If there’s one thing many parents love receiving for their children, it’s books. Research has shown that a baby’s first three years of life are critical for developing speech and language skills, so reading and talking to our children is important. By the time our babies can start grabbing and chewing, they are reaching for toys and books. But in case you haven’t noticed, babies are known for manhandling and pretty much destroying literature. Drool, teethmarks, and torn pages are just a few ways you can tell a baby has gotten a hold of your book. While no parent wants to prevent their child from books, it also gets tiring having to buy more when they ruin them.
Luckily for us, there’s a new invention on the block called Indestructibles. These books are just what every parent needs: waterproof, rip-proof and chew-proof. The paper is made of a non-toxic and woven material that’s safe for your little chewer. They are so durable, you can even throw them in the bathtub! They can be washed by hand or even tossed in the dishwasher for a powerful scrub. Jonas Sickler, one of the illustrators for the nursery rhyme series of Indestructibles has provided us with some exclusive images so you can get a peak at how amazing these books are.
All of the nursery rhyme stories are set in a unique, multicultural setting and have no words or story. The publisher has stated they wanted parents and children to come up with their own story for each book, or sing the famous nursery rhyme for which it was named.
Hickory Dickory Dock, set in London
Hey Diddle Diddle, set in New Orlean (check out the transformation from the original sketch!)
Frere Jacques, set in (gingerbread) Paris
Mary Had A Little Lamb, set in Africa
Old MacDonald Had A Farm, set in Bolivia
Humpty Dumpty, set in China
Not only are these books beautiful and functional, but affordable too. They make wonderful gifts for baby showers, birthday and holidays- and won’t break the bank!
All of these images were used with express permission from illustrator, Jonas Sickler. If you’d like to learn more about Jonas, visit his website, Jonas Sicker Illustration and also visit his Amazon page to pick up his Indestructible books!