles are intentionally wordless in order to encourage dialogic reading, or "natural conversation," between parent and baby. Dialogic helps an infant develop early literacy skill such as phonological awareness, vocabulary and narrative skills.

Set of five includes: 
- Frere Jacques
- Hickory Dickory Dock
- Old Macdonald Had a Farm
- Mary Had a Little Lamb- Humpty Dumpty

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Item ID
21121
Ages
0+
Made from
polyethylene
Measurements
7" L x 7" W
Notes
100% machine washable and dishwasher safe. Printed on a synthetic material made from non-toxic, flashspun high-density polyethylene fibers. It feels like paper, but liquid water cannot pass through it and it is very difficult to tear.

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INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS
 
4.4

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Deserves multiple readings (11)
  • Easy to understand (8)
  • Relevant (5)
  • Inspirational (4)
  • Colorful (3)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (22)
  • Younger readers (18)
  • Travel reading (5)
  • Babies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (15), Bookworm (12), Casual reader (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (11), Other (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Birthday (4), Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

Nice and slim

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from Kennesaw, GA

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Pros

  • Slim Easy To Store

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

    It's nice to have an indestructible book alternative to board books since they take up so much space on a shelf. These were much more compact than anticipated but they will be great for throwing in a diaper bag or leaving in a car. Also works for the new baby plus his older brother, who's 3. May be buying these for EVERYONE!

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    5.0

    Nursery Rhymes made baby proof

    By 

    from Eureka, CA

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    Pros

    • Baby Sized
    • Creative
    • Inspirational
    • Parent Involvement

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

      First baby gift

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      • Yes
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      5.0

      Traditional with a twist

      By 

      from High Point, NC

      About Me Everyday Reader

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Fosters Imagination
      • Good For Various Ages
      • Great gift

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

        I chose this as a gift for my niece's newborn twins. The new grandmother, a children's librarian, was there when they arrived and loved them. They'll suit the girls for years, as their format lends itself to all kinds of storytelling in addition to the nursery rhymes. And she says they truly are indestructible.

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        • Yes
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        5.0

        Truly indestructible

        By 

        from NJ

        About Me Bookworm

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        Pros

        • Attractive To Babies
        • Nice pictures

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby's First Book
          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

          Great for little ones starting to explore (6 - 12 months). If your baby loves to grab at magazines and books, this is the perfect substitute. The pictures are bright and engaging! I had one for my kids and gifted this set to a friend's newborn. They're chewable, washable, and have lasted us through two kids. The material is like Tyvek, but thicker, and of course non-toxic. The books will get creased and crinkled over time, but the colors stay vibrant. Note that these aren't 'story' books; instead they have one word descriptions of the pictures and feature colorful illustrations.

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          • Yes
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          • Other
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          5.0

          Give baby a head start with books...

          By 

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Everyday Reader

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            Cons

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              • Gift
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

              Gift to first grandbaby, hoping to start her on the right path really early. Like the idea that she can put it in her mouth safely.

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              • Yes
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              • Child
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              5.0

              Indestructible Books With A Twist

              By 

              from Colorado

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Informative
              • Inspirational
              • Relevant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

                These are great hands on books for babies to handle in any way they see fit. The difference in these and other indestructible books for babies is the "story". They are traditional nursery rhymes set in other countries with beautiful illustrations.

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                • Yes
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                • Child
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                • Other

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                5.0

                Great gift for Baby, as well as brother

                By 

                from Dallas, Tx

                About Me Everyday Reader

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Inspirational

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Travel Reading
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

                  Perfect gift for Mommy & new Baby, as well as Brother. Speedy delivery as well. She loved it!

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                  4.0

                  perfect gift

                  By 

                  from st louis

                  About Me Casual Reader

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Inspirational
                  • Relevant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

                    Good gift for a toddler

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                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    These are great books!

                    By 

                    from Atlanta, GA

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                    Pros

                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Informative
                    • Relevant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift

                      Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

                      I was told that it these were awesome books and THEN she discovered that they were indestructible...it was perfect!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Shipping was on time!

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                      • Yes
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                      3.0

                      Smaller than expected

                      By 

                      from Eliot, ME

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                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift

                          Comments about INDESTRUCTIBLE NURSERY RHYMES - SET OF 6 BOOKS:

                          These books are cute but way smaller than I expected, spending $25. I expected a larger size. But the quality is nice and the pictures are cute.

