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#PlayTestShare

by Fernanda
Kids / March 10, 2016

 

Members of the Raincoast team, disguised by Eric Carle Animal Masks, were caught enjoying a quiet moment with To the Moon: The Tallest Coloring Book in the World. 

 

Join us and #PlayTestShare! It’s no secret that Chronicle Books and Laurence King have a wonderful selection of games, activity sets and creative books guaranteed to keep your children engaged and intellectually stimulated. And with spring break around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to send our favourites to bloggers and book reviewers across the country to play, test and share with their readers!

Read the reviews and enter to win the Spring Break Giveaway at any one of these participating testers: Kinderlit, Fab Book Reviews, This West Coast Mommy, Yoyomama, Glimpse Reviews, The Pampered Baby, My Little House of Treasures and Frugal Mom Eh! And don’t forget to share and tag your favourites with #PlayTestShare!

 

#PlayTestShare Picks for 2016

ABC Word Play

A hands-on alphabet extravaganza! The letters of the alphabet come to life in this bright, graphic, and delightfully interactive ABC novelty board book that pairs early learning with captivating play. Just punch out the oversize neon letters and assemble the simple words featured on each spread, or spell new words. It's the perfect way to play, spell, and learn, from A to Z!

 

Flora and Friends Matching Game

From the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo, and the two follow-up books, Flora and the Penguin and Flora and the Peacocks, this classic memory game stars Flora and her feathered friends! Delightful storytelling and artwork from Molly Idle celebrate the joy of friendship, all while building memory, concentration, and matching skills.

 

Make and Move Animals

12 amazing moving animals to press out, slot together and play! From flapping penguins to swimming turtles, and everything in between, create fantastic moving animal 'parionettes' to play with. Each parionette comes with easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and no scissors or glue required!

 

 

Paper Sumo

Japan's centuries-old national sport is the main attraction in this paper-based smackdown where creativity and competition collide. The result? Laughs guaranteed! There is an impressive assortment of 39 characters-from traditional sumo wrestlers to animals to monsters and other eye-catching creatures from Japanese lore.

 

642 Things to Draw: Young Artist's Edition

The perfect addition to the 642 series, this collection of hilarious, wacky, and imaginative drawing prompts provides endless quirky inspiration for young artists of all experience levels. Whether pondering how to sketch a zombie unicorn or filling the page with a magical field of cupcakes, budding artists will relish the chance to jump-start their artistic engines as they draw, sketch, imagine, and create!

 

Dog Domino

This game is for two to four players and contains 28 cute and colorful dog dominoes. Have fun matching seven delightful pooches: Chihuaha, Dachshund, Dalmation, Labrador, Poodle, Pug, and Alsation. Get your last domino down first to win the game and become top dog!

 

Story Box: Create Your Own Fairy Tales

This wonderful game will allow your family to create its own fairy tales. Highly original and with a contemporary twist, this box contains 20 cards, printed on both sides, which can be interchanged, allowing for all kinds of plots. With three alternative endings!

 

 

Let's Play

A brilliant new companion book from the creator of PRESS HERE and MIX IT UP!  It's only a yellow dot… but what a dot it is! Connecting not only to the mind but also to the heart, this dot expresses an extraordinary sense of humor, fear, joy, and more as it pushes, lurches, wiggles, and slides its way through-and even off!-the pages of this glorious companion to Press Here and Mix It Up!

 

Press Here Game

Hervé Tullet has reimagined his groundbreaking book in an entirely new dimension. With two levels of play to choose from-so that it's easy enough for a toddler to grasp, but also complex enough to challenge older siblings and adults-this engaging game delivers hours of entertainment for the whole family.

 

Recess

Recess is the ultimate illustrated guide to the best games of the playground, for inside and outside. This fun and interactive guide includes the rules to over 150 games and variations, including over two dozen international games from schoolyards around the world, plus various tips and strategies not just to play, but also to win!

 

To the Moon

Climb up to the moon with this amazing fold-out colouring book, the longest in the world! Colour an amazing tower, all the way from your house down on the ground, past dragons, witches, space ports, and flying elephants, to reach the moon at the very top!