We’re always on the look out for fun books we can read with Noah. He enjoys touch and feel books, The Jesus Storybook Bible, an his bookcases full of other ones, but tonight we introduced our son to something epic. Something awesome. Something known as……
The Tickle Monster!
My mother in law (knowing my personality all to well) gave me The Tickle Monster Laughter Kit as a Christmas gift last year (which was only a few days after arriving home from the hospital with Noah!) As soon as I unwrapped the package and slipped on the included Tickle Monster gloves I couldn’t wait to introduce Noah to the awesomeness known as The Tickle Monster….!
Baby Noah may not have been ready for The Tickle Monster at 2 weeks old, but he is now and I’m happy to announce the start of a wonderful friendship. It looks like The Tickle Monster will be a regular guest in our house..!
3 Reasons You Should Invite The Tickle Monster Into Your Home
- The Tickle Monster is interactive. We like to find books we can read with (not to) our son. One is passive. The other is interactive. When it comes to being a superhero parent to your children, interactive always wins. This books screams interactive. You just slip on the gloves and assume the role of The Tickle Monster. Which means you get to spend 20 minutes (or more!) watching your little one wiggle and giggle. Can you say awesome…? I can.
- The Tickle Monster is packed with colorful and fun illustrations. Sensory stimulation is very important for infants which is why they enjoy books with a variety of textures and bright, colorful illustrations (ever wonder why all of those infant toys are so loud with so many flashing lights…? Now you know!) Kevan J. Atteberry did an incredible job illustrating in this book (Think your favorite Pixar movie!) Your child (and you) will really enjoy taking in each page. Noah really enjoys running his hands across each of the Disney-like filled pages.
- The Tickle Monster is full of fun lines that will have you laughing as you try to read them (in your best Tickle Monster voice!) This book is fun, fun, fun to read! Josie Bissett (random fact: the author played Jane Mancini on the 90’s show Melrose Place!) did a great job creating an experience you’ll really enjoy reading with your child. But don’t take my word for it; try saying one of my favorite sentences from the book three times real fast:
“I’m all in a tizzy, quite frizzy and dizzy, My finger are squiggly, your piggies are wiggly.”
If you’re looking for something fun and new to read with your child, I highly suggest visiting Amazon and picking up The Tickle Monster as soon as you can. Don’t worry, you can still keep Goodnight Moon in your storytime rotation!
Have you come across any interesting, or unique children’s books lately? Please let us know in the comments…we’re always on the lookout for new ones!