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Playful Toddler Titles for Kiddos On-the-Go from Silver Dolphin Books

Playful Toddler Titles for Kiddos On-the-Go from Silver Dolphin Books

My toddler son loves books about things that go. He also loves dinosaurs and farm animals. I am also pleased to say that he loves books and reading. While his big sister works on her school work, he and I often sit on the couch in our school room and read books together. He also loves flipping through his favorite board books on his own. When recently offered the chance to review Dig, Dig, Digger! and Dinos on Deck! from Gareth Lucas and Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald and Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus illustrated by Elliot Kreloff from Silver Dolphin Books in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add some new titles to my home library.

'Dig, Dig Digger!' and 'Dinos on Deck' 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald' and 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus'

Dig, Dig, Digger!

Recommended for readers age 3 and older in preschool on up, Dig, Dig, Digger! of the Gareth Lucas Noisy Books series allows little readers to dig, dig, and dig some more with favorite animal friends including dolphins, hippos, ducks, and bees. Each page of the 12-page board book offers humor and fun at a construction site as animals build an adventure playground complete with sounds at the press of a button at every turn. The full-color book currently costs $12.96 on Amazon with a list price of $14.99.

Author and illustrator Gareth Lucas studied illustration at Brighton and has been published internationally. He often collaborates with his wife, who is also an illustrator. His creative talents also include teaching graphic design and guitar. When he has a moment to spare, he is often found at the park with his children.

My son loves books about digging. He also loves books with animal characters, so Dig, Dig, Digger! is a huge hit in my house. The text is humorous and geared towards toddlers and preschoolers. The illustrations are adorable, colorful, and bring the story to life. The sound buttons on each page are a huge success for my little reader. My almost-three-year-old highly recommends the book to all other toddlers and preschoolers!

Cover of 'Dig, Dig Digger!' Back Cover of 'Dig, Dig Digger!'

Inside Pages of 'Dig, Dig Digger!' Inside Pages of 'Dig, Dig Digger!'

Dinos on Deck!

Also recommended for readers age 3 and older in preschool on up, Dinos on Deck! from Gareth Lucas follows dinosaur favorites like triceratops, stegosaurus, and tyrannosaurus rex on an adventure in the seas. Little readers can hoist the sails, press the sound buttons, and laugh along as the dinosaur friends search for treasure. The 12-page board book with built-in sounds currently costs $13.49 on Amazon with a list price of $14.99.

My son also loves dinosaurs, so Dinos on Deck! is also a huge success in my house! Just as with Dig, Dig, Digger!, the text in Dinos on Deck! is humorous and geared towards little readers. My son loves pushing the sound buttons and looking at the colorful illustrations as I read the book aloud to him. He highly recommends the sound book to all other young readers his age!

Cover of 'Dinos on Deck' Back Cover of 'Dinos on Deck'

Inside Pages of 'Dinos on Deck' 1 Inside Pages of 'Dinos on Deck' 2

Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald

Recommended for readers age 3 and older in preschool and up, Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald offers the youngest book lovers a playset featuring the classic singalong song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” that comes with a 16-page chunky board book, wooden tractor, and plastic play mat. The new title in the Woodworks series allows little readers to read and play along to the beloved song-turned-story. The set currently costs $12.53 on Amazon with a list price of $13.99.

Award-winning designer and illustrator Elliot Kreloff has worked on a broad range of books for children including early readers and fiction and nonfiction picture books. He studied design and illustration at The Cooper Union in New York City and currently lives and works in Harlem, New York, with his partner, author and historian, Stephen Morris. His SAMi Flip-A-Face and Flip-A-Shape series won best book awards from Child magazine and Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio.

My kids love singing “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” with me and making the sounds of all the different animals living on a farm. Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald is an adorable playset that brings the classic song to life. With colorful illustrations that bring the song to life, the board book is perfect for little hands. My son also absolutely loves playing with the wooden tractor on the plastic play mat. The littlest of readers can join Old MacDonald and his farmyard friends including cows, ducks, horses, and more for a reading adventure with the Old MacDonald playset.

Cover of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald' Back Cover of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald'

Inside Pages of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald' 1 Inside Pages of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald' 2

Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus

Also recommended for readers age 3 and older in preschool and up, Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus illustrated by Elliot Kreloff features the favorite nursery rhyme “The Wheels on the Bus” in a playset featuring a 16-page chunky board book, wooden school bus, and plastic play mat. Young readers can read and pay along with the beloved song while driving around the town and sing through the storybook. The set currently costs $12.59 on Amazon with a list price of $13.99.

Of all the nursery rhymes that I sing with my kids, my son loves “The Wheels on the Bus” most at the moment. He loves all things that go, especially buses, which he points out excitedly when riding around town. He is absolutely thrilled with the Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus play set. He loves listening to me or his big sister read the board book aloud while he looks at the illustrations. He also loves playing with the wooden bus on the plastic play mat.

Cover of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus' Back Cover of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus'

Inside Pages of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus' 1 Inside Pages of 'Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus' 2

Final Verdict

If you are searching for some gifts for an active toddler or preschooler, my son and I highly recommend Dig, Dig, Digger! and Dinos on Deck! from Gareth Lucas and Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald and Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus illustrated by Elliot Kreloff from Silver Dolphin Books. The first two are part of the Gareth Lucas Noisy Books series and feature an interactive sound button on each page. The second two are playsets that each come with a chunky board book, wooden vehicle, and play mat. My almost-three-year-old loves the four titles and highly recommends all the playful books to other young readers his age!

Purchase Dig, Dig, Digger!, Dinos on Deck!, Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald, and Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus on Amazon via my affiliate links.

Image Credits

Playful Toddler Titles for Kiddos On-the-Go from Silver Dolphin Books © 2017 Heather Johnson
‘Dig, Dig Digger!’ and ‘Dinos on Deck’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald’ and ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Dig, Dig Digger!’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Dig, Dig Digger!’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Dig, Dig Digger!’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Dig, Dig Digger!’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Dinos on Deck’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Dinos on Deck’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Dinos on Deck’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Dinos on Deck’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Old MacDonald’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Cover of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Back Cover of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Woodworks Nursery Rhymes: Wheels on the Bus’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson

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