Hug, kiss, snuggle, nuzzle, bounce, rock: There are so many ways to show your love to baby! Share the love on each spread with simple text prompts and adorable illustrations of baby animals and their families, from cats to bears to otters. Indestructibles are printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it-gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor. And if they get dirty, just rinse them off. With more than two million copies in print and growing annual sales (more than 450,000 copies shipped in 2016 alone!), Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read.
I can see the appeal of an indestructible book for babies, but I’m still not sure I’d want to spend money on books like this one. It’s true that you can’t ruin it with water or tearing (I tried to rip it as hard as I could, really), but if you really mangle the book, it still looks mangled—it just isn’t technically ruined. It’s so thin that it feels like an insubstantial throw-away kind of book anyway, and I’m just not sure I’d really want to carry it around in my diaper bag. As far as the actually story and pictures here go, the illustrations were cute and the text was fine.