Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Sophie la girafe! Review AND Giveaway

Today's the day - Happy Birthday to Sophie la girafe! How old is Sophie you ask? She is 55 years old believe it or not!

"First created in France in 1961, Sophie la girafe®, a high-end, all-natural rubber baby teether, is a fixture in nurseries all over the world. A favorite among moms, Sophie is a popular shower gift, and has garnered praise from parents everywhere.".... Now the French character is the star of story time. Babies everywhere will love the multisensory board books, such as Peekaboo Sophie!” - Parents Magazine"

My daughter had one of the Sophie teething toys. How fun that there are now books dedicated to this beloved icon. I'm excited to be sharing them with my grandson. I also have a copy to share with you too - scroll to the bottom to enter to win a Sophie book)

DK Canada is the publisher of the Sophie books - full list can be seen here.

I've added two Sophie titles to little guy's library. The first one is Sophie's Big Noisy Day Book!

This is an oversized board book with lots to look at and name on every page. The faces of the characters are pleasant to look at and are always smiling. And there's a story to follow along with. But here's the fun part. Little guy absolutely adores lift the flap books right now, playing his own modified version of peek-a-boo. So....there's more than one flap on most pages. But when you lift the flap, it's not just a picture - it's noise! A band, a train, a helicopter, ducks and a radio. Well, didn't we lift many, many flaps over and over again! For those worried about the battery dying - it can be changed. (Make sure to read in a room with light - it took me a minute to realize the sounds are activated by light)

The other new addition to little guy's bookshelf is Sophie Pop-up Peekaboo. As I mentioned, he loves peekaboo, so this was an easy choice. Where is Sophie? We meet the other characters as they search for her. This book also has flaps to lift and the most wonderful pop-ups - a toy box, laundry basket, bathtub, apple tree and one last hiding place. Again, many, many flaps were lifted  - the pop ups absolutely fascinated him.

The colours are lovely in both books, they're sturdy and honestly - quite timeless! Two thumbs up from little guy and Gramma. Keep up with Sophie's birthday fun on Twitter. #sophielagirafebirthday

And thanks to DK Canada, I have a copy of Sophie's Big Noisy Day Book to giveaway to one lucky reader. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to Canada only, ends June 11/16.

10 comments:

traveler said...

Sophie is adorable and delightful. Love this great feature and giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen B said...

Sophie is new to me and will be perfect for my newest greatgrandson!
kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

Karin R. said...

So cute!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Marie S said...

Sophie was one of my favourite baby toys and my daughters too

Darlene said...

My 2 grandchildren love to be read to, they would love this book

Lynne said...

Sophie is such a classic! Every little one needs Sophie!

Tracy Pound said...

We love Sophie and what better than to see her come to life in a book!

Tammy D said...

thanks for the chance to win, looks like a cute read

binabug said...

THANKS, Emily and I just love Sophie!! thanks for hosting this.

binabug said...

Just had to let you know I got lucky enough to win this on another blog, so that you can delete my entries and give the rest a chance!! I am so excited to get this for Emily!!