Illustrated by: Elliot Kreloff

Published: June 13, 2017

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

Fiction/Board Book/Play Mat


Illustrated by: Elliot Kreloff

Published: July 11, 2017

Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books

Fiction/Board Book/Play Mat

A great way to get toddlers excited about reading is to make reading books fun! These two nursery rhyme sets are the perfect start to their reading adventure. I know that I sang “The Wheels on the Bus” and “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” to our kids and we had books that went along with the nursery rhyme as well. In fact, those were probably the first two nursery rhymes they learned.

These two book sets include a mini board book, a wooden vehicle (bus or tractor) and a plastic play mat. While you are reading (or singing) the rhyme to your toddler, they can drive the tractor along the road visiting the animals on the mat or drive through town with the bus.

The set comes in a carrying case with a handle. So these would be perfect for traveling. The playmat is approximately 22 x 17 inches and folds up nicely into the carrying case.

As you can see in the photos the vehicles and the books are perfectly sized for toddler’s little hands. They can hold the book by themselves and the vehicle without any difficulty. The words of the chorus are bolded in the books to make them stand out more. Children will have fun acting out the verses in the book with their very own playset.

If you have toddlers on your gift list, then I would recommend these reading playsets for them.

Elliot Kreloff – source

Elliot Kreloff has illustrated and designed a broad range of children’s books, including board books, early readers, and fiction and nonfiction picture books. He studied design and illustration at The Cooper Union in NYC, where he received a BFA and has an MA from Hunter College in theater directing. Elliot lives with his husband and daughter in New York City and Fire Island, NY. See more of Kreloff’s books, HERE

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  1. Val on August 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    What a cool book/toy/activity! It would be perfect for a toddler birthday or Christmas gift!

  2. Literary Feline on August 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I could never read these books to my daughter without singing the songs. 🙂 These are a lot of fun!

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