You’d think a mother of triplets would have enough to do, but a few years Amy Pixton took the time to dream up and create a set of wordless baby books to be illustrated by her mother-in-law Karen. The idea probably would have remained in the mock-up stage were it not for Amy’s little innovation: unlike the traditional board books, these could be chewed, crumpled, yanked on, rolled upon, mashed, washed, and possibly even flushed without ill effect. It was a little over a year ago that the first Indestructables hit the retail market, and enthusiastic consumers have been drooling for them ever since. I wish they were around when my granddaughter was at the chewing stage, but grandmas and mamas everywhere can rejoice in a whole series (12 so far) of titles that babies can sink their gums into. And even pass on to their subsequent siblings.
Indestructables retail for $4.95 or less; easily available online, or sample one for yourself at your local bookseller. Go ahead–roll it up like an enchilada and give an experimental nibble. Or, if you’re not in the empirical mode, check out adorable baby video here.