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The book arrived today and I am quite happy with it. It is unusual and I spent a lot of time trying to find something like this.. I like the touch and feel feature where the child can feel Superman's muscles, silky cape and watch the fortress of solitute sparkle which I can imagine will be very entertaining for a child. I do have a few concerns however. There are a couple of pull out pages, which in itself is a great feature, but they are a bit difficult to pull out, so I wonder if there will be a risk of ripping if pulled by an impatient child. In addition there is a page where you can feel and "pet" Superman's dog, but while trying it a few bits of the fur already came off, so I guess only time can tell how durable this book will turn out to be.
His Daddy is a Superman superfan, and our little guy is following right in his footsteps. He's 11 months. He goes right for this book the moment he gets in his room. It got 3 stars for being a great intro to Superman for babies. He turns the pages easily and loves to pet Krypto at the end!
I docked it 2 stars for one huge reason. Whoever signed off on all of the glitter on the page that depicts the fortress of solitude came into work drunk that day. It's a running joke in our house now. My husband will give me a kiss and I'll say, "Honey, you have a piece of the fortress of solitude on your forehead." It's everywhere in my house and inevitably, all over my son. They could have used a reflective surface to make it look like it was shining. What a mess!
We have Superman Colors book and my 9 month old son absolutely loves it. So I wanted to get another Superman book for him. The book looks great as it has bold colors and to keep babies enticed, and cool pull out tabs. However, the tabs seem very flimsy and I don't see it holding too well if I have him play with the book. And my biggest gripe is the page full of glitter...and I mean the glitter was everywhere. When I got to the page, there was a layer of lose glitter all over. I tried to scrape off some of the glitter but no luck, I just ended up getting covered in glitter. I have no problem with glitter if it stays on, but the glue material they used here is not good at all. Everytime you touch the area with glitter, there will be glitter on your hand. I just don't understand who thought it would be a great idea to use glitter on a book for babies. Babies want to touch everything and put everything in their mouth. My son would be practically eating glitter if he played with this book. This will be another read out loud book for him I suppose.
I was disappointed in the types of "touch and feel" objects in this book, but my 8 month son seems to be OK with the book and knows what parts of the pages to touch. Turning off the light to see the bat sign glow? Who does that while reading a book? Push the buttons on Batman's computer (slightly raised buttons on page) -- not very interactive.
However, my son seems to enjoy the book and will probably rip the swinging batman off soon enough. I'd prefer to see this type of book in-store before purchasing the others from this line to determine if it is worth the money.
I got this to use as the guestbook for a superhero themed baby shower. It is super cut and really on theme BUT whoever was in the meeting for the baby’s first book and suggested a page where the ‘touch and feel’ aspect is entirely glitter is either dim or evil. Hahaha. I took some packing tape to it but I still felt a little giving it to that new mama.
I purchased this for my son's 2nd birthday, thinking it'd be the perfect book for his comic-book-loving daddy to read to him. It's very colorful and still makes it into our bedtime reading rotation, but it seems a little too basic for our 2-year-old (he likes longer stories, like Curious George). The interactive portions are not that user-friendly for toddlers. The "flying" batman page started to tear (at the corners where the string is attached) after the first time my son made him zip across the rope. The car page has a tab that you pull to make Batman and Robin drive the batmobile, but the tab is too stiff for my son to manuever and the car does not move very much at all. There's a page where it asks the child to push the buttons on Batman's computer, but the "buttons" are just slightly raised bumps on the page that are hardly noticeable--it'd be great if they were made of a different material or texture. So, overall, it's a great idea for a book, but I was a little disappointed in it and my son doesn't seem to be as interested in this as he is in his batmobile tricycle!
Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batman Lights & Sounds Trike
The Superman book is much better. The Touch and Feel aspects of this book just aren't that great. The best one is the page where Batman slides across a string from building-to-building, but I'm worried that that one won't outlast the rest of the book.
The book was in acceptable shape as the seller listed, however, inside the book, there was a pop out piece missing. If I had known that, I never would have purchased this particular one, my son was not happy when we discovered the piece was missing. I was annoyed, because I could have purchased a new one for $2 more and would have if I knew that this one was so damaged.