Dante’s Shelf: February 2022 Favorite

Posted February 16, 2022 by Berls in Dante's Shelf, Review / 2 Comments

I thought it would be fun to share some of Dante’s favorite books every month. He tends to have a few favorites at a time and we read them over and over. This way, parents & teachers can learn about some picture books they might want to share with their kids and I got a built-in memory of his favorites over time. Win, win!

I haven’t done a post in a while, because Dante’s really been cycling through the same favorites. But there is one new book – from Christmas – that has become a favorite (and I also love it).

Dante’s Shelf: February 2022 FavoritePoke-a-Dot: Old MacDonald's Farm (30 Poke-able Poppin' Dots) by Melissa and Doug
Published by Innovative Kids on September 1, 2010
Genres: Picture Books
Pages: 18
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

Once you start popping, there's just no stopping These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count. With ten spreads and 30 poke-able buttons How many animals does Old McDonald have on his farm? Count them all with this one-of-a-kind 'pop-a-tronic' book. This poke-able popping dots book lets kids track of how many animals are on each page. It's a great way to learn to count to 10!

I picked this book for Dante for Christmas because I thought he would enjoy pushing the little snap buttons. And I was right, he loves it! But this book has so much potential to grow with him. I love that it’s a solid counting book, that (through the little snap buttons) teaches/reinforces 1-1 correspondence, a really important counting skill. And I also love that it has all the farm animals, making a slight adjustment to the Old McDonald theme. Dante enjoys me making all the animal sounds and he especially likes to moo. This is a good book for us to continue working on getting him to vocalize more.

Also a plus, this book is a STURDY board book. Dante can be hard on books, but this one is going to last. It’s heavy because it’s so solid. It’s nice to spend $11 on a book and know you won’t be taping it together in a month!

5 stars Flipping Fantastic


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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

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2 responses to “Dante’s Shelf: February 2022 Favorite

  1. This one sounds super cute, Berls, so I’m happy Dante loves it. I feel so out of touch with children’s books these days. Pre-Covid I used to check out the section, sit and read picture books just for fun. Alas, it’s been a long while since I’ve done that. I’ll have to check out your other Dante posts to see what all he’s enjoyed. 🙂