We love the bright colorful images for cutting.
We love that once the images are cut, there is some more interaction with the pieces (after you cut out a flower, you glue it to a stem; after you cut out the caterpillar’s legs, you can make it walk and play with it, etc.).
But the book is much too challenging for J-jo (who just turned three). He can handle the straight lines, if I assist him with holding the paper. Though J-jo loves the projects (there was a cute caterpillar that he loved and a tiger that hid in some grass once you cut the lines) he needs so much help. I’m sure Bear, proficient as she is at cutting, would love and be able to enjoy this book so much more.
The progression moves along rapidly as well. There are 38 pages. By the tenth activity page, the child is expected to cut a zigzag, and the eleventh activity involves curvy lines. This wouldn’t bother me, but the book is labeled “Toddler.” For the average toddler, this book is MUCH too challenging.
Bottom line: The book is worth the $6.95 for colorful, fun, cutting practice. I do recommend it. However, I recommend it for a preschooler or Kindergartener, not a toddler.
Disclosure: As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.