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We like this company's music books, but this one is weird in that they change a lot of the words in the songs. And they're popular songs, so we either have to teach her wrong words or sing the right words and hope she doesn't use this book anymore by the time she can read. (I get that some of the word updates are to make things more pc (1 little, 2 little, 3 little LADYBUGS), but others they changed for no apparent reason.) It's also not her favorite of them (the lullabyes and Christmas ones are big hits), but we do read it somewhat frequently.
Ordered this as a Christmas gift for a couple's first baby, and I opened the box with another baby learning book inside and this one.... It doesn't work at all.... I took the batteries out and found they were already dead.... Went to the store and bought new ones and put them in, thinking that's all that it needed, but.... It still doesn't work. :-( I can't give this to them as a Christmas gift!!!!
Even though this book says it's for 3yrs+, I bought this for my now 14m old when she was 10m old or so.
Singing is such a fun pass time, & I love that this book has the songs so I can sing along.
When you push the buttons, it's just music, so you have to sing the words. Though they were clever in making this, so there is a little beat on every syllable. That way you can figure how how to sing along.
My daughter loves to push the buttons & dance along to the music. This is one that she even still, will often pull off the shelf to dance & clap along to.
This book is very cute however when you spend that much on a children's book you should get a book that isn't dented. This was supposed to be a gift but giving this away is not acceptable in this manner.
My kid loves this book. However, I was under the impression that the learning songs were all about counting or ABCs. They are not, there are random unrelated pages/songs in there. There are not many ABC or counting ones, and they are not for young ones. So this book is a bit more advanced and not age appropriate for us. This brand of books also always makes the music really loud, so we have to put tape on the speakers every time to dull the volume. It basically has become a book to push buttons for music to play for my kid.
Count me as another unhappy buyer with a book that has no sound.
I am not going to spend yet more money on new batteries (especially after reading that others posting reviews here had tried that and still had no sound). The book will go back, despite the hassle -- and I will find another publisher of interactive music books, which my grandchild loves, but with a better product.
I also have learned the hard way to not buy another interactive music book through Amazon, as it also lacks quality control. I will buy in-person, it in a bookstore, to test it first.
This book was a gift initially, we had to buy a second because my daughter loved it so much but she tore it up a bit. The songs are cute and fun. Great activity to do with my daughter, since the sound music only, no lyrics, it's not something for independent play until your child learns the songs.