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                          When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                          354votes, 44 comments

                          Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                          We've all heard the rhymes, but now you can see them too! These kid-friendly, indestructible books feature colorful renditions of classic nursery rhymes painted by Jonas Sickler, so grownups can tell the story as baby looks at the pages, and kids can make up their own stories using the images as they grow. Do you know a little one that would love this durable collection?

                          Seneca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          So adorable! Love that its a set! Great gift idea!

                          Christine
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Classics made in China.......too expensive

                          Mary Margaret
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          First, I love that someone has finally done this and made baby books for babies. "Chew proof and drool proof" is right. Secondly, I like the overall look of these books. Mary looks African and not like the typical blonde haired blue eyed little girl we usually see. There seems to be other diversity as well. When you have a blended family with kids adopted from different locations around the world it is nice for them to see things that they can relate to as well. Nicely done.

                          Liz
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          My son got one of these when he was an infant and it was awesome. A set of six for $25 is a good price since I paid $6 for the one.

                          Karin
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great old traditional stories that are getting lost these days. I'd buy them in a second for my nieces and others baby gifts.

                          Christine
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I would not feel comfortable giving this item to a baby. How many problems have there been with items made in China?


                          Love the idea, but the fact that this baby product was made in China is a deal killer for me. Would not purchase this for my nephews.

                          Rebecca
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I wish they had this out three years ago for my daughter who loves books but teethed on them! Not a huge fan of the illustrations, tho.

                          Malorie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Ugh... Is EVERYTHING made in China?

                          holly

                          Love the idea of these, but for $25 you can get them Made in the USA. Shame on you uncommongoods

                          Mary
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I agree with other comments, why is everything made in China? They are really cute!

                          mabra
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I wish they had had these when my kids where little.

                          Yvonne
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Nice gift for a young child. Can be cleaned up after they spill or chew on them. GREAT!

                          David
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Priced right for a gift. Great for throwing in the pile of books already acumulated. Sounds like a good tactile adventure and they taste good too!

                          Caitlin
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          I don't like that it's made in china...

                          Michael
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great set for your young children

                          Norma
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Made in China?!!!!!!!

                          Susan

                          made in China... I would not buy it

                          sharon
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          The key is that they are indestructible!

                          Massee
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I want them, just not to be made in china. Bummer.

                          Helen
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Very expensive!!!

                          Stephanie
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I would buy this as a gift. Good price.

                          Shahla
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I would buy this for my child. Good price!

                          Traci
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          These are GREAT! Perfect for teething, curious babies. I have three of these already, but would still buy the entire set to have extras.

                          Joan
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Plastic toy from China?? Not a great idea.

                          Lauren
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Would buy if they were made in the US for that price.

                          Marcy

                          I'm torn on the un-tearable books. We have some of their other titles, and they do hold up well. I also like that the illustrations reflect diversity. But, these illustrations are not especially suited to little babies, who are often drawn to photos and crisp, clean illustrations of familiar animals and objects, rather than these sorts of cartoon-y collages.

                          Karen
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Nice idea and nice price. But plastic from China in a baby's mouth?? Not happening!

                          Patricia
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Cute books for the tiny ones, but way too pricey

                          Amber
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          GREAT idea, but I really don't like the look of them books.

                          Yanina
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Awesome and very cute! My kid destroyed so many books when he was a baby, I wish I had these at the time :)

                          Lauren
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          not really all that unique, made in China and it seems like some cultural aspects are just thrown in. "Mary had a little lamb....in Africa!" would give kids the idea that being in africa is different and strange, rather than normalizing other cultures for them.

                          Jan
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Made in China.

                          tina
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Love the idea of the material, being indestructible, droof proof

                          Paula
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          cute, but again, made in China

                          Melissa
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Issues with poor quality materials from products made in China would not be something I would want to give to my children.

                          Kate
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Lead paint. Enough said. As great as these books may be, I would never be comfortable giving these to my niece or any other child. When it comes to kids, Made in USA is extra important.

                          Kip
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Awesome. I don't know how many books my daughter has destroyed in her short life so anything to keep them around longer is worth it.

                          celine
                          Vote: Thumbs down!

                          Not loving the made in china aspect.

                          librarian
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          good price, good subject matter

                          Emma
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Great idea

                          Michele
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          I think these are great and I am in agreement about the black mary. Hello people we r not all lilly white. we are Americans... we have culture.

                          Parris
                          Vote: Thumbs up!

                          Other than the "Made in China" (which is hard to avoid nowadays) ...I think this is a great idea! I would totally have bought for my kids ...And pass them down!

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